“During Gov. Snyder’s six years in office, there have been many failures of leadership. The Flint water crisis, the deplorable conditions in Detroit Public Schools — both of which are direct results of bad decision-making by emergency managers — the dissolution of Inkster Public Schools and our deteriorating roads come to my mind. That being said, I am glad he has offered solutions to these problems, and as we begin a new legislative term, I share in his hope that Michigan has better days ahead. I am prepared to work with Gov. Snyder, along with officials in both parties and at all levels of government, to find solutions to our most critical problems and work toward a more prosperous future for everyone in our state.”