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2016 Candidate Interview State Rep Tim Greimel 29th District (video)

Pledge_TOP_blue2016 Candidate Interview ctechadState Rep Tim Greimel 29th District (video)

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug 9, 2016)

Auburn Hills, MI – Democratic State House Chair and the State Representative for the 29th District Tim Greimel is running for re-election.  He has served for nearly five years and is eligible for one more term. Greimel is being challenged by Republican Garren R. Griffith on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot.  The 29th District includes Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Sylvan Lake, Orchard Lake and Keego Harbor.

When asked why being an official is important to him, Greimel said “Government has the ability to do good work and to benefit residents. Unfortunately it also has the potential to do bad things, and I believe that the way we make sure that government works for everyday people, to make sure that government is actually serving the interests of citizens and not GT ad 04working against their interest, is by rolling up our sleeves and getting involved in the process.

“We have a lot of work to do to ensure that our government is better and is actually serving the interest of the people who elect the government as opposed to the special interest groups and the wealthy and well-connected, and make sure the government is oriented towards everyday people and not the elites. That’s what I work for on a day to day basis.”

In his interview with oc115, Greimel talked about successes in Medicaid expansion, working through the Detroit bankruptcy and partnering with Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA) in a program that has local workers gaining job training by helping deconstruct blighted homes.  He also talked about the need for transparency in government and the importance of supporting educators.

Prior to being elected State Representative Greimel served as an Oakland County Commissioner. Before that he was President of the Rochester School Board.  He is currently the Head of the State House Democrats, a position that he also explains in his interview.

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