At an early age, Jeff knew that he wanted to serve his community. His drive to help people is what led him to become a firefighter/paramedic at age 19 and is also what led him to run for Richmond City Council. After his election to City Council in 1999, Jeff worked with his colleagues to continually find ways to do more with less and reduce the tax burden on Richmond’s taxpayers. Since 1999, local taxes were reduced 27.6% from 23 mils to 16.65 mils, making Richmond’s tax rate nearly the lowest of all the service-providing cities in Macomb County. During the economic downturn, Jeff and his colleagues on the Richmond City Council succeeded in keeping taxes low while maintaining the high level of services and quality of life that Richmond residents desired.
In 2016, Jeff resigned from the Richmond City Council after being elected State Representative for the 33rd District. Since taking office in January 2017, Jeff has brought the same passion for fiscal responsibility and responsiveness to the needs of his constituents to his job as State Representative. To learn more about Jeff’s legislative accomplishments, click here.