2018 Christopher Comden
PO Box 335
Vestaburg, MI 48891
Christopher Comden has been married to his wonderful wife, Jessie, for 23 years and has five children who are also wonderful. He was born and raised in Sturgis, MI. Jessie is the CTE Coordinator for GI-TEC Alma High School campus. Two children have graduated from college and the other three are a high school Junior, Freshman, and a 7th grader.
Christopher graduated from Aquinas College with a Bachelor of Arts and went on to receive a Master of Theological Studies from Ave Maria Univerity's Institute for Pastoral Theology. He worked for seventeen years in mostly administrative positions at non-profit organizations related to the Catholic Church and then began serving in a different capacity as Rural Carrier Associate (a.k.a. subsitute mail carrier) for the United States Postal Service. Unfortunately, the Hatch Act of 1939 qualifies a mail carrier as a federal employee who cannot run for office. Christopher left the Post Office job, which he enjoyed, in order to campaign to become the next State Senator for District 33. He is currently working at a manufacturing facility in Alma and resides in Vestaburg.
Christopher has always been motivated to serve others and running for political office has often come to his mind. When the Michigan legislature voted to raise the gas tax even after the people had overwhelmingly voted to NOT have an increase in the gas tax he knew for certain that his beloved home state was no longer looking out for and listening to its own citizens. Electing Christopher Comden to become State Senator is the best way to begin bringing our Michigan back into the ownership of the people.
The reason I am running for State Senator is because I believe that both the Republican and Democrat parties are failing at listening to their constituents and instead are following the leadership of their parties. They are too focused on keeping or gaining power for their party and not focused enough on going back to the voters that elected them to hear what they think about the issues. In today's world with modern technology and social media it is not hard for legislators to hear what voters have to say if they are willing to listen.
I am not a person that will go around giving speeches telling you how you should feel about a subject. I want to go out and hear your opinion, not shape it. I believe we need to be thinking outside the box of what has become the traditional politician's thinking - maintaining the status quo. I want to hear from you, use the contact page to let your voice be heard. It doesn't matter if you're a Republican, a Democrat, one of the minor parties or an Independent, I want your voice to be heard. Your State Senator shouldn't just represent members of a certain party, but every person (not just registered voters). That is how a representative government should work.