I’m a mom, former legislator, prosecutor, and Governor. I will work with anyone to get things done for Michigan families.
Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II
Garlin has dedicated his career to fixing problems for hardworking families. He uses his experience as an organizer and an innovator to get things done for Michiganders across the state. As Lieutenant Governor, Garlin immediately rolled up his sleeves and got to work bringing our state government into the 21st century.
GOVERNOR WHITMER’S PRIORITIES
Governor Whitmer is focused on getting things done that will make a difference in people’s lives right now. Her administration has invested in job training, created good-paying jobs and made progress fixing the damn roads and bridges. The governor also made the largest investment in K-12 education in state history and closed the school funding gap – without raising taxes.
MONEY IN POCKETS
Governor Whitmer has worked hard to lower costs for Michiganders. She secured $400 refund checks for every Michigan driver and has pushed for the repeal of the retirement tax to ensure Michigan seniors can keep more of their hard earned income. She has expanded affordable child care for working families and is working on cutting the cost of prescription drugs like insulin. She has created tuition-free pathways to higher education and skills training for 170,000 Michiganders and counting through her Futures for Frontliners and Michigan Reconnect programs.
ECONOMY & JOBS
Small businesses are the lifeblood of communities, and Gov. Whitmer is committed to getting the support they need to stay afloat to help rebuild our economy. She has cut taxes for small businesses and provided over $420 million to support them through the past few years. Gov. Whitmer has secured nearly 25,000 new auto jobs, including the first new plant in Detroit in nearly 30 years. She has also worked to make Michigan a leader in the semiconductors industry to help solve supply chain issues.
ROADS & BRIDGES
Governor Whitmer has fixed over 13,000 lane miles of roads and more than 900 bridges, supporting over 80,000 good-paying construction jobs. She’s putting her foot on the accelerator with a new bipartisan $5 billion infrastructure package that will speed up progress across the state.
Gov. Whitmer’s bipartisan budget made the largest investment in K-12 education in state history and closed the school funding gap – without raising taxes. Under Gov. Whitmer’s leadership, Michigan launched programs offering tuition-free community college and job training to adults over age 25 without a degree and frontline workers – making college and skills training accessible to those who can’t afford it.
ACCESS TO SAFE & LEGAL ABORTION
Gov. Whitmer is a champion for a woman’s right to choose, because she knows that the decision to start a family shouldn’t be made by a politician. She has taken proactive steps to protect the right to choose in Michigan and ensure Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban never goes back into effect.
A TIRELESS FIGHTER FOR MICHIGAN