Cindy Gamrat says she wants to limit government's reach into people's lives.
The registered nurse is one of four Republicans running for her party's nomination in the district that includes most of Allegan County. The current representative, Republican Bob Genetski, cannot run again because of term limits.
Gamrat favor lower taxes, and says she wants to find savings in the state's budget to improve and maintain roads in Michigan. She says state lawmakers need to set priorities, and roads should be a top priority over things like "green busses," and trails.
On education, Gamrat says the state needs to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, on charter schools, public education and other areas. Gamrat says she favor school choice, and says parents deserve quality education options. She says that may be public schools, private education, charter schools or home schooling like she does for her children.
Gamrat says she wants the state to pass a "life at conception" act. It would extend the Constitutional protection of life to unborn children. Gamrat says that would "save about 23,000 lives of Michigan babies a year."