When he was just a boy, Eric Schertzing’s father passed away and his mother fell ill, leaving Eric and his brothers to run the family farm near Stockbridge. Eric quickly learned what it meant to work hard, to balance a budget, and to use common sense – values that are sorely missing in Washington today.

Today, as Ingham County’s Treasurer, Eric has earned a reputation as a fiscal watchdog – strengthening the County’s credit rating. An innovator, Eric established the Ingham County Land Bank to help struggling neighborhoods through investment and redevelopment, and helped struggling families avoid home foreclosure.

Now Eric is fighting to make sure Congress finally gets things done for middle class families.

Eric will stand up to the politicians who care more about the special interests, because it’s time for Michiganders to have someone on their side. He’ll fight for new manufacturing jobs, for equal pay for equal work, and for more affordable college options for middle class families.

Eric lives in East Lansing with his wife Nancy and their three teenage children. He’s running for Congress because Washington desperately needs innovative, common-sense leaders to get us out of the current state of dysfunction.