Dan Scripps Pushes Back Against Republican Attacks

NORTHPORT— Dan Scripps, candidate for State Representative in Michigan’s 101st District, has launched a series of ads surrounding his position on water after recent attacks from his opponent Curt VanderWall and the special interest groups backing VanderWall’s campaign. These ads highlight Dan’s record as a champion for our water and natural resources, and refute the lies being told about legislation to protect our water - whether in the Great Lakes or our own private wells.

“With Curt VanderWall and his special interests continuing to repeat discredited attacks in a desperate effort to mislead voters, it is time to set the record straight,” said Scripps. “The special interests supporting my opponent are dumping money into this district because they know I can’t be bought, and that I will continue to be a strong, independent voice for the people of Northwest Michigan, not the special interests.”

During his previous service as State Representative, Dan sponsored legislation to stop big corporations from taking so much water that it would harm residential wells and sponsored another bill to prevent governments from ever taxing private wells. Efforts to spin that record into attacks in 2010 were discredited by every independent source that looked into the issue, including by former Republican Governor Bill Milliken, former state Agriculture Commissioner Don Coe, and the Ludington Daily News. Local voters know that Dan has a strong record of protecting both residential water and Michigan’s Great Lakes, and will continue to maintain that record if elected.

“Dan is a champion for our water and precious natural resources,” said Mike Berkowitz, Legislative and Political Director for the Michigan Chapter of Sierra Club. “At Sierra Club, our job is to protect Michigan’s water and Great Lakes. We stand up to corporate special interests each and every day. When it comes to issues of water, natural resources, and protecting residential wells, there is no one we trust more than Dan Scripps.”