Voters in the 52nd District have the rare opportunity to send to the state House of Representatives a candidate with superior qualifications. Gretchen Driskell has been mayor of Saline for 14 years, and re-elected seven times.
My family and I have lived in the Saline School District all of that time. Our three girls went through the schools. At 70, I've seen many different systems. This one is outstanding. Saline property taxes have remained among the lowest of the county. We experienced Saline's civic pride (the parades, the recreation center, the Celtic Festival, the downtown decorations.) There's no question why Saline was named one of the best small towns in America.
It is not surprising to find out about the regularly balanced budgets with even a surplus of $2 million behind the scene. This is clearly the kind of leader we need to represent us in Lansing. Gretchen Driskell will help restore funding for education and keep our public schools working.
Alan Karl Johnson