March 30, 2015
Contact: Wes Nakagiri, RetakeOurGov

For Release on April 1, 2015

Governor Snyder recognized as Michigan's Biggest Joker

Hartland, MI - RetakeOurGov announces it has awarded Governor Snyder its inaugural April Fool’s Day Joker Award. The Governor is being recognized as Michigan's Biggest Joker for telling Michigan citizens how much he cares about road safety as he pardons a political ally convicted of drunk driving. The beneficiary of this pardon was Alan Gocha Jr., a wealthy Oakland County lawyer with connections to a venture capital firm supplying millions of dollars to help Snyder’s re-election effort.

“That he pardoned a drunk driver makes it clear that our Governor is only joking when he says his $2 billion tax increase is all about making Michigan roads safer,” said Wes Nakagiri of Hartland-based RetakeOurGov. “According to statistics published by the Michigan State Police, in 2013 there were 9828 alcohol-involved crashes, with 257 of these involving fatalities. The Governor’s concern for safe roads ought to extend beyond his campaign to raise taxes on Michigan families."

More information available at http://retakeourgov.com/index.php/my-item/gas-tax/71-snyder-michigan-s-biggest-joker.html

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