ABOUT & ISSUES
* Born and raised in Greenville, Michigan.
* U of M Regent Scholar
* Graduated from Inteflex, the U of M 6-year integrated pre-medical/medical program with his Bachelors degree (With Distinction) in 1978, and his medical degree in 1981.
Dr. Steele and his wife, Phyllis Boniface MD, a psychiatrist, have four children, including a son and a daughter who have graduated from college. They have one daughter in college and one attending public school in Ann Arbor.
In 2010, Steele was the GOP nominee against John Dingell. He held Dingell to his lowest percentage of vote in his 55-year career in Congress. In the Congressional race Steele had the top NRA rating, and the RTL endorsement.
Dr. Steele continues in the full-time practice of cardiology.
In-state Money = In-state Students
Everywhere I travel, I hear concerns about top students not gaining admission to the University of Michigan who subsequently leave the state to pursue their degrees. The University of Michigan must do more to retain the best and brightest of our future innovators graduating from Michigan high schools.
That is why I support the following:
• Guaranteed acceptance for Michigan’s top performing high school graduates at U of M
• Use endowment to increase merit based tuition assistance for in-state students
• Encourage internships, research projects, and international studies with Michigan based companies
• Develop a tuition refund program from the endowment for students graduating with hard science degrees who stay and work in Michigan
• Limit enrollment of out of state and foreign students until all qualified Michigan high school graduates are accommodated