Ralph Rebandt, Republican, Announces Candidacy For Michigan Governor
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Join Michigan’s initiative to become a “Lighthouse to the Nation.”
Michigan boasts more lighthouses than any other state. Lighthouses offer direction and hope; direction for navigating through dangerous waters, and a beacon of hope that safe landing is near.
Michigan is the most amazing state in America! It is surrounded by almost 20% of the world’s fresh water. From our natural resources, innovative industries, small businesses, agricultural ingenuities, educational choices, and gorgeous lakes, Pure Michigan is second to none. You can watch the sunrise over Lake Huron, jump in your car, and catch the sunset over Lake Michigan – all in one day!
Unfortunately, a dark cloud is looming over our country and our great state. Divisions in families, communities, and congregations are testing the fabric of our carefully woven tapestry; a tapestry that has survived a Revolution, a Civil War, two World Wars, and a host of other catastrophic events. The divide is great, but our resolve is greater.
Imagine a land where it isn’t politics as usual, where people love and care for their neighbors... where crime drops significantly... where life is respected... where truth is pursued... and where each person is embraced and recognized. Imagine people from around the country desiring to move to that land to raise their families, start a new business, enjoy a retirement hobby, or benefit from a booming economy. Imagine this land being Michigan.
Dreams become reality when the process is right and when proven values are respected. If our prized automotive industry has taught us anything, it’s that process is important. That principle is true in life. Broken families, fractured relationships, splintered societies, and racial tension can be healed if the process is right, and if proven values are respected. Whether professional or political, individual or corporate, proven values are the catalyst for change.
I invite you to partner with me on a journey to make Michigan a Lighthouse for the Nation, where your voice is heard, your concerns are respected, and your vote is counted.