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PRO America

PRO Constitution

PRO Limited Government

PRO Free Market 

PRO Election Integrity 

PRO Small Business

PRO Law Enforcement 

PRO Judeo-Christian Values

I will work to promote communication and collaboration with community stakeholders to remove barriers preventing sustainable business models and encourage an entrepreneurial philosophy to better protect our local economy from economic uncertainty. 

-Ben Genser

FISCAL CONSERVATIVE

Ben rejects the need for deficit spending and promotes the lowering of taxes. As Ottawa county continues to grow, prudent management of government finances will be necessary to support a balanced budget and preserve the county’s AAA bond rating.  As the custodian of all county funds, it is imperative the treasurer take a strategic and tactical approach to managing the county’s balance sheet to fortify financial resilience and expand economic opportunity.

DEFEND INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES

Those who are elected to serve have an absolute responsibility to uphold the constitution which sets forth the fundamental principles of American government: That God bestows certain absolute rights on every individual and that government exists first and foremost to protect those incontrovertible rights. Government does not exist to challenge those rights.  Ben affirms the Constitution's fundamental principles of limited government, separation of powers, individual liberty, and the rule of law.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT

As Ottawa County continues to grow, Ben believes government spending, debt management, and tax policy should be administered through a conservative lens. Applying the principles of capitalism, limited government, and free market economics will help to defend individual liberties, protect property rights, and safeguard the American dream.

INTEGRITY & TRANSPARENCY

It is essential proven leaders who value honesty, integrity, and transparency above all else are elected to office.  Ben prides himself as a highly ethical financial professional with a strong moral compass dedicated to the financial success of those he represents.  As Treasurer, Ben will dedicate himself to promoting a culture that exemplifies these core values and will work to achieve financial security with full transparency and accountability to the residents of Ottawa County. 

FREE MARKET ECONOMY

A free market is defined by the absence of government control. Economies that have relatively free markets tend to value private property, capitalism, and individual liberties. Ben is committed to free market economics, and as a proven financial manager, understands the growing needs of our small business, manufacturing, and farming communities. To maintain our competitive advantage, we must continue to attract new business investment and promote tax policy that incentivizes the right type of economic development through limited government and deregulation. 

PROTECT PROPERTY RIGHTS

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to private property and states that a person may not be deprived of property by the government without “due process of law”. In a free capitalistic society, the primary role of government is to protect the God-given, incontrovertible rights of its citizens. For many, their family home will be the largest investment made throughout their lifetime. I pledge to protect property rights and will work diligently to reduce foreclosure rates by enhancing and improving access to financial literacy tools and programs across Ottawa County.

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