Schuette For Attorney General (R)
Attorney general candidate Bill Schuette has vowed to maintain the record of consumer protection that has been a hallmark of the office since Frank Kelley’s tenure.
Perhaps now, more than ever, with scam artists taking advantage of the economic doldrums, we need consumer protection enforcement.
He would make sure businesses adhere to the state’s statutes, and that citizens are protected from scam artists.
Schuette, who has been a congressman, state senator, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and a judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals, also recognizes the importance of working across party lines.
He has said he sould seek out advice from one or more of his three predecessors — Kelley, Jennifer Granholm and Mike Cox — if necessary.
“Frankly, it’s only if you’re insecure, and you lack confidence, that you don’t seek the advice and counsel of those who served in other positions of responsibility,” he told the Chronicle.
“I think it would be stupid of me not to ask Frank Kelley, Jennifer Granholm or Mike Cox their advice, and I’ll be a good listener.”
Schuette said releasing dangerous criminals when there are fewer cops on the streets is an equation that jeopardizes the safety of Michigan families; and that for us to get more paychecks in Detroit and more jobs in Southeast Michigan we need to have safe and secure communities.
Schuette favors focusing on running Michigan’s prisons more efficiently, saying Michigan’s cost per prisoner per year is $38,000, while Ohio’s is $26,000 and in Texas it is $15,000.
The Chronicle also supports Bill Schuette because of his willingness to aggressively work with attorneys general across the country to try to encourage Washington to stop the incursion of invasive Asian carp into the Great Lakes.
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