Christine Kaczkowski – Michigan – Livingston County Commission – District 9
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
I am the mother of two boys, a wife, an accountant, a progressive, a Scout leader, and a PTO board member who strongly believes in social justice and representation for all.
Why are you running for office?
I want to give a voice to the 42% (and growing) of county constituents who are not registered Republicans. I believe we can work across party lines for the good of all Livingston residents.
What are the 3 biggest issues facing your community?
Broadband access, tax base manipulation, public health services (or lack thereof)
How do you propose to solve those problems?
I would use available federal and state funds to bring these departments current with technology and staffing needs — or create new departments and/or committees to serve and represent all.
What is your stance on environmental and climate concerns that are facing your community?
I strongly believe we should be moving toward energy self-sufficiency and holding the companies that have continually contaminated our water systems – those dumping PFAS in particular – accountable for cleanup.
What common-sense gun safety measures would have the most impact on your community?
Mandatory storage requirements imposed by the state would have the most impact on our community by preventing negligent use.
How would criminal justice reforms impact your community?
We need to direct funding toward mental health services and add licensed mental health professionals to our police and sheriff’s departments. Having them assist in responding to calls would improve outcomes.
How would you work to protect a woman’s reproductive health?
I would stand with our governor to secure and codify reproductive health access to all citizens of our state, regardless of the federal courts upholding Roe v. Wade.
What measures would you advocate for to ensure that your constituents have the right to vote?
To protect the right to vote, I would advocate updated voter rolls and the removal of any financial barriers to voter registration. It is also important to continue the expanded “no reason” absentee ballot laws enacted by the state.
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