Tom McMillin’s views on homosexuality are either at the root or are the extension of his narrow point of view – period. They exemplify the ever-growing list of the things that are simply wrong with this guy, not only as it relates to representing the residents of Rochester Hills but as it relates to moving this state and the nation forward.
Not only is his obvious disregard for the LGBT community shameful, it illustrates his clear cut ignorance on the issues AND his refusal to do due diligence before introducing or supporting throw back legislation.
His one-eyed political view covers a gamut of issues.
Instead of working to make ALL public schools stronger, he votes for initiatives that empower for-profit cyber and charter schools. Of course he does, his campaign (one among many) received generous contributions from the charter school folks.
He votes against a bill that would ban texting and driving, saying it is personal choice (not sure who is funding that brand of thinking) but wants to put government into a woman’s most intimate business with HB5711.
How does it move the state forward to allow insurance companies ($2,500 contribution to McMillin by BCBS) to disallow coverage of autism? Does eliminating the helmet law for motorcyclists make Michigan a better place to do business? What’s wrong with reforming campaign financing? And why does he say he wants locals to have local control but then introduces HB 5039 that completely eliminates local control regarding discriminatory practices. He says he did for the Boy Scouts! Seriously?
Most of all, how do his views on any of these issues jive with residents of Rochester Hills? What has he done in Lansing that shows he is thinking about the community he came from rather than the party he serves? His Lansing politics can actually directly HARM some of our city’s finest assets, schools especially.
Tom McMillin knows about choice. He’s made plenty of bad ones. He has chosen to vote for harmful legislation and worse yet, introduce and vote for discriminatory legislation. He has chosen to put community last. He has chosen to represent money and corporations rather than the people. Of course, he has now given us, the voters, a clear cut choice. Mine is to NOT choose him.
About HB5039…I believe that the residents of Rochester Hills, at their very core, would abhor discrimination of any sort and would support legislation that would ban discrimination of any sort. This bill does NOT serve the Boy Scouts, it eliminates local ordinances which ban discrimination. Our city needs such an ordinance on the books to publicly acknowledge that we do not and would not allow discrimination against any one of our residents. That effort will continue. But in the meantime, it’s time to change the person who is making seriously big wrong choices.
Decide for yourself and review McMillin’s record at :http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/19781/ Then visit the site of his opponent, Joanna Van Raaphorst to see that she is, indeed, the better choice.