50th House District Charles Smiley
Type of Recommendation : Continuing
Cell phone: 810 730-9569
Web site: Charlessmiley4staterep.com
“As a graduate of Burton Bendle Public Schools, I believe public education provides our chilfren the best educational opportunites in preparing them for highly skilled jobs.”
“Our residents have said loud and clear that they do not want the budget balanced on the backs of our children. It is deplorable that the Governor and legislative Republicans refused to listen to the people, choosing to divert state funding meant for classrooms to giant corporations instead. We are seeing the devastating effects of these drastic, unnecessary cuts now as our schools are forced to lay off teachers, increase class sizes and eliminate vital services. There is no avoiding the fact that the Governor’s cuts will severely affect the quality of our children’s education.”
State Representative Charles Smiley is serving his first term representing the 50th House District. Smiley served as mayor of Burton for 19 years and as a member of the Burton City Council for four years. Smiley also previously worked for 18 years at the General Motors Truck and Bus Assembly Plant in Flint and spent four years as a lieutenant with the Burton Fire Department. He and his wife, Pam, have two children, Angie and Jeff, and eight grandchildren.