Allegan Township supervisor Steve Schulz seeks state representative seat

Allegan Township supervisor Steve Schulz is seeking the Republican nomination for Michigan’s 80th District state representative seat.

After considering the office for several months, Schulz made the decision over Easter weekend after consulting friends and family.

“Michigan needs leaders in Lansing who understand the people of our state, particularly those in Allegan County,” Schulz said. “We still have much work to do in restoring the greatness of the Great Lake State and the opportunity for Michigan residents to thrive.”

Schulz is an Allegan native who holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University. He has been married to his wife, the former Cheri Sleeman, for 26 years. Schulz has four daughters and two grandchildren.

Currently serving his 14th year as supervisor, Schulz has established a record for collaborating with neighboring governments.

He said he would fight against unfunded mandates by the state government and work to protect local decision-making.

Schulz said, as representative, he would emphasize highway and road improvements.

“Allegan Township residents have taxed themselves to ensure we have a solid road system,” Schulz said. “It is essential Michigan fix its road and highway system so we can welcome new investment and jobs to our state.”

In order to fund increased road repair, Schulz said he would work to earmark two-thirds of the sales tax on fuel, which is the remainder after the school-dedicated funds,

“Good roads are important to attracting jobs which remains a high priority for our residents. Our unemployment is still too high and we must continue to retain and attract employers,” he said.

Schulz is an elder with Christ Community Church and is a member of the Allegan Rotary Club, Sheriff Community Relations Advisory Board and the Allegan County Board of Public Works. He has led the Allegan Cities, Townships and Villages association and serves on the Allegan fire district board.

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