One sunny Summer morning in 2013 while I was painting a fence, I was listening to syndicated radio personality Glenn Beck. What he said that day was simple and profound, and for me, life changing, as it planted a seed of inspiration. The message was simple- if you don't like the direction of our country change it. Start at the local level and serve in Government- start at home.
Fast forward to February 2016 and my personal involvement with the Michigan grass root efforts to elect Texas Senator Ted Cruise as the Republican nominee for President. A new friend asked me to consider serving as Eaton County Commissioner District 1. My response was “If I am wanted, I would rather not. If I am a needed, then I will speak to my husband, Tim.” As it turned out, the fine citizens of District 1 did, indeed, elect me to serve this past November 8th.
A new chapter of my life began last week on January 3, 2017, the day I was sworn in to serve a 2- year term as Commissioner Barnes from Eaton County’s District 1.
So please join me on my journey of discovery and service, as I fight to advance our conservative ideology. There are issues like long-term legacy costs, the road commission, and our T.O.S.T (Time of Sale or Transfer) law that has lasting negative impacts on our County’s fiscal future. The struggle is real. The fight is real, and so is my resolve to find answers in the Constitution, Bible, or in prayer.