Meet the candidates: David Patterson running for trustee in Huron Township

Editor’s note: As the election draws near, the residents in Huron Township would like to hear more about each candidate that is running for office or reelection.

Back in April, I invited every person running in Huron the chance to use the Huron Hub as a platform to get their voice heard. All letters were written personally by the candidates themselves, and were left unedited.

Readers can access previously published candidate letters HERE. Make sure to scroll down to view all submissions.

James Patterson

David Patterson

Hello, my name is David Patterson, and I have lived in Huron Township for 45 years; having been born and raised in Wayne County. I graduated from Madonna University with a Bachelor of Science degree. I also earned credits towards Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University. I am a United States Air Force veteran from the Vietnam era, with an honorable discharge as an E-5 Staff Sergeant. My career in law enforcement began in 1971 with the Huron Township Police Department. I graduated from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Academy, ranking Fourth out of 29 students. During my career in the Township, I was instrumental in forming Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) programs in the Huron School District. I served as an interview panelist for Wayne County Sheriff deputies and Van Buren Township police officers positions. I coordinated security detail for the Presidential train caravan through Huron Township; worked on Cop’s Universal Hiring Program scheduling; conducted background investigations of new employees, and maintained the 911 emergency system. I retired as a Lieutenant in 2001.

As a Huron Township Trustee, I will focus on conscientious economics and sustainable community development throughout the Township. My platform to make Huron Township more efficient and effective includes my being accessible, accountable, and a passionate advocate for Huron Township.

I support the Township’s right to clean water, access to recreation, and responsible economics for the Township. I am committed to providing innovative leadership for Huron Township residents. As a trustworthy member of a service-oriented government, I will strive to promote the strong pride we all have in our community through investment in cost-effective, economic development. Partnering with adjoining municipalities for greater access to state and federal resources is a must in today’s environment.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and please vote on November 8, 2016.

David Patterson



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