Meet the candidates column The Huron Hub Posted Sept. 25, 2020
Editor’s note: As the 2020 election draws near, the residents in Huron Township would like to hear more about each candidate that is running for office or reelection.
Recently, every person running on the Huron Township ballot was invited to use The Huron Hub as a platform to get their voice heard. All letters in this column are submitted by the candidates themselves and are not edited by Huron Hub staff. Letters are posted in the order they are received, and candidates have until Oct. 12 to submit their letters. Letters will not be accepted after Oct. 12.
Readers can access all candidate letters on a special section of HuronHub.com HERE.
The following letter was submitted by Jennifer Johnson:
Hello, my name is Jennifer Johnson and I am running for the Huron School Board. I am excited for this opportunity and wanted to take a quick moment to share some of my background and qualifications.
I grew up in New Boston, and am a proud Huron Alum. My husband and I specifically choose to raise our family in New Boston, knowing our children would receive an excellent education and we would get to be a part of such a special community that means so much to us. We have three children that attend Huron Schools. My son is at Miller Elementary and my twin daughters attend Renton Middle School. I am grateful that my children are attending the schools that I grew up at, and know they are getting a quality education from caring staff.
I was a Branch Manager for a local bank, and ultimately decided to return to school to further my education. I received my Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, as well as a Teaching degree. I currently substitute teach in Huron School District, and have for the past four years. I love the opportunity to work in our district, and enjoy my days in the classroom interacting directly with our students.
Currently I serve on the Romulus Library Board as the Huron Township Representative. In this role, I work directly with other Board Members in representing the best interests of our township. I enjoy this position and helping make decisions that will benefit our residents.
My family and I are also active members of Willow United Methodist Church in New Boston. I grew up attending this church and am glad to be raising my family there. I have been serving as the President of the Willow Women’s Group for seven years. We are a very active group in the Township with the purpose of community outreach and giving back. Some projects we have worked on include food pantry distributions, clothing drives, and free community dinners for those in need.
Another role I have is serving as the Treasurer of my daughters Huron Girl Scout Troop. Our troop works to teach the girls life skills and to perform community outreach. Some activities we have completed include creating donation bags for the homeless, and writing letters to our military. We are excited to start our next project, which includes planning, building, and stocking a Free Little Library for Huron Township.
I’m excited for the opportunity to join the school board and make a positive impact for ALL of our kids and our school district. Based on my qualifications, I know that I would make an excellent fit for the board and I appreciate your consideration and support! Thank you.