April 20, 2018

Cindy Berry

Candidate for Chesterfield Township Clerk

Republican

Campaign IssuesRCNMC ReviewParty IssuesState/County/Local Issues

Campaign Issues

Why are you running for this office?
To reduce the size, scope and cost of local government.
What skillsets and real life experience do you have that makes you the best candidate for the role?
I have been validating local elections as a member of the Chesterfield Township Board of Canvassers for over 10 years. I have advanced training in campaigns and elections as well as practical election related experience for over 15 years. I also have experience in government budgets and cooperative efforts with state and local governments as a former staff member in the Michigan House of Representatives.
What are the top three issues you are concerned with for your district/municipality?
Township budget deficits, an eroding business environment and increasing taxes and fees
What are the solutions you will bring forward if elected?
Change the focus from government growth to business and community growth. Encourage private sector growth by reducing or eliminating burdensome costs and regulations that keep businesses from starting up or staying in Chesterfield Township.
What specific measures will you take to maintain low taxes and less expensive, limited government?
Eliminate the administrative fee charged on winter tax bills as well as other taxes and fees that have been applied to residents and businesses. Streamline department operations and consolidate services to reduce costs. Advocate for a balanced budget as well as additional budget reductions or elimination of non-essential services
If elected, what will you do to better promote transparency in government?
Encourage online publication of all township budgets past and present. Discourage the extensive use of consent agendas.
Have you received any endorsements?  If so, please list.

RCNMC Review

Cindy Berry is an active member of the RCNMC.

Party Issues

Why are you a running as a Republican?
I believe in limited government whose role is to protect the rights and freedom of its citizens.
What prior involvement have you had in the Republican Party or Conservative organizations?
Member of the Macomb County GOP since 1996, former membership chair MCRP,  former president Macomb County Republican Women’s Club, RCNMC member, volunteer for various GOP campaigns including Bush 2000, Devos for Governor 2006, Bush 2004 and many other state and local GOP campaigns. GOP precinct delegate since 1996 and state convention delegate several years 1998-2008.
What is your position on Obamacare?
Strongly opposed.
What is your position on abortion?
Strongly opposed.
What is your position on the 2nd Amendment?
Strongly support.
What is your position on public sector unions?
Strongly opposed.

State/County/Local Issues

What are the two biggest issues you feel Macomb County is facing today?
Increased foreclosures and business closures resulting in decreased revenue.

Increased unemployment or under employment.

Do you think Macomb County should have casinos?
I think it should certainly be considered as any other business venture would be.
What is your position on the Ambassador bridge project?
Privately owned enterprises should be preserved whenever possible.
What is your position on special millages like the DIA or Zoo millages?
I am opposed to government funding of these types of entities as they should not be a function of government. Ideally, they should be privately owned and operated.
Cindy Berry

Cindy Berry

Residence: Chesterfield Township
Marital Status: Married
Current Occupation: Consultant
Contact Email: Cberry8873@yahoo.com
Contact Phone: 586-933-6158
Contact Address: 52026 Hickory Dr., Chesterfield Township, MI 48047
Website: n/a
Social Media Links: Facebook

 

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