People First, Not Politics! That's the slogan of the Hines for Governor campaign. "I'm the only outsider who has a real plan to move Michigan forward by getting our roads fixed, our auto insurance lowered and our kids reading by the third grade," Dr. Hines told News 10.
Dr. Jim Hines is not a politician and has never ran for office. He is a medical doctor, who has delivered thousands of babies over 38 years. He's also ran two mission hospitals and Urgent Care facilities in the Central African Republic. He co-owns a medical practice with 45 employees and is a former small business owner. He is also a former chief of Covenant HealthCare and the former national president of the Christian Medical and Dental Association.
Hines is a family man; he and his wife have been married for 43 years with seven sons and 16 grandchildren. He is an airplane pilot, a CPL holder, a life-long hunter, and long-time Harley owner and rider, and he has a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
He has many focuses for the campaign; a few of them are Michigan jobs and keeping taxes under control, child abuse, education and literacy, integrity and governing in line with the original intent of the founding fathers, and a goal of affordable, accessible, and high-quality healthcare for everyone who wants it.
On improving Michigan's job climate he says, "We cannot allow this state to go back to the days of higher taxes, burdensome regulation, and handing out tax breaks to favored industries. Too many politicians want to raise taxes, hindering Michigan recovery."
He wants Michiganders to put children first and provide every child in the state a good education. He says it's the most important thing that can be done for the future of Michigan. He loves Michigan's fresh water and thinks that we need to do more to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species, sewer overflows, run-off and the possibility of oil spills.
And as for infrastructure, he wants to fix the roads too. "Partisan fighting in Lansing continues to delay any action on fixing our roads," he says. "That same bickering has delayed any real improvements for several years. We need to fix the roads and bridges now and find a solution to our aging water and sewer systems."