January 23, 2018

Steve Thomas

Candidate for Macomb County Sheriff

Republican

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Campaign Issues

Why are you running for this office?
I have a passion for Law Enforcement and know that I can provide the Leadership needed to service the citizens, visitors and members of the Sheriff Department
What skillsets and real life experience do you have that makes you the best candidate for the role?
I have over 30 years of professional experience in law enforcement, politics, and as an Administrator/ educator and leader.
What are the top three issues you are concerned with for your district/municipality?
  1. With ���������Trust” in government at an all time low, the County leaders must commit to its citizens that they are willing to work to enhance job growth and services. Lack of jobs and declining property values have put a strain on people who are doing everything they can to survive and provide for their families.
  2. Providing adequate, police, firefighters and EMT’s who will maintain a safe and responsive environment without any increase in taxes.
  3. With the economy in distress and more people losing their jobs and homes, it’s imperative the County Government keep taxes down and prevent unnecessary spending.  The County Executive has extended spending for positions and amenities beyond reasonable expectations ( with no results and no better quality of life for county residents). His spending could have been better used to provide better services. His spending  has exceeded those of the prior Board of Commissioners form of government.
What are the solutions you will bring forward if elected?
Work with the Department Unions and evaluate way to reduce cost without affecting services. (one example would be 12 hour shifts, which many department have ).  Another example would be to look into outsourcing services employed by the department to see if we���re getting the best services for a reasonable cost.  Inmate cost is an issue.  We need to look at cost and early release possibilities for non-violent individuals.
What specific measures will you take to maintain low taxes and less expensive, limited government?
My voice would be herd on the issues of maintaining low taxes.  I believe that limited government is a positive thing.  The larger government is, the less rights people will have.  It becomes Socialistic the more government involvement.
If elected, what will you do to better promote transparency in government?
Government officials should be transparent and accountable.
Have you received any endorsements?  If so, please list.
The Right to Life of Michigan and support from law enforcement and fire personnel throughout the County and State of Michigan

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Party Issues

Why are you a running as a Republican?
My conservative way of life and beliefs.
What prior involvement have you had in the Republican Party or Conservative organizations?
Past support by the County Party for political office runs.
What is your position on Obamacare?
Not good.  It’s wrong  to force anyone to purchase health care.  I wonder how they will force unemployed and the homeless to purchase their plans.  Hospitals do not refuse anyone treatment , health care or not.
What is your position on abortion?
I don’t believe in it.  I have the “Right to Life” endorsement.
What is your position on the 2nd Amendment?
I still carry a weapon.  Everyone should have that right!
What is your position on public sector unions?
I was a Union President and believe in that right.

State/County/Local Issues

What are the two biggest issues you feel Macomb County is facing today?
Jobs, Industry and home values.
Do you think Macomb County should have casinos?
I don’t think they are necessary.  There are plenty in the area if people choose to patronize them.
What is your position on the Ambassador bridge project?
I really have no opinion at this point. ����I don���t know if the taxpayers are in a position to take on any additional tax.  I don’t know the part the Canadians are willing to accept. ��Not really enough information out there.
What is your position on special millages like the DIA or Zoo millages?
I don’t like the idea that the suburbs are asked to fund a Detroit based operation that citizens have paid to enter for some time.  It’s time Detroit bails itself out.

Steve Thomas

Residence: Macomb Township
Marital Status: Married
Current Occupation: President of TomCat Consulting and Investigations
Contact Email: Sth222@comcast.net
Contact Phone: (586) 484-1453
Contact Address: 47135 Burning Tree Lane, Macomb, MI 48044
Website: www.thomas4sheriff.org
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