I’m running to represent Michigan’s 99th District because we need someone who will work hard to secure the resources we all need to thrive.
I’m currently serving as mayor of Mt. Pleasant. I ran for city commission because I wanted to help strengthen our communities. As mayor, I’ve continued to work hard for our region, but I’ve realized that our district needs a champion in Lansing. I’m running for state representative because I know what our district needs, and I want to ensure that we get the resources we deserve.
She’s a proven leader and an advocate for our communities. Allison is passionate about the future of the 99th District. During her time in local office, she has demonstrated her commitment to supporting economic development in alignment with community goals.
She’s a mom who knows the district. A second-generation resident of Isabella County, Allison is raising a third generation in the community she loves. As a mom, she understands that families need support from their elected officials. At the end of the day, we all want to be able to provide for the people we love—children, parents, partners, and other family members.
She’s a small-business owner. She knows that running a small business means hard work and long hours. Managing her family’s business—Motorless Motion in downtown Mt. Pleasant—has given her the opportunity to collaborate with other downtown businesses to help strengthen the community.
History of Service
Allison has been in public office for seven years. In addition to serving as mayor since early 2018 and being a city commissioner since 2016, Allison has been a planning commissioner since 2011. She continues to work with Mt. Pleasant’s Downtown Development Board, and she is a former liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
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Quast-Lents celebrates campaign at kick-off party | by Ashley Schafer | CENTRAL MICHIGAN LIFE 04/20/18
With her infant daughter strapped to her chest, Mount Pleasant Mayor Allison Quast-Lents gave a speech at her campaign kick-off party for Michigan State House Representative for the 99th District, on April 19. Friends, family, fellow commissioners and other community members laughed and chanted along as she echoed the rhyming sentiment “which is why it makes sense to vote for Quast-Lents” several times throughout her speech.
Mayor Quast-Lents declares candidacy for State House Representative | by Ashley Schafer | CENTRAL MICHIGAN LIFE 04/08/18
Slightly overwhelmed but at peace with her decision, Mount Pleasant Mayor Allison Quast-Lents announced she is running for the State House of Representatives for Michigan’s 99th district. “We really need a champion in Lansing helping to make sure (Michigan residents are) getting the resources we need,” Quast-Lents said.
Mayor Quast-Lents to seek 99th House seat | by John Kennett | midland daily news 04/2/18
Mount Pleasant Mayor Allison Quast-Lents has filed to campaign for the 99th State House seat as a Democrat."As mayor, I've continued to work hard for our region, but I've realized that there's only so much we can do without a champion in Lansing," Quast-Lents said via email. "I'm running for state representative because I know what the 99th District needs and I want to make sure we get the resources we need."
Mt. Pleasant mayor to run for State House seat | By Lisa Yanick Litwiller | The Morning Sun 03/30/18
A passion for finding solutions to local issues has motivated Mt. Pleasant Mayor Allison Quast-Lents to throw her hat into the state political ring. Quast-Lents officially filed paper work this week to run for the State House of Representatives seat in Michigan’s 99th district, which encompasses all of Isabella County and ten townships in Midland County.
'Enough is enough': Hundreds gather to protest for Mount Pleasant's March For Our Lives event | By Emilly Davis | CENTRAL MICHIGAN LIFE 03/24/18
Mount Pleasant Mayor Allison Quast-Lents, who had her newborn daughter strapped to her chest, also stood up with a megaphone to tell the crowd “enough is enough.”“We’re here because the youth of today decided they are done waiting for change,” she said. “We’re present today because we know we are stronger together. We’re marching because enough is enough.”