My name is Jesse Osmer and I am running as a candidate for the 106th House District to represent you in Lansing for the next two years.
I am sure you have many questions and concerns, all of which I hope to answer in the coming months leading up to the August primary election. But first, I would like to explain my political philosophy and why it acts as the driving force behind my decisions. In order for you to make an informed decision, I need to explain how I would make decisions as your advocate in Lansing.
First, politics is not a career. It is a vocation. Public service is a noble endeavor that must be entrusted to those with pure intentions. History is rife with examples of great leaders whose decisions were compromised once the public good became at odds with their careers. The ideal politician is a citizen-statesman. Someone who is called upon to address a dire need in their community. Once they have satisfied the needs of the people, they should return to their normal life alongside the people they have served.
One of the pressing issues facing Northeast Michigan is our declining population. Our schools, businesses, and industries are suffering as a result. This is why I have decided not to run as a single-issue candidate. The problems facing Northeast Michigan are multifaceted and require careful consideration. One of the greatest lessons I have learned in my career is knowing when to speak and when to listen. Whether it has to do with Social Security, the IRS, or the VA, there are always two sides to every story, and it is important to gather information from local sources – and more often than not it’s the people at the grassroots level who have the answers, not the bureaucrats.
Over the coming months I will be traveling across Northeast Michigan to hear from you. I have already started hearing from local leaders, business owners, and service organizations, who have given me some insight about the problems facing us today. There is still plenty of time left so don’t hesitate to reach out with your thoughts and ideas.
On a final note, please take the time to browse my website and learn more about me on my Biography page, or my stances which are located on the “Issues” page. Feel free to send me an e-mail, sign-up to volunteer, or contribute to my campaign.
I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you on the campaign trail!
Candidate for 106th District