Tonight, Dr. Dan touted his work strengthening the economy, reforming the broken health care system, and ensuring our veterans and seniors receive the care they need and deserve. Dr. Dan participated in the League of Women Voters candidate forum in Traverse City, where he answered questions from the audience and laid out his plans for the future.
"As a doctor, I treated patients and veterans for 30 years in Northern Michigan. Working to help people and finding solutions to their medical problems. Having the opportunity to represent Northern Michigan families in Congress is a privilege and I have been able to travel all around our great district meeting and learning about the issues that impact families, seniors, employers, and employees. I will continue to focus on strengthening the economy, increasing job creation and job training, developing an affordable patient-centered health care system, and meeting our commitment to our veterans," said Dr. Dan, a general surgeon and lifelong resident of Northern Michigan.
During the forum, Dr. Dan highlighted his work for the people of Northern Michigan since being elected in 2010, and the real change he has brought to Washington. He has fought for veterans and played a major role in passing a new law to reform the VA to get veterans the care they have earned. Earlier this year his legislation to preserve Sleeping Bear Dunes, which accounts for $120 million in economic impact and 2000 jobs, was enacted into law. In addition, as Michigan's only member on the House Agriculture Committee he worked with farmers and the agriculture community to pass the Farm Bill.
"I'm a doctor, and in the operating room we had to work together and find solutions, not just argue -- our patient's life counted on it. Instead of more government we need to concentrate on initiatives that will cut the red tape, empower families and help future generations," added Dr. Dan.