I am a public servant. My Special Interest is YOU
Timothy O’Donnell is married to Karen and has three step-children. He and his wife belong to Robinson Grace Church, where he is also a Deacon. Tim is a Fire Fighter & Medical First Responder with the Ferrysburg Fire Department. He has a sincere desire to represent and help the people of this district and State as a public servant.
Dear fellow Travelers,
Yesterday, August 3, 2010, the voters of Ottawa County chose Arlan Meekof as their Senator. Only 32% of eligible voters voted in yesterday's election. I received 4276 votes or approximately 8%. I would like to thank my supporters for the enthusiastic support of my campaign. I intend to continue serving the public in whatever way I am able. this website will continue to be up and running and I will be putting new insights to issues of the day. At this time contemplating a run for representative in 2012. Again thank you for your support.
I am much more comfortable in this forum.
This is the first live forum aired June 20, 2010.
Taking the Oath of Office should not mean it is owed to you, but that you have earned the right through Integrity by having honor, hope, wisdom, knowledge, honesty, truthfulness and sincerity, all qualities needed for a strong leadership.
We here in Michigan are blessed to have several organizations all of which are fighting to save our natural resources from devastation of outward resources including lack of a Legislation involvement or a legislation too weak to make a difference, what ever the reason we need to be more involved (listen) with these organizations to better understanding of how legislation can help. Legislation needs to makes it’s own pack to protect our natural resources. Not all of these organizations agree on how to make a difference, and he but one thing they do agree on is we need to fight to protect MICHIGAN NATURAL TREASURES..
I am not seeking any PAC or other special interest group endorsements. Personal endorsements are fine because the voters, the citizens of this district are the only ones I want to beholden to and are reason I am running for Office.
Our current system of government is designed to have checks and balances. We have three distinct branches, judicial, executive and legislative. Each branch is designed to keep the others from becoming too powerful.
The big winner in the move to part-time legislature is the governor. Without the legislators, the governor’s free to make appointments and executive directives undeterred. Other winners in the move to part-time legislature are the lobbyists, who will continue working full-time to get their programs passed. It has been shown, that in states with part-time legislatures the bureaucracy has increased substantially. There is no discernible cost savings.
Senate GOP candidates focus on jobs
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BY ALEX DOTY
From solving the state's budget crises to getting jobs back for Michigan citizens, a myriad of topics were discussed Thursday night during a candidates forum for the state Senate 30th District seat.
The forum was held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Grand Haven.
Republican candidates state Rep. Arlan Meekhof of West Olive, Timothy O'Donnell of Spring Lake and Holland businessman Brett VanderKamp were all in attendance at the meeting, which was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Grand Haven Area and the Eastown Association. Democratic candidate John Chester of Holland was not in attendance.
The United States and the state of Michigan are at a crossroads. Where we go from here, and what direction we take, will be decided by the citizens of the state in August and November. Do we want to take the well-worn road that has led us to the brink of economic ruin and a state that is an example of what not to do, or.. do you we take the high road, the one less travelled and return our state to world-class beacon, shining on the Hill.
I remember a time our State was second to none, and to tell someone you are from the state of Michigan got to respect. Our roads were clean and our cars were tough to beat and a college degree would get you a job anywhere.