Jack Hoogendyk is a hero to conservatives. He is both courageous and effective, and he is badly needed in Lansing. The WMU College Republicans have endorsed Jack for reelection.
Now, the Gazette has profiled the race. Surprisingly, the article contains some very interesting information that clearly distinguishes the candidates:
Hoogendyk recently introduced legislation to make English the official language of the state government, which he said would save taxpayer dollars if the state does not have to provide materials in different languages. He also said immigrants will be at a disadvantage if they are not forced to learn English.Any foreign business that expects to do business in Michigan without using English is in for a big surprise.
It's a bill that Zondervan said is "unnecessary" and DeShazor said sends an unwelcoming message to foreign business.
"Will that bill generate any jobs? The answer would be no," DeShazor said. "I am about focusing on the issues that mean the most to the people."
And on traditional family values, DeShazor said, "I think we need to leave that up to families. ... Leave that to professionals, counselors, parents."
An 82% majority of Michigan citizens (and a larger percentage of Republicans) support making English the official language of Michigan, yet Jack is the only 61st district candidate to support it.
This is just one more reason for conservatives to enthusiastically support Jack Hoogendyk's bid for reelection.