Trustee Stephanie Fakih Calls for Investments To Protect Michigan’s Roads, Lakes

Fakih said that Michigan needs to prioritize innovative, cost-effective infrastructure investments.

Trustee Stephanie Fakih Calls for Investments To Protect Michigan’s Roads, Lakes

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Bloomfield Township Trustee Stephanie Fakih is calling for investments to protect Michigan’s roads and the Great Lakes.

Fakih, who is running for Michigan State House, said that Michigan should prioritize innovative, cost-effective investments in its roads. She cited an initiative in Holland, Michigan, as an example of the type of solution that should be adopted throughout the state: “We should study what the city of Holland has done, right here in our state, with snow-free roads. By heating the roads in their Downtown, Holland saves expensive winter salt and plowing costs in addition to lower costs of road maintenance.”

Additionally, Fakih said that Michigan needs to do more to conserve the Great Lakes and inland lakes, noting that they are both a source of freshwater and an economic driver for the state. She called for laws to keep pollutants and invasive species out of the lakes, as well as upgrades to the infrastructure that provides drinking water for Michiganders. Said Fakih: “It does Michiganders no good to live in the Great Lakes State if the infrastructure needed to access that water is crumbling or contaminated.”

Fakih’s infrastructure priorities reflect those of other Michigan leaders, such as Governor Gretchen Whitmer, whose Building Michigan Together law invested nearly $5 billion in efforts to fix Michigan’s roads and ensure access to clean drinking water.

Fakih, who is running for Michigan State House, is a lawyer who received her BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her JD from Fordham University School of Law in New York City. She says she uses her professional experience to help educate young people by serving as a mentor to Michigan students interested in legal and government careers and by volunteering as a judge in high school and law school mock trial competitions.