19 Feb Democrat for 101st talks health, jobs, roads, schools
Kathy Wiejaczka, a Democratic candidate for the 101st District State House seat, paid a visit to supporters and members of the Indivisible P3 (protest, persist, & prevail) Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Luciano’s Ristorante in Ludington.
Wiejaczka addressed a crowd of about 20 people including members of the IP3 Indivisible Group, speaking about her background, her platform and her hopes for the future of her campaign.
Hailing from Empire, Wiejaczka is vying for the seat now occupied by Republican Curt VanderWall of Ludington. She is an R.N. with 39 years of experience in the field, and she is currently an adjunct professor teaching online courses for Ferris State University.
Wiejaczka said her career in nursing informed her political platform, which places an emphasis on health care, jobs, infrastructure and education.
“I am very much an advocate for people and for my patients and now I want to be an advocate for my community,” she said.
While she has always had an interest in politics, Wiejaczka said it was the results of the 2016 election that ignited her desire to take action and run for office.
“It was definitely a wake-up call,” she said. “For the past couple of years I’vs seen some of the votes coming out of Lansing that have really disturbed me, made me really frustrated and in some cases made me angry. In regards to health care, in regards to public education, in regards to our infrastructure, water and Line 5.”
Wiejaczka said Line 5 — the oil pipeline that passes under the Straits of Mackinac — is one of the many issues where she disagrees with the current Republican in office.
Source: Ludington Daily News