Amanda Siggins (D)

Background:

Amanda Siggins is a Democrat running for election to represent Michigan’s 102nd District in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Siggins lives in Cadillac with her husband and three children. She attended Ferris State University, Baker College and Northwestern Michigan College. She is currently a small business owner. To learn more, check out her campaign website.

Endorsements:

AFT Michigan

Equality Michigan Action Network

MEA-PAC

Issues:

Education: “I believe that FREE public education for all ages is not only the right thing to do, it is also necessary for the advancement as a country as a whole. The more informed and educated we are as a group, the more we can do to improve every aspect of life.” Siggins believes in free public education for all ages, and aims to implement credit and finance education in schools.

Age Gap Improvement: “I believe that Americans have a responsibility to take care of their communities. Especially the most vulnerable members. In order to do that we have to bring its citizens together. I want to bridge the gap of understanding between the age groups. I spend time with my older family members and friends who believe that young people do not show or offer respect to their elders.  The younger people I talk to often express that people older than them do not understand their generation and feel left out of societal issues that are important, like government, and human rights.” Siggins believes improving the age gap can be accomplished through school tutoring, skills teaching, nursing home volunteering, the institution on aging, community gardens, field trips, cooking classes, meetup programs, and more to educate and connect the different groups within our areas.

Health Care: “I think that Citizens of the United States of American have the rights to their own bodies. I don’t believe that women should have to share personal information or have to seek government approval to make decisions about their bodies.” Siggins supports universal health care and a woman’s right to choose.

Top Donors (as of Sept. 21):

Mecosta County Democratic Party

Michael Gibson

Amanda Siggins

Philip Stitch

Nancy Baldwin

*Donor information comes from transparencyusa.org.