Education, economy are priorities for Tim Kelly in state senate primary

Tim Kelly is pulling no punches in his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 35th District condition senate seat.

If elected in the Aug. 2 primary and the Nov. 8 normal election, Kelly pledges to problem the procedures of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is functioning unopposed for the Democratic nomination to provide a 2nd expression.

“Michigan has many troubles and difficulties that need to be resolved, a host of which are exacerbated by a lawless governor and administration,” Kelly mentioned.

He is working in the principal in opposition to present-day 98th District State Rep. Annette Glenn, of Midland retired Dow Corning govt Chris Velasquez, of Midland and retired Military Reserve Colonel and clinical medical doctor Martin Blank.

“As a former state consultant, termed out in 2018, I continue to have a passion and a desire to assist people in Michigan, and I feel I can ideal provide them by the senate (35th District),” Kelly extra.

The freshly drawn 35th district contains the metropolitan areas of Midland, Saginaw, Bay Town, Auburn, Essexville and Zilwaukee 6 townships in eastern Midland County 6 townships in northern Saginaw County and 9 townships in Bay County.

Instruction and the financial system are two of the prime priorities of Kelly, a Saginaw County resident who served the maximum three consecutive terms as the 94th District point out agent from 2013-19. He also gained the Republican nomination in 2020 for the U.S. Household right before shedding in the basic election to incumbent Democrat Dan Kildee.

“We need to have to reclaim education and learning. They’ve dismissed issues we’ve put in spot to make instruction superior,” Kelly stated. “This governor has decimated the financial system of this state, along with her counterpart in Washington (President Joe Biden).

“I believe that we’ve harmed maybe a technology of children with these COVID closures, hampered them and hindered their advancement,” he ongoing. “We will need to do anything we can to get them back again on observe.”

The recently drawn 35th condition senate district involves the metropolitan areas of Midland, Saginaw, Bay City, Auburn, Essexville and Zilwaukee 6 townships in japanese Midland County six townships in northern Saginaw County and nine townships in Bay County.

Kelly intends to reduce what he sees as much too a lot federal government handle above citizen’s lives, and to find solutions to inflation and high prices.

“I want to do what I can to rein in the handle in Lansing about our individual and enterprise lives, and put an conclude to it,” he stated. “I feel we have an affordability dilemma and we have a governing administration dilemma. We need to have to be a far more economical state. Clearly, expending is out of hand, and we need to have to have greater priorities in our finances.”

When questioned what sets him aside from his opponents in the Republican key, Kelly, who invested six several years as an training policy advisor to Republican Gov. John Engler in the 1990s. reported he has connections with people today in Lansing who will support him make alterations that he feels are significant.

“It is really the people today that I’ve aligned with in Lansing to thwart issues that have been impinging on the progress of Michigan,” he said. “(Since of) the get the job done that I’ve finished, there is teams that are fearful of my return. And I do not believe any individual is fearful of my opponents’ return to Lansing.”

Kelly said he “fought the general public university cabal and teachers’ unions for most of my 6 decades under Engler. Those persons anxiety my return for the reason that they know I’m effective. I don’t consider any individual (among the my opponents), including a sitting down state agent (Glenn), has done everything that has essentially been helpful in Lansing. 

“We have to have powerful management, and I think that I can provide that.”