Martin Howrylak is making a lot of promises this campaign season. He's discovered that massive trucks lacking adequate brakes are a dangerous thing. He's miraculously learned that the pension tax is unpopular!
So Martin is finally promising to do something! But here's the problem: Martin Howrylak is never never going to be able to deliver on his campaign promises.
How can I be so bold in this prediction? Easy. Because Martin Howrylak is so unpopular with his fellow Republicans that they've stripped him of his voice and exiled him.
Let's look at the evidence.
First, over the last two years, Martin has been sending out “Legislative updates.” (On your dime, by the way.) These thinly disguised campaign mailers are designed to make you believe Martin Howrylak is earning his $71,000 a year salary.
But let's take a closer look at an “update” Martin sent out earlier this year.
See how he's listed all his committee assignments? That's quite an impressive list. You should ask if any of them are still true. Let's look.
Is Martin Howrylak on the House Appropriations committee? Here's the list of the current members of this committee. Is he on it? Nope.
Is Martin Howrylak on the Fiscal Oversight committee, as he listed on his update? Here's the current members of that committee. Does the name Martin Howrylak appear on that list? Again, nope.
Is Martin Howrylak on the Education, the Judiciary, or the School Aid Committees? Nope, nope, and nope.
Yep, Martin Howyrlak has so alienated his own party that they've stripped him from every committee and made him as useful as a potted plant.
And it gets worse. Martin Howrylak is such a pariah in his own party that, according Chad Livengood, Capitol reporter from the Detroit News, Martin's own party leadership attempted to remove him as a delegate to the state convention so he could have no say in party politics.
So it shouldn't be surprising that Martin Howrylak's Tea Party friends are in a full-on panic. According to Dennis Marburger, President of the Birmingham/Bloomfield Republican Club, Howyrlak “is not getting the support from the MIGOP that he should be getting.” Now, Tea Party members from outside of Troy are being asked to canvass Troy to save Martin's job.
This, of course, is a disaster for our city! Through Martin Howrylak's sheer incompetence, Troy no longer has a voice in Lansing. How can Troy be ensured of its fair amount of revenue sharing if our representative is ignored? Will Troy now be forced to continue using it's general fund for repairs because Martin Howrylak is as popular as Kerry Bentivolio? How can Martin Howrylak promise to protect our schools if he's as toxic as black mold?
It should be clear that Martin Howylak is a failure. The Republicans in Lansing recognize this fact.You should too.