Betsy Devos Continues To Play An Active Role In Improving The Society’s Welfare

Elisabeth “Betsy” Prince was in born in 1958. She is an American politician, businesswoman, and a philanthropist. She is an alumnus of Holland Christina High School. Later, she attended Calvin College where she obtained a degree in Political Science and Business Administration. While in college, she was actively involved in campus politics. DeVos grew up being a member of the North America Reformed Christian Church. Richard Mouw, a former president of Fuller Seminary, has described DeVos as having been influenced by Abraham Kuyper, who was the founder of political ideology in Christian Democracy.

Involvement in politics

Betsy DeVos has actively participated in Michigan Republican Party since 1982, and has served as a precinct delegate. Between 1992 and 1997, she represented Michigan as a Republican National Committee person, while also assuming the position of a Chairperson of the party from 1996 to 2000. Bill Ballenger, a former senator, has described her as an honest believer in fundamental Republican issues, and that no one can doubt her stand. In 2000, she resigned from her position and claimed that she had indeed fought for the grassroots and never at any time had she accepted to be used as a rubber stamp. She ran again for the party’s chairman position in 2003, and was elected without opposition.

DeVos’ family has been active in politics for decades, particularly in donating to political committees and candidates. She declared that her family’s involvement in political funding is not because of personal gains, but the expectation for results; a government that is good and honest, and able to serve the American people diligently.

Career in business and philanthropic work

DeVos and her husband, founded the Windquest Group in 1989. The firm, which DeVos Chairs, invests in manufacturing, technology, and clean energy. She is also a chief investor and a member of the board of Neurocore, a collection of centers dealing in brain performance offering biofeedback therapies for disorders such as autism, attention deficit disorder, depression, and anxiety. Her husband was also a former chairman of Amway and President of Orlando Magic NBA. Betsy pursues reforms in various nonprofit positions. She is the chairman of Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, and her interests in charity are far reaching. She takes active membership in various local and national boards, including Kids Hope USA, DeVos Institute for Arts Management, Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Mars Hill Bible Church.

In the education realm, one of DeVos early experiences in philanthropy was at the Potter’s House Christian School. During an interview with Philanthropy Table, she claimed that she understood the sacrifice the parents were going through in trying to pay the tuition fee for their kids. DeVos claims that she started giving support to individual students in the school, and before long it had grown into a larger commitment.

Agricultural Businessman Jose Manuel Gonzalez Is Newest Candidate for Governor

Jose Manuel Gonzalez is a lifelong businessman, comfortable in areas of agriculture and business growth, but now he is also the newest candidate for governor in Guarico Venezuela. Frustrated with local and national politics,Jose Manuel Gonzalez thinks he can make a difference and help his state realize its potential. The years spent dealing and negotiating amid businesses around the state and globe have set Gonzalez up with the experience needed to perform the duties necessary of the next governor.

What Guarico needs is a representative that is aware and mindful of the issues faced by families and businesses living and working within the region. Gonzalez believes he is this person, mainly because he has been performing tasks relevant to the area for decades. As an agricultural leader, many of the decisions he makes have a direct impact on the region, and likewise, decisions that are made on a statewide level effect the success of his businesses. Knowing firsthand what people within the state need to flourish is vital in a publicly elected official.

Gonzalez is able to point towards several years worth of serving the public, at all levels and in all areas of service. His track record of assisting local residents and standing up for and with other businesses in years long. Furthermore, Gonzalez has always been active in local politics and a vocal critic of policies and politicians that were not acting in the best interest of the people they were representing. In doing so, Gonzalez has always provided ideas for improvement and growth that might be better strategies suited to the specific needs of Guarico. This understanding of his home state and what it needs to contribute to a better Venezuela are vital to an individual looking to lead at this level of government. As the newest candidate for governor, Gonzalez’s business background will definitely serve him well.