David Maturen is a Republican state representative representing district 63 (eastern Kalamazoo and southern Calhoun counties). He has held the seat since 2014, after spending 12 years on the Kalamazoo County Commission. Maturen is one of the most liberal Republicans in the state house.
He voted to increase the state gas tax, motor fuel tax, and registration fees.
He voted to increase regulations on auto repairs.
He voted against electric choice.
He was one of only 12 house Republicans to vote against an income tax cut.
He was one of only 7 house Republicans to vote against constitutional carry.
He voted for corporate welfare for FoxConn.
He voted against a bill to cut auto insurance rates.
He voted against making English the official language of Michigan.
He voted against requiring a conviction before civil asset forfeiture.
Maturen is not pro-gun and has a D rating from the NRA.
Maturen is pro-abortion and has never been endorsed by Right to Life.
There is a better choice. Matt Hall is right on the issues where Maturen is wrong. (The third candidate in the race recently dropped out and endorsed Hall.) Matt Hall is the clear choice for conservatives.