As the Aug. 2 primary election draws near, the residents in Huron Township would like to hear more about each candidate that is running for office or reelection.
Readers can access previously published candidate letters HERE.
My name is Candace Myshock; I am a Democrat running for a trustee position on the Huron Township Board of Trustees. I have resided in Huron Township since 2008. My husband Michael and I have been married for 16-years and are parents to three children; Melodie, 23, Noelle, 14 and Noah, 10-years-old. Currently I am Product Program Systems Associate with Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Council. I graduated, Cum Laude, from Henry Ford College in 1997 with an Associate Degree in Arts as well as continuing education toward an additional degree in Environmental Science from 2012-2014.
I am a life-long Democrat and currently a member of the Brownstown Democratic Club. I am a board member of the Huron Township Historical Society as well as a member of the Historical Commission. I have been involved with the City of Belleville/Van Buren Township Goodfellows ‘No Child Without a Christmas’ program since 1999; and I am the founder and chair for the S.H.A.R.E. Project in Huron Township, a program to provide food to children on non-school days. I volunteer with Brown Elementary PTO and support the academic and extra-curricular interests of my children in any way possible. I have received several service awards, including the GSUSA Honor Pin (2006), the GSUSA Thanks Badge (2008) an Excellence Award from the Van Buren School District (2009-2010). I am a former Girl Scout leader, trainer and service unit manager. I served on the Haggerty Elementary PTO Board from the years 2000-2004 and 2006-2011. I was on the board of the Student Environmental Association from 2012-2014 and an editorial writer for the Henry Ford Hawk Newspaper from 2013-2014.
As taxpayers in our community, we are entitled to the quality of life as stated on our township website; “a tranquil and safe environment to raise a family or locate a business.” I believe that our Public Safety Departments should have the equipment and man-power necessary to keep our residents safe; and that barriers, such as stopped trains, do not hinder their performance as first responders to emergencies. Our downtown area is in great need of repair and development to allow for local businesses to thrive as they once did. Our families should have opportunities, within our township, to participate in activities that strengthen our cultural and historical heritage. I possess the knowledge of current issues affecting our township as well as the vision of future solutions. I will establish a rapport with our residents, listen attentively and ensure that their needs are brought to the attention of the board. I am willing to work with individuals, departments and committees to achieve common goals.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my goals for the future of Huron Township.