2018-07-05 / News

Matthew Anderton receives Home Builders Assoc. endorsement in 51st District race

By Ben Gagnon
810-452-2661 *bgagnon@mihomepaper.com

FLUSHING — Attorney and business owner Matthew Anderton of Clayton Township has picked up a major endorsement in his bid to become the next state representative for the 51st House District.

Anderton, who’s running on the Republican ticket, received an endorsement from the Home Builders Association of Michigan. According to Anderton’s press release, the association’s backing came as a result of his jobs growth plan and his representation of business owners for over 25 years.

As an attorney who operates his own law firm, Anderton said that he is used to being an advocate for people and will take that experience into office.

“I’m not accepting status quo in government,” he said. “We’re good at complaining as a country, but not doing anything about it. I am passionate about serving the community and making a difference.”

Anderton said that his approach to government is simple and identifies with people of various political identities: limited government and freedom of choice. He is advocating for more local control of educational funding and infrastructure funding, as well as more community input into budget allocations.

“Decisions that affect people’s lives shouldn’t be made from Lansing,” he said. “Those types of decisions should be made by the local communities.”

Anderton said that his strong sense of family values is what led to his decision to run for State Representative. He also credits his position as a business leader and service to his local church for giving him inspiration to run.

Anderton, a resident of Clayton Township for the past eight years, is married with two children and two grandchildren. In addition to running his legal practice, which services the Genesee and North Oakland areas, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Flint Crisis Pregnancy Center.

The statewide primary is Aug. 7.

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