Your 44th District State Representative



Coast to Coast 3-Jim Runestad

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campaign and for visiting my website.

As the 44th district state representative, I would represent the townships of Highland, Milford, Springfield, Waterford and White Lake.

Allow me to tell you a bit about myself. I am a small businessman who has lived or worked in Oakland County for over 30 years. I have spent the last 15 years fighting for conservative causes. My wife, Kathy, and I have raised our five kids in White Lake and Waterford, and we love Oakland County.

Currently, I am proud to be completing my third term as an Oakland County Commissioner. I am part of the team – led by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson – that has protected our AAA bond rating, an accomplishment that fewer than 50 counties nationwide can claim!

As a county commissioner, I’ve been assigned to sit on every committee and been voted by my peers to chair both the Public Services and Planning & Building Committees. As a commissioner, I’ve felt it was my duty to the citizens of my district to question every department line item and require the county department heads to justify all discretionary expenditures during budget hearings.

Run with RunestadNow I am running for the State Legislature and look forward to taking Oakland County’s proven economic philosophy to help streamline state government. Our state needs long term economic solutions, and government must prioritize and limit its spending. Most taxpayers in Michigan have had to do this, and our state government must do the same. I will fight expanding government that intrudes upon our personal liberties and constitutional protections. I will always emphasize preserving the constitutional principles that our country was built upon. I will fight to make sure Michigan businesses are not forced to compete with illegal black-market labor in America’s job market.

Jim Runestad TractorSo, please look around to learn more about me and my campaign to become your State Representative for the 44th District. You can read more about my positions, credentials, record in office and the list of outstanding and passionate citizens supporting my candidacy. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me. I value your comments and feedback.