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Don Wickstra for State Senate - MI

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Don Wickstra for State Senate - MI

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Hi! I’m Don Wickstra. I’m a Republican running for the Michigan State Senate, 26th District. The 26th is located in beautiful SW Michigan and is a dynamic blend of city, rural, and lakeshore lifestyles. Like the other two State Senate candidates in the GOP Primary on Tuesday, Aug. 7, I am Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, and a rock-solid conservatives. I’m not a career politician and I believe in local control and common-sense; listening to the people and the experts closest to the specific situation. I’m a 65 year-old parent & grandparent, business owner (dentist/dental practice), Heath Twp. Planning Commission member, and active in my church & community. My wife Lynn and I have lived in the same house in Hamilton, MI for nearly 40 years. Conservative principles are great cornerstones for anchoring how we respond to a future of change, disruption, and innovation. It’d be a privilege to serve you and your family. If you live in Michigan’s State Senate District 26, these 26 chats were recorded with you in mind.

Latest Episodes

Total strangers offer to help Don succeed

Don is humbled to learn of the moral support being offered by strangers to help his campaign. One particular story stands out.

1 min2018 AUG 1
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Total strangers offer to help Don succeed

In 49 states, car insurance rates are LOWER than Michigan's

When going door-to-door, attending forums, and meeting in small groups for coffee, Don has learned that the public is fed up with Michigan's car insurance rates. Tackling the problem will be Don's top priority in the Senate.

38 s2018 AUG 1
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In 49 states, car insurance rates are LOWER than Michigan's

Over-regulation hurts small businesses and farmers

While state legislators and his opponents talk about cutting back regulations, Don is convinced there are more rules than ever that hinder business and farm operations. He see the problem first hand after 30-plus years as a dentist.

1 min2018 AUG 1
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Over-regulation hurts small businesses and farmers

Campaign finance flies in the face of logic, and transparency

Don—who is financing his entire campaign with his own money— takes aim at special interest groups pouring money into his opponents' campaigns with little or no accountability. Individual donors must provide their name, address, and employer, but not so for special interest groups!

1 min2018 AUG 1
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Campaign finance flies in the face of logic, and transparency

Don shares a poignant moment from his past

A stunning statement by a director of the Lakeshore Pregnancy Center continues to resonate in Don’s heart years later. The comment reinforces Don’s firm commitment to Pro Life.

1 min2018 JUL 26
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Don shares a poignant moment from his past

“In four years if we haven’t fixed auto insurance, I wouldn’t run again”

After prodding from Zoom Chat Host Abbie Page, Don explains why he made that statement to a local radio reporter.

1 min2018 JUL 26
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“In four years if we haven’t fixed auto insurance, I wouldn’t run again”

“Politics as usual” is frustrating

Don has learned first hand that a career politician’s voting record centers around getting reelected. And, while Don funds his own campaign, he sees now that anonymous organizations channel money into local campaigns to easily outspend Don's budget.

2 min2018 JUL 26
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“Politics as usual” is frustrating

Restore the joy of education

Fewer young adults are turning to teaching as an occupation. Classroom teachers are held back at every turn in order to meet state and federal testing requirements. The joy of education is missing. Don wants to restore the joy by giving local communities more say in customizing the classrooms to better fit the needs of local children.

3 min2018 JUL 26
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Restore the joy of education

Michigan Medicaid work requirements: what happened?

On another front, Don criticizes the lack of teeth in the state’s Medicaid work requirements. Why does this happen when Republicans have a 28-10 majority? As Zoom Chat Host Abbie Page points out, Don’s goal is to reach higher and bring better results.

1 min2018 JUL 26
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Michigan Medicaid work requirements: what happened?

Brush away the stain of House Bill 4361

Dentist Don Wickstra checks the gum depth of House Bill 4361 approved by his opponents and finds it lacking. While the bill touts a cut in state income tax, little is said about the added taxes to our pensions.

1 min2018 JUL 26
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Brush away the stain of House Bill 4361

Latest Episodes

Total strangers offer to help Don succeed

Don is humbled to learn of the moral support being offered by strangers to help his campaign. One particular story stands out.

1 min2018 AUG 1
Comments
Total strangers offer to help Don succeed

In 49 states, car insurance rates are LOWER than Michigan's

When going door-to-door, attending forums, and meeting in small groups for coffee, Don has learned that the public is fed up with Michigan's car insurance rates. Tackling the problem will be Don's top priority in the Senate.

38 s2018 AUG 1
Comments
In 49 states, car insurance rates are LOWER than Michigan's

Over-regulation hurts small businesses and farmers

While state legislators and his opponents talk about cutting back regulations, Don is convinced there are more rules than ever that hinder business and farm operations. He see the problem first hand after 30-plus years as a dentist.

1 min2018 AUG 1
Comments
Over-regulation hurts small businesses and farmers

Campaign finance flies in the face of logic, and transparency

Don—who is financing his entire campaign with his own money— takes aim at special interest groups pouring money into his opponents' campaigns with little or no accountability. Individual donors must provide their name, address, and employer, but not so for special interest groups!

1 min2018 AUG 1
Comments
Campaign finance flies in the face of logic, and transparency

Don shares a poignant moment from his past

A stunning statement by a director of the Lakeshore Pregnancy Center continues to resonate in Don’s heart years later. The comment reinforces Don’s firm commitment to Pro Life.

1 min2018 JUL 26
Comments
Don shares a poignant moment from his past

“In four years if we haven’t fixed auto insurance, I wouldn’t run again”

After prodding from Zoom Chat Host Abbie Page, Don explains why he made that statement to a local radio reporter.

1 min2018 JUL 26
Comments
“In four years if we haven’t fixed auto insurance, I wouldn’t run again”

“Politics as usual” is frustrating

Don has learned first hand that a career politician’s voting record centers around getting reelected. And, while Don funds his own campaign, he sees now that anonymous organizations channel money into local campaigns to easily outspend Don's budget.

2 min2018 JUL 26
Comments
“Politics as usual” is frustrating

Restore the joy of education

Fewer young adults are turning to teaching as an occupation. Classroom teachers are held back at every turn in order to meet state and federal testing requirements. The joy of education is missing. Don wants to restore the joy by giving local communities more say in customizing the classrooms to better fit the needs of local children.

3 min2018 JUL 26
Comments
Restore the joy of education

Michigan Medicaid work requirements: what happened?

On another front, Don criticizes the lack of teeth in the state’s Medicaid work requirements. Why does this happen when Republicans have a 28-10 majority? As Zoom Chat Host Abbie Page points out, Don’s goal is to reach higher and bring better results.

1 min2018 JUL 26
Comments
Michigan Medicaid work requirements: what happened?

Brush away the stain of House Bill 4361

Dentist Don Wickstra checks the gum depth of House Bill 4361 approved by his opponents and finds it lacking. While the bill touts a cut in state income tax, little is said about the added taxes to our pensions.

1 min2018 JUL 26
Comments
Brush away the stain of House Bill 4361
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