+ − Contact Information
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (517) 373-1772
+ − Biography
State Representative Jon Switalski is a lifelong Warren resident who is representing the 28th District, which covers Center Line and parts of Warren.
During his second term in the Legislature, Switalski has:
Promoted advanced battery incentives to get Michiganders back to work and propel Michigan into a 21st century economy through:
Tax credits for battery producers and manufacturers, including battery pack manufacturing, facilities construction, vehicle integration and others;
Substantial income tax credits for people who buy an electric vehicle made in Michigan;
Tax credits for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging stations;
A $50 million economic gardening grant for electric vehicle and battery businesses, to come from existing funds in the Michigan Economic Development Corp.; and
Reusing and revitalizing existing, unused incentives for projects like the shuttered Ford Assembly plant in Wixom that would support future business development and convert the area into a clean energy park.
Encouraged true shared sacrifice by supporting legislation to cut all legislator’s pay and ending the costly, taxpayer funded practice of offering lifetime health care benefits for lawmakers.
Championed the successful passage of a Complete Streets Plan which requires the consideration for the needs of all users of our roads including pedestrians, bicyclists, seniors, people with disabilities and children.
Called on Congress to increase funding for research into the causes and treatment of autism in order to improve the care and support of families and individuals living with this disorder.
Opposed the passage of cuts to the School Aid Fund, elimination of the State Earned Income Tax Credit and the appointment of Emergency Financial Managers.
In his first term as State Representative, Switalski fought for our residents by sponsoring plans to:
Create the Center for Microenterprise Development to help more Michigan residents across the state get access to the tools they need to start their own business.
Ensure that taxpayers’ dollars are used wisely to create jobs and increase transparency and accountability in the awarding of state economic development incentives. The plan includes mandatory criminal background checks on those applying for incentives in order to prevent the abuse of state tax credits.
Make sure that Michigan workers get first crack at the jobs that their tax dollars help to create.
Before being elected to the House, Switalski served two terms as a Macomb County Commissioner. He also previously worked as an aide to former U.S. Congressman David Bonior and was an advocate for health workers for the Service Employees International Union.
Switalski is a graduate of St. Clement Catholic High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science from Grand Valley State University.