Meet Amanda Siggins
State House of Representatives candidate for Michigan - District 101
Amanda lives in Cadillac with her husband and their three children. As a small business owner she understands the importance of helping the business industry. Dedication to the district and growing commerce is a priority of her campaign.
Family, Community, and Education are important to her and she will work hard to bring necessary support to those who need it the most.
She is a self-taught entrepreneur and educated at Ferris State University, Baker College, and Northwestern Michigan College.
Why should you vote for me in November?
I was raised by tradesmen and women. Blue collar workers. Long haul and gravel truckers, John Deere and car mechanics, construction workers, seamstress, masons, and more. I'm not a stranger to hard work. In fact, my work ethic is something I'm very proud of. I learned it from my mom and dad, who are incredibly hard working.
I'm a product of my family's legacies as hard-working farmers and builders. I grew up on farms, livestock auctions, mud bogs, construction sites, gun ranges, and in kitchens with my grandmas, too.
My grandpa was a lifelong Teamster member and taught me that you never cross a picket line unless you're going to join them. I have supported Unions like the MEA, UAW, Teamsters, AFL-CIO, and others all my life. Workers need to be protected.
I grew up in the country and small towns, On the road for long haul trucking with my Dad seeing the U.S. while delivering loads to other states. On one trip I saw the remains of what only one week before had been the Oklahoma City Building. Only when I saw it there was but a heap of rubble and people pulling sad things from it. This memory shaped my heart.
I went on a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico, with my church. Some of my friends and I fed the children of Mexico in the streets with the money we brought to buy souvenirs. I didn't leave with any Keychain that had my name printed on it, but this memory grew my love of those in need.
I grew up without money. I wasn't raised to be a politician, but I was raised to serve my community. I'm a Michigander, like you are. I was raised that I was worth the work I was willing to put into whatever it was that mattered to me. Michigan matters to me.
My family, memories, and experiences are the whole of who I am. I am excited to get the chance to use everything I've learned along the way to represent you!
I'm a Michigan woman all the way. I'm not afraid of the hard work it will take to support the people in my district and my state.
(And, no, I don't write or talk like a politician. I'm running to be a representative, not a politician. Real people need real representation.)
What are we fighting for?
Reproductive Rights for All. We deserve to make decisions about our own bodies.
Starting, Growing, and Maintaining Small Businesses in our district. I would love to see commerce grow in our rural areas. I want to help people get back to work with new skills and affordable childcare resources.
Equal protections for BIPOC and LGBTQIA citizens.
Increasing Funding for Community Programs that provide education, protection, healthcare, cleanup, and outreach of youth. I want to see more resources for families and mental health care.
Reliable and Affordable Broadband access, there are many dead zones in my district where people still can't get phone or internet service.