Candidate Rob Davidson holds meet and greet in Fremont
Story and photo by Michelle Petz
On August 23, seventy people gathered at the RWDSU Local 530 Hall in Fremont to meet Dr. Rob Davidson, who has announced his candidacy for Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District. Davidson intends to run against current Representative Bill Huizenga (R) in the 2018 election.
Davidson, an emergency room physician, shared with the crowd that he was motivated to run for office after attending one of Huizenga’s town hall events.
Huizenga’s position has been to overturn the Affordable Care Act, while Davidson advocates for a “Medicare for All” single-payer system. “Health care is a basic right,” said Davidson. “It shouldn’t be designed to provide huge profits for insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device manufacturers, while families are faced with financial ruin because of massive medical bills and rising insurance premiums.”
Davidson answered questions from the attendees on a broad range of topics, including student loan debts, public education, low wages and poverty, and environmental protections.
In responding to a question about President Trump’s recent controversies, Davidson said, “Of course I have opinions about him, but I'm not running against him. Some people voted for Trump who have been left behind, and they are still looking for someone to hear them and help them. I think we all want a President and Congress that reflect our values.
"That’s not what we are seeing now.”