December 14, 2018

Gary Lusk

Candidate for Macomb County Commissioner, District 5

Republican

Campaign IssuesRCNMC ReviewParty IssuesState/County/Local Issues

Campaign Issues

Why are you running for this office?
I believe that I can help to effect positive chance in Macomb County – with our residents to make them feel more empowered within the political process, and our local business to compete more effectively.
What skillsets and real life experience do you have that makes you the best candidate for the role?
I have developed successful programs which enhance the lives of our local citizens and businesses. My  background and common sense approach to complex issues will assure that my vote and support will always put our community first.
What are the top three issues you are concerned with for your district/municipality?
  • Support balanced growth in the business sector
    • My plan will help all local Macomb County businesses to compete more effectively
  • Audit all County departments to ensure funds are being allocated properly
    • Line item review of every dollar spent to assure a positive taxpayer return
  • Improve the quality of county roads
    • Support reduced salaries and move the money to fix our roads
What are the solutions you will bring forward if elected?
  • I will bridge the partisanship between parties on the Commission to effect positive change.
  • I will bring common sense responsible local government to the commission to better serve the citizens
What specific measures will you take to maintain low taxes and less expensive, limited government?
  • Audit all County departments to ensure funds are being allocated properly
    • Line item review of every dollar spent to assure a positive taxpayer return
If elected, what will you do to better promote transparency in government?
  • Audit all County departments to ensure funds are being allocated properly
    • Line item review of every dollar spent to assure a positive taxpayer return
Have you received any endorsements?  If so, please list.
Raymond Gralewski, 5th District County Commissioner
Kathy Vosburg, Macomb County Commissioner- Chair
Stanley Grot, Shelby Clerk
Barbara Van Syckel, Macomb County Republican Chair
Mike Taylor, SH City Council
Jeff Farrington, 30th District State Representative

RCNMC Review

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Party Issues

Why are you a running as a Republican?
I believe in small government as the best way to support our citizens.
What prior involvement have you had in the Republican Party or Conservative organizations?
I am active in my church and the Knights of Columbus charities
What is your position on Obamacare?
I believe that our elected official need to confront the health care burden on families but do not believe that this is the best  solution to a very complex issue.
What is your position on abortion?
I do not support abortion.
What is your position on the 2nd Amendment?
I support the 2nd amendment.
What is your position on public sector unions?
I am not against anyone’s right to join a union.

State/County/Local Issues

What are the two biggest issues you feel Macomb County is facing today?
  • Public apathy of their elected officials.
  • The branding of Macomb County as a place to locate new business.
Do you think Macomb County should have casinos?
Absolutely not.
What is your position on the Ambassador bridge project?
I am not in favor of a new bridge at this time
What is your position on special millages like the DIA or Zoo millages?
I am not in favor of any millage to support a specific public entitlement. Individuals can and should show their support by visiting these institutions.

Gary Lusk

Residence: Sterling Heights
Marital Status: Married
Current Occupation: Sales and Marketing Consultant
Contact Email: garylusk@comcast.net
Contact Phone: 586 201 4323
Contact Address: 43677 St Ives Ct., Sterling Heights MI 48314
Website: www.garylusk.com
Social Media Links: Facebook

 

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