ABOUT ME

I'm Devin and I want to work for YOU.

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WHAT I BELIEVE

I am a fourth generation Michigan resident. In my 57 years, my beautiful wife, Betty, and I have raised two thriving college graduates. I love my family, my county, my state and my country, and the freedom and diversity that comes along with it! When things threaten that freedom, I get worried. I want to help put trust back into our American electoral process and our American Democratic System. We need to rejoin our allies for freedom around the globe. We also need to embrace our “melting pot” of cultures by celebrating and calibrating, not melting them down into our own limited vision. All hope begins with us working together within our communities.That's why I'm not afraid to reach across the isle. I know it strengthens us and everyone benefits. It's the very reason I am a candidate and why I'd love your support on November 3!

TOP AGENDA ITEMS

  1. Election Reform:

    1. Actively advocate for ending the electoral college system

    2. Procedural uniformity and training for city clerks and poll workers

    3. Immediate Post-election follow-up on accountability by County Clerk officials

    4. Community election education outreach initiative

  2. Access to Online County Services

    1. Create a bilingual platform

    2. Online payment system

  3. Criminal Justice Reform:

    1. Work with State Attorney General’s and Kent County officials to review non-violent offender’s record review

    2. Advocate for the elimination of privately owned prisons in Kent County

  4. Diversity in appointments at county offices, top down!

MY EXPERIENCE

Career

15-years - Management (Maintenance, Facilities, Operations, Engineering, Business)

13-years - Present- Business owner ROI Electric–Electrical Contractors

2-years - IBEW Organizer

5-years - IBEW Member

6-years - Business Owner, Component Controls–Automation Integrator

United States Navy (USN) Aviation Electrician School

 

Education

Aquinas College Alumni, Business & Theology

USN FA/18 Plane Captain School

USN Aircrew Candidate School

USN P3-ORION Flight Engineer School

 

Personal and Civic Bio

18-year - Member Knights of Columbus–Treasurer 2 years

5-years - Sponsor for Catholic Marriage Preparation class “Couple Sponsor Program”

10-years - Facilitator/Instructor Rite to Catholic Initiation Adults/ Children (RCIA/C)

3-years - School Board–Saint John Vianney Elementary

3-years - Pastoral Counsel–Saint John Vianney Church

9-years - High School Fencing Head Coach–West Catholic & Catholic Central

MISSION STATEMENT

Honesty Is Refreshing

Create transparent and trustworthy election practices, thorough record processing and reliable, up-to-date, easier collection and business registration and services saving city and taxpayers, time and money. 

 

We deserve a County Clerk that provides accurate, fast and friendly service from a diverse staff that reflects the community it serves. Every citizen deserves to feel their ballot is safe if they mail it in, drop it off, or vote at the ballot box. And, every citizen, member of the court and business has a right to a Recorder of Deeds who empathizes with the community and understands the importance of organization effectiveness, efficiency and confidentiality.

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Devin Ortega-Furgeson

- FOR KENT COUNTY CLERK -

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