Leadership

KATHY’S RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Creating a business-friendly environment based on a
common vision 
of infrastructure, education spending and economic development:

1. Roads are a priority. Supported existing tax dollars from the general fund for road construction and repair, as part of a comprehensive – and sustainable – road funding solution.

2. Supported the most K-12 School Funding in state history: More than 45 cents of every state tax dollar collected goes to K-12 education, community colleges and universities.

3. More than 2,200 government rules & regulations have been removed since 2011
to encourage accelerated job growth.

4. Michigan remains a global MANUFACTURING leader: For the first time since 2005, manufacturing jobs are on track to surpass Government jobs in the state of Michigan, according to 2015 data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Protecting Our Quality of Life through Job Creation:

1. Michigan has created 420,000 private sector jobs in the last four years. The state is No. 1 in manufacturing jobs and No. 5 in total private-sector job creation.

2. Michigan’s unemployment rate fell below the national average for the first time in 15 years in  September, 2015.

3. Michigan’s economy was designated as the Fastest Growing in the Midwest in August, 2015.

4. For five consecutive years, Michigan has ranked among the top seven states for major new corporate facilities and expansions.

Protecting Quality of Life through Constituent Services:

1. Facilitating safety improvements at 10 Mile/Napier intersection.

2. Sponsoring Summer Reading Contests at Novi, South Lyon and Walled Lake libraries

3. Supporting Michigan veterans by ensuring they are treated with the respect and fairness they deserve by allowing military training and experience to count toward licensing requirements in many trades and professions.

4. Protecting religious freedom in the adoption system, while at the same time ensuring that all children find a loving home.

Advocate for Older Americans

A long-time Leader and advocate of Older Americans, Crawford sponsored a resolution making June 2 “Older Michiganian’s Day,” in conjunction with “Older Americans Day” across the county. An event was held June 2 on the lawn of the Capitol in which older adults, as well as service providers for the elderly and others, could express concerns and discuss opportunities for seniors. The resolution passed unanimously.