Chris has done a good job for us. He's been in the forefront for trying to tackle the school funding issue and road funding. I don't agree with all of his campaign finance measures (We had a lot of discussions over that issue), but he's taken a stand there, and has been consistant there for the past four years which I respect. He's also solidly pro-2nd Amendment and pro-life. He's always pushed for election integrity, and after Gore tried to steal the election in Florida (and Kerry stealing Wisconsin, and Dino Rossi "losing" in Washington) - we need election reform in the worst way. Requiring photo ID to vote is a much needed start. We need to keep our elections watchdog and send Chris back to Lansing.
From the Argus
As a township trustee and later a clerk in Brighton Township, Ward was a key player in forging regional cooperation between the city of Brighton and neighboring townships to more effectively provide government services for taxpayers.
He has shown that same skill in Lansing, where his peers selected him as the House majority floor leader.
In his position, he has worked with some notable success at gaining additional revenue for Livingston County's under-funded public schools and roads. He took the lead in writing and passing legislation that consolidated all Michigan elections into four specific dates. And he has worked diligently — sometimes to the chagrin of members of his own party — at seeking more effective ethics and campaign finance reform laws.
Ward has an impressive grasp of the issues at play. He is a proud Republican, but he has shown that when it comes to issues, he is both well-versed and willing to work constructively with legislators on both sides of the aisle.
As part of his effort to address public school financing, Ward also understands that spending is an important part of the equation. Despite discouraging recalcitrance by many in the House and Senate, Ward continues to work to address the untenable costs of health-care benefits and retirement obligations in the public school system.