The time is vote is almost here.
In addition to the Republican presidential primary Tuesday, voters in the 51st District, covering Fenton and Linden cities along with Fenton and Atlas township and most of Genesee County, will choose the next member of the Michigan House of Representatives after Paul Scott's recall in November.
There are three candidates running, including Republican Joe Graves, Democrat Steven Losey and Green Party candidate Cary Neuville-Justice.
Fenton Patch has put together a quick guide to the election for Fenton and Fenton Township residents.
Today, we get to know Steven Losey.
1. What are your work and educational backgrounds?
I received a bachelor of science from Eastern Michigan University. I then received my masters degree in special education from Eastern Michigan University.
2. How old are you, what city do you live in and who are your family members?
I am 45 years old. I live in Linden. I have been married to my wife, Laura, since 1993. I have three wonderful children: Mathew, 17; Megan, 13; and Morgan, 10.
3. What public offices have you held, and how are you involved in the community?
I am currently am a trustee of the Linden School Board. For two years I sat on the Washtenaw County Special Olympics Planning Committee. I used to sit on the Redford Union School District Facilities Planning Committee. I am currently the Vice-President of the Chestnut Grove Home Owners Association.
4. Why did you decide to run for the 51st District?
The people of the 51st district have had enough; I certainly have had enough, too. We are sick of the extreme partisan politics that, especially in the past year, have resulted in extreme policies.
5. What issues, in your opinion, are big ones for the area?
I want to make sure that our most vulnerable citizens are not getting crushed or forgotten by Lansing politics. Let’s restore proper funding for students in order to ensure that they have the resources they need to succeed and make Michigan strong again. We also must uphold our promise to our senior citizens that they will be secure in they’re retirement. They worked hard their whole life. It’s simply wrong that Lansing has raised taxes on their retirement income to pay for huge tax breaks for the rich.