I Am Proud To Be Endorsed by MVF-PAC

I am grateful for the endorsement I received from the Michigan Vaccine Freedom PAC.  As a principled libertarian I am called on to support freedom, including vaccine freedom. This is why they endorsed a large number of other Libertarians.

The Michigan Vaccine Freedom PAC (MVF-PAC) endorsed fifteen Libertarian Party candidates.  This is likely the largest number of endorsements of Libertarian Candidates in Michigan by a single PAC.  Since these were pre-primary endorsements, they are a direct consequence of The Libertarian Party of Michigan’s primary party ballot status.

Gregory Creswell Endorsed By MVF-PAC

Gregory Creswell Endorsed By MVF-PAC

Their Libertarian Party Endorsements are:

  1. John Tatar for Governor.
  2. Gregory Creswell for District 1 State Representative.
  3. Ryan Manier for District 28 State Representative.
  4. Brian Wright for District 38 State Representative.
  5. Norman Peterson for District 64 State Representative.
  6. Jason Rees for District 65 State Representative.
  7. Patty Malowney for District 77 State Representative.
  8. Tyler Palmer for District 93 State Representative.
  9. Joseph LeBlanc for District 7 State Senator.
  10. Chad McNamara for District 17 State Senator.
  11. Erwin Haas for District 26 State Senator.
  12. Nathan Hewer for District 28 State Senator.
  13. Max Riekse for District 34 State Senator.
  14. Jamie Lewis for District 72 State Senator.

To be endorsed, candidates needed to affirm three positions:

  1. I support an individual’s right to make vaccine decisions for themselves and for their children.

  2. I support the legislative process as it relates to vaccine choice. I do not support the practice of un-elected state or local agencies placing undue burdens on individuals seeking vaccine waivers.

  3. I do not support mandatory vaccination by employers or educational institutions that receive tax-payer funding.

In some cases, more than one candidate was endorsed for the same position in the same primary, so this appears to be the only criteria.

The relevant plank of Libertarian Party of Michigan Platform states:

“XI. HEALTH CARE   The most fundamental property right is an individual’s right to own and control his or her own body. All individuals have the right to determine their own health care needs and treatment. Exercise of this right does not remove the moral obligations not to violate the rights of others. We recognize the state, when it exists, has a duty to protect the rights of others, particularly those in society who are the most vulnerable, including: the very old, the very young, and the mentally handicapped. The state, where it exists, does have a duty to protect the life of all individuals, and should prosecute those who utilize force or fraud to end life.”

 


Here is the full endorsement letter…


Dear Candidate Creswell:

The MVF PAC and its contributors are excited and pleased to give you our full endorsement. We have also encouraged our contributors and activists to contact your campaign directly and volunteer in whatever other ways to help you win this election. Attached to this email is also a frame you can combine with your picture to share your endorsement with the public on social media.

We will communicate our support and endorsement of your candidacy via social media, webinars, town hall meetings, robo calls, and direct mail.

Both the Michigan Vaccine Freedom PAC and our sister organization, Michigan for Vaccine Choice (MVC), are so grateful for your decision to support and defend vaccine choice as part of your many other missions as an elected official.

We hope, with your support, to preserve parental and individual rights to make vaccine decisions in Michigan, without government interference or regulatory burdens. We will also be working toward ensuring that our state agencies, such as Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Department of Education, follow state and federal privacy laws as it relates to student medical information. Unlawful practices put our federal education funding at risk!

We wish you nothing but a successful election campaign and will do what we can to make it happen for you.

Please email me at info@michiganvaccinefreedompac.com with any questions you may have.

Best Regards,

Suzanne M. Waltman, Treasurer
Michigan Vaccine Freedom PAC

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Citizens For Traditional Values Endorsement

Thank you to Citizens for Traditional Values for their endorsement!

Dear Gregory Creswell,
It is my pleasure to inform you that after reviewing your answers on our 2018 candidate questionnaire, our Citizens for Traditional Values PAC board is pleased to endorse your candidacy for Michigan State Representative, District 1 in the 2018 Primary Election. CTV has a 30 year history of preserving, protecting and promoting traditional values. The sanctity of life, parental rights, traditional marriage, limited government and religious freedom are of utmost importance to us and to our friends and supporters. Knowing that you also value these issues gives us great hope for the future of Michigan. This endorsement may or may not be exclusive in your race, as we have endorsed all who meet our standards and requirements. For a full listing of CTV endorsements, please visit our website. We wish you all the best as you work toward victory in August and November.
Jenni Curtin
Executive Director
810-623-4216

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

Why am I running?: To defend individual rights and the free market. To repeal the no-fault law, to reduce the power, control, and access to our income by politicians.

The biggest issue: Money! I believe, as a Libertarian, that “taxation is theft”. The many ways politicians have access to our income. By charging us fees, to purchase permits, licenses, tacking on regulations etc. Income confiscation by politicians/government.

Priorities: What are your top state legislative priorities and how would you address them?

  1. Repeal the no-fault law. Why, because “Our car insurance is too damn high”. I will sponsor or co-sponsor legislation to do it. The same for legislation to allow out of state purchasing and selling of car insurance. I will sponsor or co-sponsor legislation to repeal all taxes, fees, permits, licenses, regulations etc associated with the insurance business.
  2. Reducing the power and control of politicians within MI. To help from within the legislature, to make it a part-time government body. Along with cutting their pay, staff size, benefits etc, reductions must be made in legislator’s power, control, and access to our income via the taxes, fees, permits, licenses, regulations etc.
  3. Sponsor or co-sponsor legislation to end all state, county or local government asset forfeiture. That legislation would provide restitution to anyone whose property has been impounded, frozen or seized by state, county or local government. Far too many of these cases have happened when no one has been convicted of a crime.
  4. Repealing all government fees, taxes, permits, licenses and regulations within MI.
  5. Education: What measures do you support/propose to achieve improved educational outcomes for students and for school districts?
    I would improve education by getting government out of the education business. Which means “removing (government) coercion” from education, i.e. taxes, fees, permits, regulations, licenses etc. Defend and support tax-free private scholarships to help those that need it. And I would be an advocate for parents who wish to educate their children as best they see fit.

    Elections: What policy changes do you support regarding campaign funding and voting rights for Michigan voters?
    The removal of all campaign funding caps, limits etc. But have immediate disclosures fall under the jurisdiction of the MI state police to verify that each donor is a US citizen and or a US based company. While each donation information must be released to the public 365 days after such donation. As for voting rights, I would make it a priority to fight voting fraud; the state must verify that only Michigan residents who are US citizens vote, and that they only vote once per election.

    Economy: What policies do you support to increase jobs and help Michigan residents improve their economic positions?
    Repeal all government fees, taxes, permits, licenses, regulations etc within the state of Michigan. I would defend and support the free market and individual rights.

    Energy & Environment: What actions or policies do you support to meet Michigan energy needs while protecting our water, air and land for current and future generations?
    When it comes to the issue of energy, I support ending all government protected monopolization of energy companies within Michigan. Open the energy business up to the free market completely (no taxes, fees, permits, licenses regulations etc) while simultaneously defending individual rights. Private enterprise must be allowed to expand and prosper. Auction off 99% of state-owned land/property etc. and send the money to the taxpayers. As for the environment, a “private property based system” will “protect the environment and private property” much better. Having all polluters pay their victims is a win-win for all.

    How would getting elected help you achieve those goals? Because I would be inside the government, I would gain credibility with the citizens & voters within and outside my district. I would be able to prove that big government doesn’t work. So I would sponsor and or cosponsor bills to repeal all laws that violate individual rights and the free market. And lastly, to show that big government oppresses economic freedoms and our liberties.

    Why are you the best candidate? I am the best candidate: Because, the Libertarian Party, the party I voted for, for the first time in 1988, who I joined in 1992, has been consistent in defending individual rights, the free market and supporting small government.I would be inside the government, I would gain credibility with the citizens & voters within and outside my district. I would be able to prove that big government doesn’t work. So I would sponsor and or cosponsor bills to repeal all laws that violate individual rights and the free market. And lastly, to show that big government oppresses economic freedoms and our liberties.

    Biographical Info:

    • Chadsey High School graduate, class of 1975.
    • Attended Wayne County Community College for Fire Science (FS) and Fire Protection Technology (FPT).
    • Currently employed with the same company for over 42 years. Present position: Medical Records Clerk.

    How old are you? 60 years.
    Past service in public office. I have fulfilled the legal requirements to qualify. I have no elected experience; I am a citizen statesman, not a professional politician.

    What is your Facebook profile? http://www.facebook.com/gregorycreswell

    What is your Twitter profile? @4creswell

    Tell us some tidbits about your personal life

    • I am a founding member of Brass Roots (a pro-2nd amendment group).
    • I supported the MCRI ballot issue in 2006.
    • I have been married since 1982, and we have 2 adult children and 1 grand-daughter.
    • My favorite job was paperboy.
    • I believe that “taxation is theft”.
    • I love Star Trek.

First Libertarian Primary Candidate Makes History In Special Election

Libertarian Party of Michigan
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE ISSUE, April 25th, 2017

Detroit MI – Libertarians are having their first primary in Michigan history. The filing deadline for the special election of Michigan’s 1st State House District was at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, and noted Libertarian activist Gregory Creswell will be running unopposed.

He will be the first candidate of any third party to appear in a primary election since 1998, and will be the first third party candidate to ever appear in a special election primary… at least since the current election law was enacted in 1954. “We were unable to determine if any Michigan third party candidates were balloted in publically run special election primaries (as opposed to private caucuses) before that date, so this may very well be the first such primary ever.” Said Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) political director Scotty Boman. *

Libertarians achieved primary ballot status because of Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s Michigan vote count in 2016. The special election was called because Democratic 1st District Representative Brian Banks resigned his seat after admitting to providing false information in the course of applying for a loan. That primary will be held on August 8th, 2017 to coincide with the City of Detroit’s non-partisan municipal primary. Creswell filed for the Special Primary on March 30th but more Libertarian candidates could have filed any time up through April 25th.

Creswell is probably best known for being instrumental in the success of the Michigan Civil Rights initiative (MCRI). As the volunteer organizer, starting in 2004, he ensured that the measure got on the ballot in 2006. He made frequent appearances on talk radio, as well as being interviewed on television and in print about the initiative.

In 2006 Creswell placed third, as the only candidate for Governor to support MCRI, while also being the only African American in that race. In spite of opposition from the mainstream political establishment, the measure was overwhelmingly supported by the electorate.

Libertarian Party of Michigan Chairman was noticeably excited about Creswell’s entry into the primary, “The Libertarian Party is proud to have such a principled candidate as Greg Creswell for this special election. Voters in Detroit deserve a viable alternative to one-party representation. The historic nature of any non-Republican / non-Democrat engaging in the primary is a wonderful opportunity to be heard. Greg’s effort is a bell-weather of our commitment to the cities of the 1st District and their citizens, who are starved for freedom from political machines and being taken for granted”

Since he is the only Libertarian in a partisan election this year, he is anticipating unprecedented support from Libertarians throughout the state. “I will campaign in defense of individual rights and the free market. Which means, if I am elected, I will seek to completely repeal the No-Fault law, deny politicians access to our income and support Constitutional carry gun rights.” Said Creswell. His goal is to be the first Libertarian to serve in Michigan’s House of Representatives.

* Research by Greg Stempfle: https://gregstempfle.com/2017/04/04/greg-creswell-and-the-adventures-of-third-party-primaries/

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Contacts:
Gregory Creswell, Candidate
Gregcreswell.com
313.527.9099
i.am4_gcreswell@yahoo.com

Bill Gelineau, Chair
Libertarian Party of Michigan
616-723-2776
Chair@MichiganLP.org

Scotty Boman, Political Director
Libertarian Party of Michigan
313.247.2052
PoliticalDirector@MichiganLP.org

State Representative District 1

Michigan’s First State Representative District has been left without representation. As a resident of this district, I have long thought we could use better representation, and I am now stepping forward to humbly request the opportunity to be your voice in the Michigan House of Representatives.

This year voters will have a special opportunity.  The primary election will have 3 parities in it.  Voters will still have the option of voting in the Republican or Democratic primaries, but they can also chose to vote in the Libertarian primary.  That is the one I’m running in.  I have been a Libertarian since the 1980’s and the Libertarian Party remains my political home.

I look forward to speaking with you in the days ahead on how we can rise above recent setbacks and work together for a more prosperous and liberated future. For now I have included a little information about our district.

The district boundaries:

  • Part of Detroit (Boundary details are listed here)
    • The portion of the city beginning at Gratiot and E. 8 Mile Road, east on 8 Mile to Kelly, southwest on Kelly to Kingsville, east on Kingsville to Mack, south and west on Mack to Opal, west on Opal to E. Warren, west on E. Warren to Marseilles, north on Marseilles to Frankfort, west on Frankfort to University Pl., south on University Pl. to Warren, west on E. Warren to Guilford, south on Guilford to Munich, west on Munich to Cadieux, north on Cadieux to E. Warren, west on E. Warren to Yorkshire, south on Yorkshire to Cornwall, west on Cornwall to Bedford, north on Bedford to E. Outer Drive, west on E. Outer Drive to Nottingham, south on Nottingham to E. Warren, west on E. Warren to Phillip, north on Phillip to E. Edsel Ford Freeway, west on E. Edsel Ford Freeway to Chalmers, north on Chalmers to Kilbourne, west on Kilbourne to Dickerson, north on Dickerson to Flanders, west on Flanders to Annsbury, south on Annsbury to Wilfred, west on Wilfred to Gratiot, northeast on Gratiot to East 8 Mile Rd., the point of beginning.
  • All of Grosse Pointe Woods
  • All of Harper Woods city
  • The Wayne County portion of the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores.district-001