Mark Ambrose is one of two candidates running in the Republican primary for the newly redrawn 11th Congressional District, which encompasses Oakland county.
Ambrose lives in Bloomfield Township. He has worked as a chartered financial analyst for 24 years and served time in the army as a tank officer. He says he was inspired to run for office after seeing “overreach … in multiple levels in government, whether it was on the local level or national level, where it didn’t seem that the legislature is really taking its typical role.
“And there were a lot of mandates coming down from the executive branch or from health departments, that sort of thing that I thought was not a proper use, and proper division of the powers of government. And that was one of the things that inspired me to join the race,” Ambrose says.
Ambrose says inflation, border relations, and fighting and winning wars are some of his top priorities.
“Let’s have peace, but through strength,” he says.
As the father of a son with autism, Ambrose also hopes to raise awareness.
“I see the struggles that families go through with a special needs child. That is something I want to make sure that we dedicate resources, one to finding the causes and a cure of autism, but then also make sure that we have the resources available on a national level for families.”
Ambrose says he hopes to see more transparency in government.
“I think citizens have the right to hold our elected officials and all the people in the executive branch accountable. And that’s just not happening right now. And that’s one of the frustrations that I’ve had.”
Listen: 11th Congressional District GOP candidate Mark Ambrose lays out his top priorities.