“When the State of Michigan approached the tenth year levying what was initially termed a ‘temporary income tax hike,’ and the Legislature was unable to repeal even part of it, I had had enough watching from the sidelines and immediately filed my papers.”
Such was the impetus for Malissa Bossardet (Bose-ar-DAY) to declare her candidacy for the 40th District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. Feeling the frustration of so many Michigan citizens, she is determined to make a difference, vying for the seat of Rep. Mike McCready, who is ineligible to run due to term limits. Bossardet cites economy, education and infrastructure as her top legislative priorities.
“People in our community work hard for their money, and I will protect their interests to ensure they are taxed fairly, and that every tax dollar spent is essential to our communities,” Bossardet continued
A lifelong, passionate resident of Michigan, Bossardet was raised in Rochester, and lived in Fenton for a period before settling in Bloomfield Twp. There she raised her three teenage children. “As a mom, I understand that each child is unique and when it comes to education, there is no one-size- fits- all approach. A big reason I moved back to this area was the Birmingham school district, whose staff has been fantastic in making sure my son’s unique educational needs are met. Spending time in another county, I learned how fortunate we are to have so many educational resources here, such as the Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC).
Long active in the Republican Party, Bossardet has worked with Lt. Governor Brian Calley on special education reform, lobbying for the passage of House Bills 5409-5417 on Student Seclusion and Restraint. She also works on educational policy with Michigan State School Superintendent Brian Whiston, and in 2011 fought for legislation requiring health insurance to cover autism.
“Education has long been one of my hot button issues, and I will work fiercely to ensure all Michigan children receive a quality education,” explained Bossardet.
Bossardet also brings valuable business experience to her candidacy. She holds a B.A. from Indiana University, and has spent most of her career in veterinary and medical sales.
“I’ve seen first hand how red tape and government barriers can hamper administration of good health care,” said Bossardet. “I‘m just a caring, hardworking woman ready to roll up my sleeves and work tirelessly for the people of the 40th District.