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Carol Ann Fausone

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Carol Ann Fausone
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 21
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Service branchMichigan National Guard
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Carol Ann Fausone was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 21 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1][2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Fausone's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Fix our Roads

We need to repair Michigan’s roads and infrastructure. This will benefit Michigan families, workers, and businesses alike. Carol Ann is also dedicated ensuring your tax dollars are being spent efficiently. Her three-step strategy for fixing our roads includes:

1. Scrubbing the budget and eliminating wasteful spending in other areas of government. This wasteful spending can be better spent on putting on our hard hats and fixing Michigan’s roads. Our representatives need to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently.

2. Examining best practices to ensure high-quality work on our roads. Contractors also need to be held accountable for their work on Michigan roads. If we invest in better work practices up-front, we will save taxpayers’ money in the long-run.

3. Right now Michiganders are paying the Pot Hole Tax. Carol Ann will always make sure any tax increase is the absolute last option. By not fixing our roads, we are raising the Pot Hole Tax and this is simply unacceptable and unfair to Michigan families. Carol Ann is open to looking at weight limits on trucks and ensuring our roads’ highest users are paying their fair share towards a roads solution.

Invest in our Children and Education
Carol Ann is for an all of the above strategy to invest in Michigan’s future: our children and students. Our state needs to continue its investment in pre-kindergarten and early education, and we also need to further our investment in K-12 and higher-education opportunities. Students need to know their full-range of options: from community college, to vocational training schools, to our great four year universities in Michigan.

Ensuring students are able to choose which option is best for them will greatly benefit their ability to enter the workforce with a good-paying job. For some students, this will mean going to a trade school or a specialty program at a community college to learn the skills needed to be a home builder, or enter the manufacturing and tech sectors, or go into nursing. Other students are better suited for four year degrees, and will go directly into business, law, medicine, and other fields. Michigan should be a place where there is opportunity around every corner, no matter what you want to do.

To better prepare our students for continuing education, Michigan should continue investing in early education. Carol Ann is against the Common Core and its one-size fits all strategy. There are serious concerns and reservations being raised by moms and dads across the state, as well as teachers and administrators. Carol Ann will fight to make sure these concerns are heard and adequately addressed.

Support Policies that Promote Job Growth
As a small business owner, Carol Ann knows what it takes to ensure security for employees and their families, and to foster a healthy business climate for entrepreneurs. Carol Ann supports the recent tax reforms to eliminate the Michigan Business Tax and the Personal Property Tax, which were anti-investment, job killing taxes. Carol Ann also supports the Freedom to Work in Michigan. By ensuring accountability in government, reducing burdensome regulations and cutting red tape, and simplifying our tax system, Michigan can continue its Great Comeback and emerge from the Lost Decade of 2000-2010 before Governor Snyder entered office.

Health Care & Community Health
Carol Ann has spent a lifetime in health care, from hospital as a nurse and administrator, to the ER, to the military as a medical officer and policymaker. Carol Ann has frontline experience with the struggles of veterans from all backgrounds to acquire adequate health care, and she understands the that other Michiganders experience similar difficulties. Her background and life experiences give her a deep understanding of what can be done at the state level to deliver quality care to Michiganders.

Carol Ann is particularly passionate about ensuring proper mental health care to those who are at the highest-risk in the community. By addressing potential issues early for children, seniors, and veterans, we can positively impact the quality of care in our communities. Many people feel that our health care system today is neither affordable nor caring toward patients and their families. Carol Ann has seen the problems firsthand, and as your state representative she wants to hear your concerns and roll-up her sleeves to tackle these issues head on in Michigan.

Building a Better Michigan for Everyone
At the end of the day, all of these policy issues boil down to one thing: the People. Decisions we make about the economy, education, health care, and other issues have real effects on Michigan families and individuals. Carol Ann is particularly concerned about protecting the underserved – our seniors, children, veterans, and the disabled – and ensuring their voices are heard in Lansing. Together, we can build a better Michigan for everyone.

Standing Up for our Constitutional Liberty
Carol Ann fought for our constitutional values and freedoms for 36 years as a citizen soldier, and she will do the same as your citizen legislator. Carol Ann is a strong advocate for the First Amendment Freedom of Speech and Freedom to Worship for all people and all religions, regardless of their background or social status. As a veteran, she is also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms.[3][4]

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Kristy Pagan defeated Cornell Mathis and Natalie Mosher in the Democratic primary. Carol Ann Fausone was unopposed in the Republican primary. Pagan defeated Fausone in the general election.[5][6][1][2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 21 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKristy Pagan 55.2% 16,778
     Republican Carol Ann Fausone 44.8% 13,590
Total Votes 30,368
Michigan House of Representatives, District 21 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKristy Pagan 44.6% 3,003
Natalie Mosher 40.5% 2,731
Cornell Mathis 14.9% 1,005
Total Votes 6,739

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Fausone's endorsements included the following:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[7]

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