Detroit Free Press Editorial Board
Senate District 12
Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, and the townships of Addison, Bloomfield, Independence, Oakland, Orion, Oxford and Southfield, and the Village of Clarkston
State Rep. Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills), 57, has been one of the more pragmatic members of a hyper-partisan Republican caucus. He was among the minority of GOP senators who supported Gov. Rick Snyder's successful, bipartisan initiative to expand Medicaid eligibility in Michigan, and he has been more skeptical of efforts to weaken regulations that protect Michigan's air and water.
Rosemary Bayer, a 59-year-old software engineer from Beverly Hills, is one of the most capable candidates among the large group of talented Democratic newcomers energized by the 2016 presidential election. Bayer's focus on best practices in other turn-around states is a refreshing alternative to the current Senate majority's ideological preferences, including charter schools, tax cuts and relaxed government regulation of everything but reproductive choice. ROSEMARY BAYER will steer a more moderate course for the constituents of the Senate 12th.
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