Aric Nesbitt: Conservative Results for Michigan
Strengthening Our Economy
Aric understands that more freedom and less government produces a strong economy and more opportunities for everyone to pursue the American Dream. He successfully worked with his colleagues to eliminate over 2,000 government rules and regulations, reduce the tax burden, lower our state’s debt by $20 billion, and required able-bodied welfare recipients to work. The results were more jobs and higher incomes.
With Governor Whitmer and Lansing Democrats trying to raise taxes and crush the private sector with regulations, Aric is strongly standing up to them. He’s leading the charge to lower the income tax, provide a $500 per child tax credit, and reduce Michigan’s business tax to the lowest in the Midwest, along with increasing access to broadband, supporting quality education, and improving our roads, bridges, and water infrastructure.
Protecting Life, the Second Amendment, and our Constitution
Aric is a proven defender of the right to life and our Second Amendment Rights, and he has been consistently endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan PAC, Citizens for Traditional Values and the NRA. As a Hillsdale College graduate and life member of the National Rifle Association, Aric is strongly committed to our Constitution and the freedoms endowed to us by our Creator. He led the charge denouncing New York’s outrageous late-term abortions.
Our religious liberties are also under assault, and Aric has a proven record of standing up for our religious freedom.
Lowering Auto Insurance Rates
Michigan’s one-size-fits-all system produced the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, but Aric successfully led the effort to make real reforms to lower rates. By providing choices, stopping price gouging, and combating fraud and lawsuit abuse, the annual per vehicle fee dropped from $220 to $86, drivers receive a $400 rebate per vehicle, and rates are going down.
Fighting for Hardworking Taxpayers
Aric worked for a taxpayer advocacy group, in which he led efforts in dozens of states to secure commitments from legislators and candidates to lower taxes and increase transparency.
As a State Representative, Aric helped eliminate the job-killing Michigan Business Tax, and replace it with a simple, fair, and efficient flat corporate income tax. This tax reform moved Michigan from having the worst tax on job creators in the nation to a top 20 state for the treatment of business, individual and retirement income.
Aric is now leading the effort to reduce taxes on families and businesses, along with fighting to prevent a governor from unilaterally borrowing billions of dollars that the next generation will need to repay.
Aric strongly supports common sense reforms to improve our election system, including requiring a photo ID to vote, strong signature verification requirements, and requiring a partisan balance of poll watchers. There is no excuse for a lack of transparency, bullying at a polling place, and numbers that do not add up. He immediately call for a full audit in November 2020 to determine what happened and what improvements could be made to the system.
Too many areas are left behind when it comes to having access to high-speed Internet. Aric passed legislation that would encourage more private sector broadband investment in underserved and unserved areas, but Governor Whitmer vetoed the legislation because apparently she only wants to talk about fixing the problem rather than incentivizing the private sector to get the job done.
Protecting Our Families by Ending Sanctuary Cities
Aric knows so-called “sanctuary” cities are lawless and dangerous, criminals preying on seniors and children are evil, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated or on drugs is a reckless threat to the innocent.
Aric supported legislation that cracked down on human trafficking and will stand with law enforcement and promote law-and-order to protect our families.
Meth and opioids continue to destroy young people and families; we need to ensure that law enforcement has the tools to combat these epidemics and work to ensure treatment programs are available for people to get better and become productive members of society.
Rebuilding our Roads, Bridges, and Water Infrastructure
Aric voted to dedicate $3.3 billion in one-time funds to make long-term improvements to our water systems. Additionally, he voted to repair every critical bridge in Michigan and deploy record resources to fix the roads.
The Governor’s plan of a $.45 cents per gallon tax hike and borrowing billions is the wrong approach. Aric recognizes there are fiscally responsible ways to repair our infrastructure.
Improving Education and Enhancing Local Control
Aric successfully helped pass legislation to allow students and parents to have more options and greater control over a child’s education. Specifically, the legislation provides college opportunities to high school students through dual enrollment, and allows students to be able to substitute courses in career and technical training for other requirements. Aric believes it is essential that parents and students are empowered to make their own decisions on what education path they wish to take.
Skilled labor is in high demand and we can provide educational and training opportunities to prepare our next generation for careers in these well-paying and important fields. Aric will continue to support parental choice, local control, and recognize that each student is unique and different.
Defending the Family Farm
Aric grew up on a six-generation family farm where he learned the values of hard work and personal responsibility. He has regularly been endorsed by the Michigan Farm Bureau as a “Friend of Agriculture” for efforts to limit the regulatory and tax burden, strengthen our infrastructure, and promote career and technical training. His family still works the farm, and see’s the challenges everyday of being able to support a family.
Standing up for our Veterans
As a son of a Vietnam veteran, Aric knows that one of our foremost duties is honoring those who have served our nation. This is why Aric believes the state should help fund county veteran service officers to ensure they have access to their veteran benefits.
Aric Nesbitt championed legislation that made it a crime for protesters to disrupt a military funeral. Aric believes our veterans and their families deserve nothing less than the utmost respect for paying the ultimate sacrifice. Aric is honored to stand up for our military and their families.
Safeguarding our Great Lakes
Asian Carp need to be stopped in Illinois and the electronic barrier is vulnerable to the invasion of Asian Carp. Aric supports a full separation of the Great Lakes Basin from the Mississippi Basin; this must happen to safeguard our Great Lakes from the threat of Asian Carp.
Aric will continue the fight against any western states trying to divert water from the Great Lakes.