Michigan House of Representatives
District 70

Meet the Candidate

Enough Is Enough

My name is Kresta Train, and I’m here to ask for your support next November.

That being said, I should probably tell you a little bit about myself. I was raised right here in Mid-Michigan, Sheridan to be exact, and graduated from Central Montcalm High School in 1991. I wasn’t born into a well-to-do family, just common folks who taught me to work hard and dream big. I’ve been a waitress, a sales clerk, and a small-business owner. Today, I’m a wife, a mother, and a teacher.

When I was young, everyone said, “work a little bit harder now, and things will be easier later,” so I did, and, at thirty-two, finally earned my Associates degree from Montcalm Community College. Then a bachelor’s degree from Ferris and my teaching certificate. “Just a little further,” they said, so I taught high-school English full-time for two years while I worked on my Master’s degree. Last summer, at the age of 42, I was finally finished with my education, and thought the hardest part was over.

But nothing got any easier. Well, nothing, that is, except for working up the nerve to ask for your vote.

I have experienced firsthand the frustration of being a highly-qualified expert in my field in a state with limited opportunity. And as more and more of us pile into this boat, it gets harder and harder to compel our own children to reach for their dreams.
It’s time for common folks with common sense to step out of the shadows and into meaningful roles in our local, state, and federal governments.

As your representative, it will be my mission:
  • To put our tax dollars back where they belong, into our schools, police and fire departments, and healthcare.
  • To make the well-being of every Michigan resident our number one priority.
  • And to stop wreckless government spending on corporate welfare or any other program that benefits those who already have more than enough economic advantage.

I don’t have any rich friends who will ask for special treatment. There is no bank account in the Cayman Islands with my name on it. When all is said and done, my only goal is to put up the good-fight on behalf of all of my neighbors, and send the message loud and clear that we the people have had enough, and we’ll never again settle for anything less than a fair chance to work hard for a better life.
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