opinion: Mark Ouimet disappointing as state representative
I have watched the campaign for my state representative with great interest. I voted for Mark Ouimet in the last election and I have been sorely disappointed. He has not been responsive to communications and has, on occasion, misled me about how he planned to vote.
In addition, rather than demonstrating reasonable compromise, his voting record mirrors a Republican party line. Now his attacks on his opponent Gretchen Driskell have reached the point of absurdity. He is actually criticizing a raise in her salary (by an independent Board) from $3000/year to $4200 over 14 years! She is hardly getting rich off of community service!
I know that, in this political season, some feel it isn’t controversial to put forward inaccurate information. I disagree. I’d like my representatives responsive, transparent and truthful.
Gretchen Driskell will get my contributions and vote this year and I hope others will join me in electing a representative who represents her constituents, rather than his own interests.
Ann Arbor, MI