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Donald J. Trump


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Donald J. Trump is the very definition of an American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence for real estate, sports and entertainment. In New York City and around the world, the Trump signature is synonymous with the most prestigious addresses in the world.

Mr. Trump was born in Queens, New York, and is married to Melania Trump and father to Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Barron. He is a proud grandfather of seven. A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, and an accomplished author — having authored over fifteen bestsellers, Mr. Trump has devoted his life to growing a company and expanding prosperity for his family and the tens of thousands of Americans he has employed.

Mr. Trump began his business career in an office he shared with this father in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. He worked with his father for five years during which time his father often stated, “some of my best deals were made by my son, Donald…everything he touches seems to turn to gold.”

The Trump organization owns some of the world’s top properties. Mr. Trump has been recognized for both his business accomplishments and his deep passion for the country. He has long been a devoted supporter of veterans’ causes, and has been honored by the Pentagon for his commitment to restoring the dignity of the New York City’s Veterans Day Parade after it had been neglected and poorly managed.

Mr. Trump entered the 2016 presidential campaign because he was deeply concerned about the direction of the country. His motto has been to “Make America Great Again” by bringing jobs back to Americans through renegotiated trade deals and a reformed tax code, securing our borders and restoring the rule of law, repealing and replacing Obamacare, strengthening our military, caring for our veterans, and unifying Americans. He believes that the United States of America is the greatest country in the world, and that the American people unified and working toward a common goal can restore our standing around the world as a beacon of freedom, strength and prosperity.

Mike Pence

Vice President

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Mike Pence is a native Indiana Hoosier who has dedicated his public service life to issues pertaining to fiscal responsibility, economic development and educational opportunity. He is a dedicated husband to Second Lady Karen Pence, and father to their three adult children, Michael, Charlotte and Audrey. Vice President Pence most recently served as the 50th Governor of the State of Indiana before accepting the invitation from President Trump to serve as his running mate.

Vice President Pence was one of six children born to Edward and Nancy Pence. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College in 1981 and a law degree from Indiana University in 1986. After working for the Indiana Policy Review Foundation he hosted The Mike Pence Show — a syndicated radio show that aired on 18 stations throughout Indiana.

Beginning in 2000, Vice President Pence was elected six times to represent the Sixth District of Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives where he championed legislation that promoted smaller government and economic growth for the nation. His colleagues quickly recognized his leadership acumen and legislative accomplishments and unanimously elected him to serve as House Republican Conference Chairman and Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee.

The Governor has worked with the Indiana General Assembly to craft an honestly balanced budget that maintains strong reserves for the State and continues to generate a surplus. This fiscal discipline has helped Indiana maintain its AAA credit rating and earn a global reputation as a great place to do business.

As Governor, Vice President Pence managed a State employee workforce of approximately 28,000 and a State budget of $30.6 billion. He oversaw the duties of the executive branch as the State’s chief executive officer, recommended and reviewed legislation with members of the Indiana General Assembly, and served as the commander-in-chief of the Indiana National Guard.

A strong supporter of the military, Pence has made a priority of reducing veteran unemployment and, while in Congress, he visited Hoosier soldiers in Iraq and/or Afghanistan every year since hostilities began.

State Board of Education

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Tom McMillin

In November 2016, Tom McMillin was elected to an 8 year term as a member of the Michigan State Board of Education. Tom is a former State Representative, who served in the Michigan House of Representatives from January 2009 through December 2014, when he was term-limited. Tom served as chairman of the House Oversight committee, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and the House Education committee. Tom has served as an Oakland County Commissioner, Mayor of Auburn Hills and Auburn Hills City Councilman for 9 years. He was also President of the Board of Prevail Academy charter school in Mt. Clemens from its inception in 2004 until he started in the legislature in 2009. Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of Crossroads Pregnancy Center in Auburn Hills. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant and owns a small CPA firm. He has done consulting work, serving as a part-time Chief Financial Officer for several clients. Tom is married to Dalila McMillin and has three daughters. Tom has been a strong advocate for local control of education and has been a leader in the ongoing fight against those who want to centralize education at the state and federal level. Over the years, Tom has fought against such centralization schemes as Outcome Based Education, Goals 2000, School to Work and now Common Core. As a state representative, Tom led the effort in the legislature to repeal Common Core and to stop the drive to make the statewide assessment more high-stakes. He was also a leader in giving parents more choices in education through the lifting of the charter school cap.

Nikki Snyder

 Nikki Snyder was elected to the State Board of Education in 2016 and is a member of the Legislative Committee. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University graduating cum laude while raising her first two children. Working as a Registered Nurse, she developed a love for mentoring and eventually began teaching as a Nurse Educator. Nikki continued her journey by becoming internationally certified as a Lactation Consultant. She works in a local hospital and has been awarded for providing remarkable care for Mom’s and Babies. While she has worked in various capacities to support her family, she has been an advocate of those with disabilities. Her third child was born with an upper limb amputation frequently tackling milestones like any other kid, just differently. Nikki values truth, integrity, growth and relational accountability. She is a hard worker, lifelong learner and someone who loves to serve. She has had to make many tough decisions personally and professionally but remains grounded through perseverance and hope. As a goal-setting individual, she is known for being fierce, focused and firm with love and mutual respect. Identified as a leader at a young age, she possesses the skills to make fact based decisions with reason and logic. Nikki Snyder brings people together.







University of Michigan Board of Regents

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Ron Weiser

Regent Weiser is from Ann Arbor. He received his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Michigan in 1966. Regent Weiser founded McKinley Associates Inc., a national real estate investment company, in 1968 and was its chairman and chief executive officer until 2001. From 2001-05 under President George W. Bush, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Slovak Republic. Regent Weiser served on the board of directors of numerous non-profit organizations, including the national board of the Ginsberg Center at UM, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the UNCF of Washtenaw County, the Michigan Theater, Artrain USA, and The Henry Ford Museum. He served on the advisory boards of the Zell Lurie Institute in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the University’s Food Allergy Center. In 1984, together with his wife, Eileen, he created the McKinley Foundation, a public community foundation that built the NEW Center. He and his wife also founded two educational institutes at UM: the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia. They are also deputy chairs of the University’s Victors for Michigan Campaign. He is a trustee or director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and The Henry Ford, a member of the endowment committee of the Detroit Institute of Arts, a member of the campaign for the University’s Health System, and the chair of an effort to raise resources for a pediatric brain cancer research initiative at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in honor of the late Chad Carr. Regent Weiser was elected to the Board of Regents in 2016.

Michigan State University Board of Trustees

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Melanie Foster

Elected to the Board of Trustees in 2004 and again in 2014, Melanie Foster has served as vice chair for six years and also has served on the MSU Foundation Board. For 15 years, she served as president and CEO of a commercial landscape company she built into a nationally acclaimed firm. For 10 years, Foster also was president and CEO of a commercial landscape firm in Orlando, Florida, that specialized in theme park and entertainment-related landscaping. She is a former member of the MSU Wharton Advisory Council, serving for six years, and the Michigan Dyslexia Association. Former directorships include Charter National Bank, Artrain, the State of Michigan Board of Landscape Architecture Registration, and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America.

Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly was elected to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees for an eight year term that began on January 1, 2017. Previously, Dan served six years on the Oakland Community College Board of Trustees as both a Trustee and the Board Chair. Additionally, Dan was elected to two four year terms on the Independence Township Board of Trustees, where he also served as a member of the Township’s Planning Commission. Mr. Kelly is a practicing attorney and Member of the Board of Directors of the Troy based law firm of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., where he serves as chair of the firm’s municipal department. Given his 25 plus years of litigation experience on behalf of municipalities, school districts and various corporate clients, Dan has been asked to speak on numerous occasions in the areas of risk management and governmental liability. He is a court appointed mediator and certified in Risk Management and Risk Management for Public Entities by the AICPCU. Dan is a graduate of Michigan State University’s fellowship in Political Leadership, Western Michigan University and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Dan resides in Clarkston, Michigan with his wife, Kathleen, and their four children.

Wayne State University Board of Governors

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Michael Busuito

Michael Joseph Busuito is a lifelong Detroit area resident. Born in Detroit, he is a second generation descendent of Sicilian Catholic immigrants and a product of the public education system in Michigan. He received his B.S. degree in 1976, from the University of Michigan, and his M.D. from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1981. Following medical school, he completed a five-year residency in General Surgery and a two year residency in Plastic Surgery. He was chosen to be the Chief Administrative Resident in both of these training programs at the Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Affiliated Program, and subsequently earned his board certification from both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Busuito has dedicated his life to serving his profession and training future physicians. Since beginning his practice, he has continually been involved in research as well as teaching medical students and surgery residents. He is proud of his affiliation with Wayne State University, and currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, a voluntary position, at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition to his busy practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Busuito frequently lectures in his specialty and is internationally published.

Dr. Busuito has held and currently holds seats on several boards. His board experience includes a bank board and community and charitable foundations, among others. He has been very active in service in philanthropy for causes he supports, including the Wayne State School of Medicine.

Dr. Busuito currently holds several leadership positions in the hospitals where he practices. His practice is split between both disciplines of plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Busuito has been the recipient of many honors and awards for his surgical accomplishments as well as his teaching endeavors, his community service and his charitable work. He is the father of six children, all of whom participate in community service.

Dr. Busuito has performed thousands of charitable surgical procedures on children around the world through Operation KINDNESS (Kids In Need Deserve Necessary Essential Surgical Services), a charitable surgical organization of which he is a co-founder. Operation KINDNESS provides surgical services to infants and children who live in areas of the world where the expertise and/or technology is not available to treat the terrible deformities with which they are born. Most of these congenital defects involve cleft lip and palate deformities. Dr. Busuito and his team have been performing these surgeries for more than 25 years and they donate their time, services and supplies free of charge to those in need.

Jack Bergman

Congressman MI-01

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Growing up in a small town, Jack Bergman learned the values at the center of the American Dream: in our exceptional nation, if you work hard, do the right thing, and never quit you will find success. Those values have stayed with him. Whether it was rising to become a three-star general in the Marines, carrying passengers safely across the country as a pilot for Northwest Airlines, or starting his own business in the medical equipment field, he knows that successes shouldn’t come because of connections to special interest groups or political donations. It should come to those who are hardworking, honest people determined to take care of their family and their community.

The Bergman family roots in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula stretch back to the late 1800s where his ancestors worked as iron miners. Jack’s military service forced him to live all around the country. In 1998 he built a home and settled in Watersmeet. He and his wife Cindy call Michigan’s Upper Peninsula home. Jack is driven by his commitment to serving others. While in the military, he launched two successful startup businesses in the medical equipment field, maintaining an obligation to both his nation and his customers simultaneously. As an entrepreneurial leader focused on mission accomplishment and customer satisfaction, Jack knows how to get things done. He believes his small-town ideals are what Washington needs to start serving the people faithfully again.

Hard work and commitment to being the best made the United States the most exceptional nation in the world. Those are the principles that have guided Jack’s life. He’s running for Congress because he believes what most Michiganders believe: Americans know how to live their lives better than Washington does. Jack’s life has been dedicated to fighting to defend the Constitution. He plans to shake up the status quo in both Congress and the Republican Party by continuing to defend the United States from those who want to weaken it, both domestically and abroad.

Bill Huizenga

Congressman MI-02

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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga represents the 2nd District of Michigan, which stretches along the beautiful West Coast of Michigan. He was elected to his first term in Congress on November 3, 2010.

Huizenga is a proven leader in the drive for efficient government, common sense reform in regulation and lowering taxes. In Congress, he is focused on removing government barriers to private-sector job creation and economic growth, cutting government spending, ensuring transparency, and rebuilding the bonds of trust between the American people and their representatives in Washington.

Huizenga was selected to serve on the exclusive House Financial Services Committee. The Committee has jurisdiction over all issues pertaining to: the economy, the banking system, housing, insurance, and securities and exchanges, and also oversees monetary policy, international finance, international monetary organizations, and efforts to combat terrorist financing. Huizenga was named to three subcommittees, where he will focus on: Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit; International Monetary Policy and Trade; and Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology.

In 2002, Huizenga felt the call for public service, running and being elected to serve the southern portion of Ottawa County, Michigan’s 90th District, in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Huizenga was born and raised in Zeeland, Michigan, where he currently resides with his wife, Natalie, and their five children.

John Moolenaar

Congressman MI-04

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A lifelong resident of the Great Lakes Bay Region, John Moolenaar was elected to the Michigan Senate in 2010 to represent the 36th District, one of the largest districts in the state. Moolenaar takes pride in his efforts to support our veterans, limit government and uphold the Constitution.

A graduate of Hope College and Harvard University, Moolenaar began his career at Dow Chemical as a Chemist and Industry Specialist developing new markets for products. Later, he worked with the Middle Michigan Development Corporation and MITECH+ to improve the business climate and attract jobs to Michigan, and served as an administrator at the Midland Academy of Advanced and Creative Studies.

John, his wife Amy, and their six children live in Midland, Michigan.

Fred Upton

Congressman MI-06

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Congressman Fred Upton is proud to represent the common-sense conservative values of Southwest Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. A diverse section of the state that stretches from the shores of Lake Michigan, the Sixth District is home to key industries that range from agriculture to auto parts manufacturing to high-tech biomedical innovation centers. It includes all of Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties, and most of Allegan County.

Prior to his election to Congress, Fred worked for President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). While at OMB, he learned from President Reagan’s example that it does not matter who gets the credit, as long as the job gets done. That has been Fred’s approach since he was first elected to Congress in 1986 and continues today.

Fred’s top priorities remain job creation, economic growth, and working to help all residents of Southwest Michigan live longer, better lives.

From 2010 to 2016, Fred was selected by his House colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. This pivotal committee has jurisdiction over matters concerning energy, healthcare, the environment, telecommunications, commerce, manufacturing, and trade, as well as oversight and investigations. Hard work and bipartisan success was a staple during Fred’s tenure as chairman of the committee. In fact, under Fred’s leadership, the Committee passed 354 legislative measures through the House of Representatives and saw 202 of those measures signed into law.

Fred has also long pushed for a greater emphasis on biomedical research to improve the public health. In 2014, Fred launched the 21st Century Cures initiative. This multi-year effort aims to bring researchers, industry, and patients together to speed up the discovery, development, and delivery of life-saving cures. The pursuit of these 21st century cures also supports Michigan employers and jobs by ensuring the United States remains the world leader in medical innovation. Marking the culmination of a three-year journey, the 21st Century Cures Act into law on December 13, 2016.

Fred’s leadership on Great Lakes issues has earned him a national reputation. As an active member of the Great Lakes caucus, Fred has an extensive record working to protect the Great Lakes watershed and preserving the beauty and health of our lakes for generations to come. A leader on keeping BP from dumping pollutants into Lake Michigan, Fred has also been a leader in preventing Asian Carp and other invasive species from entering our waterways, and working on legislation to keep harmful pollutants like synthetic plastic microbeads from getting into our lakes.

Fred was born on April 23, 1953, and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Michigan. He and his wife, Amey, have two adult children.

Tim Walberg

Congressman MI-07

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Congressman Walberg serves as Michigan’s 7th District, covering south central Michigan that stretches from Eaton County to Michigan’s south border of Indiana and Ohio. He is known throughout the 7th District for the commitment to bringing good-paying jobs back to Michigan, restraining government spending, reducing the national deficit and defending traditional values.

Congressman Walberg is a principled, independent conservative dedicated to serving his constituents and willing to work in a bi-partisan manner on legislation that benefits the Seventh District.

Born in Chicago, Congressman Walberg grew up on the city’s south side and worked briefly as a union steel mill worker before attending Western Illinois University, Moody Bible Institute, Taylor University in Fort Wayne, IN (formerly Fort Wayne Bible College) and Wheaton College Graduate School, earning his B.S. and M.A. degrees.

During Tim’s 16 years in the state legislature, he never voted for a tax increase and successfully fought to reduce income taxes, property taxes, capital gains taxes and death taxes. He also compiled a 100 percent pro-life voting record and earned a lifetime A+ rating from the NRA.

Tim and his wife Sue have been married for over 35 years. They live in Tipton, Michigan, where they raised their three now-adult children Matthew, Heidi and Caleb.

Senate Republicans

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District Name Contact
District 8 Pete Lucido [email protected]
District 10 Michael MacDonald [email protected]
District 14 Ruth Johnson [email protected]
District 15 Jim Runestad [email protected]
District 16 Mike Shirkey [email protected]
District 17 Dale Zorn [email protected]
District 19 John Bizon [email protected]
District 21 Kim LaSata [email protected]
District 22 Lana Theis [email protected]
District 24 Tom Barrett [email protected]
District 25 Dan Lauwers [email protected]
District 26 Aric Nesbitt [email protected]
District 28 Peter MacGregor [email protected]
District 30 Roger Victory [email protected]
District 31 Kevin Daley [email protected]
District 32 Ken Horn [email protected]
District 33 Rick Outman [email protected]
District 34 Jon Bumstead [email protected]
District 35 Curt Vanderwall [email protected]
District 36 Jim Stamas [email protected]
District 37 Wayne Schmidt [email protected]
District 38 Ed McBroom [email protected]

House Republicans

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District Name Contact
District 17 Joseph Bellino [email protected]
District 24 Steve Marino [email protected]
District 30 Diana Farrington [email protected]
District 32 Pamela Hornberger [email protected]
District 33 Jeff Yaroch [email protected]
District 36 Douglas Wozniak [email protected]
District 38 Kathy Crawford [email protected]
District 39 Ryan Berman [email protected]
District 42 Ann Bollin [email protected]
District 43 Andrea Schroeder [email protected]
District 44 Matt Maddock [email protected]
District 45 Michael Webber [email protected]
District 46 John Reilly [email protected]
District 47 Hank Vaupel [email protected]
District 51 Mike Mueller [email protected]
District 56 Jason Sheppard [email protected]
District 57 Bronna Kahle [email protected]
District 58 Eric Leutheuser [email protected]
District 59 Aaron Miller [email protected]
District 61 Brandt Iden [email protected]
District 63 Matt Hall [email protected]
District 64 Julie Alexander [email protected]
District 65 Sarah Lightner [email protected]
District 66 Beth Griffin [email protected]
District 70 James Lower [email protected]
District 72 Steven Johnson [email protected]
District 73 Lynn Afendoulis [email protected]
District 74 Mark Huizenga [email protected]
District 77 Tommy Brann [email protected]
District 78 Brad Paquette [email protected]
District 79 Pauline Wendzel [email protected]
District 80 Mary Whiteford [email protected]
District 81 Gary Eisen Gary [email protected]
District 82 Gary Howell [email protected]
District 83 Shane Hernandez [email protected]
District 84 Phil Green [email protected]
District 85 Ben Frederick [email protected]
District 86 Thomas Albert [email protected]
District 87 Julie Calley [email protected]
District 88 Luke Meerman [email protected]
District 89 Jim Lilly [email protected]
District 90 Bradley Slagh [email protected]
District 91 Greg VanWoerkom [email protected]
District 93 Graham Filler [email protected]
District 94 Rodney Wakeman [email protected]
District 97 Jason Wentworth [email protected]
District 98 Annette Glenn [email protected]
District 99 Roger Hauck [email protected]
District 100 Scott VanSingel [email protected]
District 101 Jack O'Malley [email protected]
District 102 Michele Hoitenga [email protected]
District 103 Daire Rendon [email protected]
District 104 Larry Inman [email protected]
District 105 Triston Cole [email protected]
District 106 Sue Allor [email protected]
District 107 Lee Chatfield [email protected]
District 108 Beau LaFave [email protected]
District 110 Gregory Markkanen [email protected]