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.”
State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today said recent testimony before the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic echoed a consistent takeaway: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must explain the decisions she’s made in response to the pandemic, as lives and livelihoods throughout Michigan have been impacted by them.
Rep. O’Malley talks about Wednesday’s meeting of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, and says Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon testified it is the Governor who makes the final decisions about the state’s COVID strategies and what opens and what stays closed. Rep. O’Malley says the Governor needs to […]