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Building An Economy That Works for All Michiganders

Curtis is leading the fight to bring next generation auto plants to Michigan, not China. He negotiated with GM to bring electric-vehicle and advanced battery manufacturing to the Lansing and Detroit regions. And he worked with both Democrats and Republicans to pass the law to get it done. In Congress, he will work to bring supply chains home, keep manufacturing moving, and create good-paying jobs in Mid-Michigan for everyone, not just those with a college degree.

“The Michigan we grew up in led the world in auto manufacturing, but politicians sold us out and let our jobs get outsourced, and Michigan suffered. We are turning that around and bringing the factories and the jobs that are the future of auto production here – battery plants and next-gen cars.  We pulled Democrats and Republicans together to get that done, and it is a generational win for Mid-Michigan”

“It’s hard to believe that some legislators were arguing against the GM deal that is bringing a critical auto supply chain to mid-Michigan. To me, it was a no-brainer, which is why we worked so hard to get it done.”

Curtis has worked with both parties to help working families keep more of their hard-earned money. Governor Whitmer tapped him to work with Democrats and Republicans in the legislature to pass tax cuts, including ending the retirement tax. He also led the successful legislative fights to expand workers’ rights to bargain for better pay, and to cut the cost of prescription drugs.

Prior to his work in the legislature, Curtis also served on the Ingham County Commission and as Ingham County’s Register of Deeds, where he helped to uncover one of the largest cases of foreclosure fraud in Michigan history. Curtis and his team took some of the biggest banks in the country to court to preserve the homes of people who had been cheated.

“I was disgusted when I saw big banks kicking families out of their homes during the foreclosure crisis – even using forged documents to pad their own profits, so I sued them. It was time someone held big banks accountable to protect Michiganders.”

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