State Rep. Jack O’Malley today released the following statement:
“After speaking with a number of individuals in the district today, I must say that I am shocked and disappointed to hear of the comments that were made by Leelanau County Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle before a recent road commission meeting. I called Mr. Eckerle to confirm he made these comments. He confirmed that he did. This type of racial slur is flat-out unacceptable and ignorant. I asked Mr. Eckerle to resign his position as road commissioner in light of these comments and shall he refuse, the citizens of Leelanau County have every right to recall him from office.
“It saddens me to have to even make this statement.”
Rep. O’Malley talks about his HB 6148, which would create a new state Department of Emergency Management in Michigan government. Rep. O’Malley argues that emergency management, currently housed under the Michigan State Police, has evolved into its own profession and that the times require a professional response. The bill had its first hearing this week […]
State Rep. Jack O’Malley today said the dismissiveness shown by Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon during testimony on Michigan’s long-term care strategy during COVID-19 is troubling – and a sign no one in the governor’s administration is owning up to decisions that have caused immense grief for seniors and their families.
Rep. O’Malley talks about Wednesday’s meeting of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic and testimony on nursing homes from Robert Gordon, the director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Rep. O’Malley says he is troubled by a lack of clarity in Director Gordon’s answers.