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Meet the candidates: State Rep. Darrin Camilleri running for reelection in House District 23

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Meet the candidates column  
The Huron Hub 
Posted Sept. 21, 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.

Readers can access all candidate letters on a special section of HuronHub.com HERE


The following was submitted by State Rep. Darrin Camilleri:

Dear Neighbor,

Hi, I’m Darrin Camilleri. I’m a lifelong Downriver resident, a former high school social studies teacher, and your State Representative running for re-election.

As an educator and the son and grandson of union autoworkers, I’ve always prioritized working families and our Downriver stories when making decisions in Lansing. That’s why my focus has been on supporting our public schools, protecting and expanding our health care, preserving our environment, holding corporations accountable, and fixing our train issues. I know that Michigan can be a place of promise and possibility for many seeking to build their lives here — and will only improve when we focus on these issues. But we need to do more to ensure that Downriver families can get a fair shot in today’s Michigan.

These past four years, I have listened to your stories and delivered for our community. In Lansing, I’ve stood up to corporations, special interests, and even my own party when I knew that legislation would hurt our community or working people. And I’ve reached across the aisle and across levels of government to get things done — including negotiating a $40 million deal to finally build an underpass on Allen Road in Woodhaven to stop the train from blocking access to the hospital. And now that we have this project as a template, I’m fighting to create a statewide train fund to build more bridges, which would create a pathway to stop the trains in Huron Township and Trenton, too.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Downriver is facing challenges unlike any we’ve ever seen. This crisis has demonstrated how important it is to have good medical care, to create safe workplaces, to invest in students and teachers, to support small businesses, and to have a government that shows up for you when you need it most. I’m running for re-election because we have more work to do to protect our community and deliver for Downriver.

It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as your voice in Lansing over these last four years. I hope to earn your support for State Representative again this year. Together, we can build a better Downriver for all of us.

In service,

Rep. Darrin Camilleri
House District 23


 

Meet the candidates: Joshua Monte running for seat on Huron Board of Education

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Meet the candidates column 
The Huron Hub
Posted Sept. 15, 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.

Readers can access all candidate letters on a special section of HuronHub.com HERE


The following letter was submitted by Joshua Monte: 

ABOUT ME:

My name is Joshua Monte, I grew up in Belleville and have been a resident of Huron Township for 18 years. I’ve been married to my wife, Jill, for 20 years and have two daughters, Lila and Lauren, who attend Renton Junior High School. I have been in law enforcement for over 25 years, and currently serve as a Captain with the City of Romulus.
My family chose to move to Huron Township for two reasons; the safety of the community and the quality of education the Huron School District provides.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and a Master’s Degree in Technology Studies from EMU. I am also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. I have experience in strategic planning, developing and maintaining a large budget, grant writing, and policy development. I’ve gained great insight and experience by participating in union contract negotiations as a union president, and recently from the employer side of the bargaining table.

WHY I’M PURSUING A SCHOOL BOARD SEAT:

I believe that children are the foundation of our community and it is the duty of our school system to provide a safe, quality education in order to facilitate their educational and emotional growth.
I was raised with deep roots in public education. My father was a public school teacher and principal for over 40 years, and served an additional few years as principal of St. Stephen Catholic School. My mother retired as a public school elementary school secretary after 30 years.
With my background in education and executive-level law enforcement, I can bring a unique perspective to the school board. Having worked with boards and commissions, I understand the role the school board plays with the school district and community. I will work collaboratively with other board members, parents, school staff, and administrators using a solution-oriented approach. As a new School Board member, I will actively engage in learning new concepts and best practices, while seeking out and engaging in
learning opportunities. Many of the skills I’ve developed in public service are appropriately transferable to the school board position.
Above all, I believe in collaboration, fiscal responsibility and transparency. As a parent of two children in the district, I also understand the importance of effectively communicating decisions based on accurate information. This best practice will alleviate questions, concerns, and fears in both parents and students.

WHY I’M THE RIGHT CANDIDATE:

The global pandemic has been a challenging time for educators, parents, and particularly students. As a Board member I will advocate for the students and the district on a local and state level. I will focus on student achievement and policies that ensure success for all students. I plan to use my professional leadership and collaborative skills to assist school leadership and board members in creating an exceptional educational experience for students, while making sound fiscal decisions. I look forward to serving our community in this capacity.


 

Meet the candidates: John Poe running for state representative for House District 23

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Meet the candidates column 
The Huron Hub
Posted Sept. 14, 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.

Readers can access all candidate letters on a special section of HuronHub.com HERE


The following was submitted by John Poe:

A little bit about me. I am a husband, father, first responder, hunter, firearms instructor, animal conservationist, Christian, Constitutionalist, business owner Public School educated union man. 

John was born in 1968 in Middletown Ohio. He graduated High School in Monroe Ohio and currently lives in the wonderful community of New Boston with his wife of 30 years and his twin children who are 22 years old. 

The first stop in John’s career was that of an Auxiliary Police Officer after which he worked as a Park Police Officer. In 1993 John was hired in full time with the River Rouge Police Department. Throughout his career John has reached many milestones. Holding nearly every rank John rose from Patrolman to Corporal to Sergeant to Detective Sergeant to Lieutenant which is the rank he held when he finally retired. John was the originating officer in one of the first convictions of the Internet Predators Act. He has dedicated his adult life to public service and a run for State Representative is another example. 

Another passion of John’s is his love of reptiles. John lays claim to the fact that he is the founder of the Southeast Michigan reptile rescue. As an Internationally recognized expert on the handling of reptiles John has made several appearances on Animal Planet. This unique ability has prompted John to hold training classes for Local, State and Federal animal control officers. Some people purchase “dangerous” reptiles and release them once they become too much to handle. Currently Michigan has no laws preventing this. 

In one form or another John has volunteered his time to his community for the better part of four decades. John has served on the Library Commission for 10 years, Goodfellows and Autism Awareness Associations. He was a founding member of the River Rouge Civic League as well as a founding member of a Downriver No Child Without a Christmas Chapter. John continues to work for breast cancer awareness and will soon launch a cooperative to help fight child trafficking. 

 John’s life experiences have led him to the decision to run to represent the 23rd District in the Michigan House of Representatives. His core values and willingness to serve make him an attractive candidate for this position. For more information on John or his campaign please visit http://www.poefor23.com or look him up on Facebook @johnpoeformi. 


 

‘Meet the Candidates’ section of The Huron Hub to return for 2020 election

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By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Posted Aug. 12, 2020

The primary election has passed and it’s time we move our sights to the November general election.

During the 2016 election, The Huron Hub ran a successful “Meet the Candidates” column that allowed each candidate running for election or re-election in Huron Township the chance to make their case to the voters.

This column will be returning for the 2020 election.

This column allows quick reference for voters who want more info on the candidates.

Any person running in Huron is invited to use The Huron Hub as a platform to get their voice heard.

If you’re a candidate running for office in Huron Township, submit your proposal and headshot photo to the editor: ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com.

Candidates: the deadline to submit your letter will be Oct. 12 (we will not publish any letters submitted after that date).

Readers can access meet the candidate articles on a special tab on HuronHub.com at this link.

Candidates are invited to contact The Huron Hub’s editor if they have further questions.


 

Camilleri thanks record amount of voters for ‘promising primary election results’

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State Rep. Darrin Camilleri

State Representative thanks record amount of voters for promising primary election results as he looks ahead to November


Posted Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 | The Huron Hub

Following record in-person and absentee voter turnout across the Downriver area, State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) secured 12,363 votes to his GOP opponent’s 8,965.

“We’re not taking anything for granted, but the momentum we’re building is undeniable,” said Camilleri. “I’m so grateful to all the people across our Downriver community who supported us in record numbers, whether it was from home or at the polls. I’m so honored to have your support as we continue our work to protect public education, fix our region’s train issues, expand access to healthcare, and address our ongoing needs through the pandemic.”

Camilleri received about 58% of the vote in last night’s primary election, a slightly higher margin than 2018, where he went on to win by over 12 points in the general election. Camilleri now looks to the general election on November 3.

Article source: State Rep. Darrin Camilleri 


Election results for Aug. 4 primary in Huron Township


Posted Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 | The Huron Hub

Here are the unofficial election results from the Aug. 4 primary election in Huron Township.

To sum it up, the fire department/emergency dispatch millage passed, and Republican Trustees Patterson, Glaab, Cady, and Chont will move on to the general election ballot.

Click here to view the entire unofficial election results


 

Election roundup for Tuesday voting in Huron Township

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Tuesday is election day and the results are sure to have an impact both locally and nationally.

The polls in Huron Township will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Analysts are saying that voter turnout could set records during the 2018 election.

Here is a list of helpful Huron Hub articles and other links for voters before they head to the polls on Tuesday:

View your sample ballot online before heading to the polls on Nov. 6

Meet the candidates: Cady, Haener vie for partial-term trustee spot on Huron Township board

Meet the candidates: Q&A with State Rep. Camilleri

Meet the candidates: Michael Frazier running for state representative for 23rd District

Huron Hub Facebook poll: Do you plan to vote on Nov. 6? 

Huron Hub Facebook poll: Do you support legalized recreational marijuana?

Huron Township precinct and voting locations

Michigan voter information center

Statewide ballot proposals in Michigan


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Meet the candidates: Michael Frazier running for state representative for 23rd District

Michael Frazier

Editor’s note: As the Nov. 6 election draws near, the residents in Huron Township would like to hear more about each candidate that is running for office or reelection.

During the 2016 election, The Huron Hub published a popular column called “meet the candidates,” which gave each candidate running for public office the chance to speak to the residents. 

On Nov. 6, residents will have the chance to vote for two candidates that are vying to be state representative for the 23rd District. 

Those candidates are incumbent State Rep. Darrin Camilleri and challenger Michael Frazier. Both candidates were sent questions to answer, along with the opportunity to write a letter to Huron residents. Below is Frazier’s response. 

Related: Meet the candidates: Q&A with State Rep. Camilleri


Greetings friends and neighbors!!

My name is Michael Frazier. I am the Republican nominee for State Representative in House District 23.

I’ve lived in Huron Township for 40 years. I’ve lived in Brownstown Township for 4 years. I currently reside in Huron Estates, in Huron Township.

I’ve worked at Faurecia Emissions for 19 years. I work on the production line. I also mig and tig weld.

I’m a certified/ licensed second degree black belt in Samurai Jukishin-Ryu Ju-Jitsu. I run in 5k events. And I’m a published author/ poet.

I’ve been involved in grassroots politics for the last eight years. I’ve helped on a few campaigns. I thoroughly enjoyed helping these candidates achieve their goals. Which is one of the reasons I’m running for office.

The idea of being a voice for the community really appeals to me. And inspires me! I love helping others. From my work experience I’ve learned when to follow and when to lead.
I would truly be honored to lead Huron Township and House District 23 in 2019 and beyond!
I love our little town. I want to help it flourish.

Thank you, Huron Hub, for this great opportunity to reach out to my friends and neighbors!

All my best,

Michael Frazier
Republican nominee
State Representative
House District 23

Q&A with Michael Frazier:

Q: What fresh, or new ideas, do you plan to bring to the 23rd District if you’re elected?

A: First I would like to contact each mayor and supervisor. I would plan a one-on-one meeting and a group meeting every 3 or 4 months. To see what their needs are and how I can help them. And how we can help each other. I would be accessible to them.
I would like to host job fairs. I plan on being very involved in our schools. I want the very best for our teachers and kids.

Q: What will be a goal you’d like to achieve while serving as state rep?

A: My goal would be to inspire each community to strive for excellence. To keep our police safe. To ensure all our First responders have everything they need to do their job. And to stay safe.

Q: What makes you qualified for this position?

A: I know I am qualified for this position because of my willingness to listen and help others. I have learned so much over the years from listening to State Reps. And helping them with their campaigns.

Q: What are your plans for being open with residents?

A: I plan on many town hall forums. I want to be able to talk to the community face to face. Also, be accessible through phone calls and social media. I will be 100% responsive.

Q: What do you think is the most important issue or issues facing the 23rd District, and the state as whole? In addition, how do you plan to address these issues?

A: There are so many issues to tackle. I truly feel the main two are: our kid’s education and our infrastructure. I want to be a leader/ advocate in education. To ensure our kids have the very best. To make sure they have what they need to be their best. And to be there for our teachers. Teachers are loving and caring people who want the best for our kids, too.

I plan on fighting for our roads, bridges and water. Not to be fixed, but to be replaced, if possible. Southern Wayne County has horrific roads and bridges. This is not acceptable. I want clean water for everyone. I want our water tested often to ensure its quality for our health.

Q: In Huron Township specifically, residents are frustrated by the consistent and daily blocking of the railroad crossings throughout the township. What will be your plans to address this major concern among residents?

A: If any person says they will “solve the problem” with the trains are not telling the truth. This is a federal issue. The city of Ann Arbor contested their train problems. It was dismissed by The judge. I can try my best to meet with the train companies board of directors to discuss our concerns. I would propose they shorten their hauls. So not all roads are blocked. I would also be in constant contact with our U.S. Congressional 12th district Congressperson. Maybe we could get some resolve from our friends in Washington.


 

Meet the candidates: Q&A with State Rep. Camilleri

State. Rep Darrin Camilleri

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) will be up for reelection on Nov. 6.

As part of the Huron Hub’s meet the candidates column, Camilleri was sent questions that we hope will help voters as they make their way to the polls on election day.

Camilleri will be running against Michael Frazier for state rep for the 23rd District.

The 23rd District includes the communities of Brownstown Township, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, Huron Township, Trenton, and Woodhaven.

Q&A with State Rep. Camilleri: 

Q: Since being elected state rep for the 23rd District, what do you believe has been your greatest success or successes?

A: I believe my greatest success has been securing the largest increase in funding for Downriver public schools in over a decade. Supporting our teachers and students has been one of my top priorities as a legislator, and I plan to keep fighting for adequate resources to make sure our students are set up for success. Another big win was successfully defending police and fire pensions when they were under attack. After a lifetime of service to keeping our communities safe, I believe first responders deserve a secure retirement that they can count on.

Q: What have been your greatest challenges?

A: My greatest challenge by far has been getting leaders in Lansing to prioritize Downriver’s infrastructure problems. We need a significant amount of funding to fix our roads, repair our bridges quickly, and build overpasses at our train crossings. I testified in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation to tell the stories of how blocked train crossings are impacting our communities–especially Huron Township–but our state budget has yet to reflect those needs.

Q: Moving forward, what do you think is the most important issue or issues facing the 23rd District, and the state as whole? In addition, how do you plan to address these issues?

A: It is abundantly clear to me and everyone else who works, lives, and even drives through this state that our state’s infrastructure needs serious help. Clearly, the 2015 transportation funding package has not been adequate in meeting our infrastructure needs, and we need to prioritize fixing our infrastructure in order to ensure that Michigan is a safe and desirable place to live and work.

In order to build a Michigan to last, we need to invest in our ​roads, bridges, rail safety and water infrastructure, and our state’s budget needs to be reflective of the serious need for repairs. To properly fund our infrastructure, we could pursue options such as bonding or a road warranty system, but we also need to seriously reassess our state’s tax structure to ensure that everyone pays their fair share and working families aren’t left footing the bill.

Q: In Huron Township specifically, residents are frustrated by the consistent and daily blocking of the railroad crossings throughout the township. What will be your plans to address this major concern among residents?

A: Because federal law prohibits the state from controlling how long trains are on the tracks, our best option is building an overpass. Of course, the most important component to making that happen is funding, which will have to come from all levels of government and the train companies. I’ve introduced a plan for how the state can help fund grade separations at problematic crossings in Michigan through a new MI-TRAIN fund. I’ll keep pushing this plan for as long as it takes, because after decades of inaction, our residents deserve relief.


 

Meet the candidates: Cady, Haener vie for partial-term trustee spot on Huron Township board

 

Angela Cady (left) and David Haener are competing for a partial-term trustee spot during the Nov. 6 election.

Editor’s note: As the Nov. 6 election draws near, the residents in Huron Township would like to hear more about each candidate that is running for office or reelection.

During the 2016 election, The Huron Hub published a popular column called “meet the candidates,” which gave each candidate running for public office the chance to speak to the residents. 

On Nov. 6, residents will have the chance to vote for two candidates that are vying for a partial trustee term on the township board. 

Those candidates are Angela Cady and David Haener. Both candidates were sent questions to answer, along with the opportunity to write a letter to Huron residents. 


Angela (Mercure) Cady, nickname: Angie

Husband, Mike Cady. Children, Samantha; Sabrina; Jonathan

Occupation: National Sales Manager, WDIV Local 4

Education:   MBA, DePaul University, BBA, Western Michigan University, Honors College Graduate, Western Michigan University

Huron Township Residents,

 My name is Angie (Mercure) Cady and I am asking for your vote on Tuesday, November 6 for Huron Township Trustee.

I grew up not far from here in Rockwood and moved to Huron Township in 2007 when I married my husband, Mike, and became a parent to my three “kids by choice” – Samantha, Sabrina and Jon

I am a parishioner at St. Stephen Catholic Church and volunteer at their annual festival. I have volunteered as President of the St. Stephen Parent Guild and other school related activities, coached soccer and cheerleading and taught Sunday school.

I was raised with the understanding that being a part of a community means positively participating in that community.

I am running for Trustee because I believe Huron Township is a great place to live and raise a family. As Southeast Michigan continues to see growth and revitalization, I would like to use the skills I have gained through my professional career to help the township be a part of the growth without losing its sense of community. 

I am asking for your support on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Feel free to reach out via my Facebook page: Angie Cady for Huron Township Trustee.

Thank you for your consideration!

Questions and answers:

Q: What fresh, or new ideas do you plan to bring to the township board?

A: I will bring a new perspective, energy and open-minded attitude which all create an idea generating environment.

Q: What will be a goal you’d like to achieve while serving on the board?

A: Communication. There are issues and concerns that Huron Township residents have that we, as a Township, cannot always change due to federal, state and county laws and procedures that must be followed. I will work hard to understand the issues, explore solutions and implement changes and, most importantly, help develop channels to communicate what is happening.

Q: What makes you qualified for this position?

A: My professional career, along with volunteering with various groups and organizations, has given me a skill set that allows me to work together with a team to analyze, problem solve, explore and implement solutions. I have a great work ethic, integrity and a strong desire to make a positive impact.

Q: What are your plans for being open with residents?

A: I believe communication is key!  The Huron Township Department of Public Safety Facebook page is a great example. As a resident, you may not always agree with the decisions made by the department, but their Facebook page is a great resource that lets you know what they are doing in the community and persons or situations that are a threat to your safety. Accessible, timely and accurate information is so important.

Q: Will you be accessible to them for their concerns?

Absolutely!  Technology makes it very easy to stay connected. If elected, I would look forward to and welcome residents to ask questions, give an opinion or a suggestion if they saw me pumping gas at Chapps or a Huron Chiefs basketball game.


David Haener

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself to our fellow residents of Huron Township. I am David Haener and I am a Democrat running for Huron Township Trustee. I was born and raised right here in this great community. I attended grade school here and started volunteering at a very early age. Service above self is something I learned from a large loving family and close friends.

I am a proud graduate of the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. While in college I also studied Economics and Education and was offered jobs by two of my professors, one to work in economics studying the effects of NAFTA and the other to teach in the math department. After graduating, I secured a position as a software developer with an early internet startup. I worked on projects for the PBA, 1996 Olympics, AirTran, and many others in my early years.

With my 24 years of experience in business and technology, I’ve worked hand in hand with small and large businesses, government entities, and non-profits. I’ve continuously proven my ability to help them grow, prosper and create jobs. I have a keen knowledge of technology and marketing, and an out of the box business acumen. I have been responsible for budgets, contracts, timelines and projects for companies like Xerox, Home Depot, MCI, Roche, IBM, Motorola, as well as small Mom and Pop shops. On occasion, I was able to help those small businesses generate over a million dollars in new revenue.

In 2011 I refocused my career and began volunteering more and working with non-profits. I saw working with non-profits as a way to start giving back to the community and working to make things better. I brought my business and technology background with me to help reduce costs and enhance services. Having new access to research has reminded me of what I learned in education courses while studying in college: education is key to the long-term prosperity and opportunity for individuals and their community.

Born into a family with strong beliefs, I learned about God and service to others very early. I am a member and volunteer with the Sons of The American Legion and the Yankee Air Museum, in honor of my father, who fought in WWII and was a member of both. I currently serve as a member of the parish council at St. Stephen’s in New Boston, where my mother and father were both active members and volunteers. I am a member and volunteer with:

Michigan Democratic Party (Elected precinct delegate)
Southwestern Wayne Democratic Club (VP)
12th Congressional District Democrats (Executive Board)
Huron Township Historical Society
Huron Township Rotary
Sierra Club

These organizations have helped me serve the community and form friendships with community leaders as well as local, state, and federal policymakers. Building these relationships is essential for helping our township move forward. My family has lived in Huron Township since 1918 when my grandparents moved from Detroit to farm, bringing 7 children. It had been a blessing growing up in such a family oriented community and living within a mile of my aunts, uncles and so many cousins. Haeners have been very active in their communities whether in the Military, Church, Politics, Unions, Volunteering or Education. I will bring that kind of service above self to the position of Huron Township Trustee.

In closing, I will make sure our township is living within its means and being fiscally responsible while keeping our residents and visitors safe. I will not allow wasteful spending on projects that are not needed or ill-conceived. I will work hard to stop the deterioration that is going on in our community. I will be your strong voice on the board. I will ask and answer the hard questions our residents want to be answered. I will make myself available when it is good for you! I will not duck out the back because you are my boss and I will be accountable to you!

Questions and answers:

Q: What fresh, or new ideas, do you plan to bring to the township board?

A: I have been studying Ann Arbor’s plan to bypass the railroad in their community and talking with the county, state, and federal officials on an alternative to an overpass. We need to be open to new ideas to solve this serious problem that is crippling our community until we find a solution that works. I also see great opportunities for more recreational spaces and activities in the township. We need to give people a reason to go into our villages and patronize our businesses!

Q: What will be a goal you’d like to achieve while serving on the board?

A: More community involvement! I will be working with residents to come up with new and fun
things we can do as a community. We will develop partnerships to provide more activities in our
township. We are blessed with this beautiful township; let’s start taking advantage of its
splendor!

My long-term goal is to work on train issues; this is not just an inconvenience to residents, this is a health and safety issue. I have built strong relationships with elected officials who can help to resolve this serious problem. We have to be the change that we wish to see in the world and I
am prepared to lead on this!

Q: What makes you qualified for this position?

A: I have 24 years as a business and technology consultant and have been in charge of
multi-million dollar projects for fortune 500 companies as well as small mom and pop stores on a budget. These companies have counted on me to me to solve complex problems with outside of the box solutions. I plan on using this skill set for the residents of Huron Township.
Along with my professional experience, I have done a lot of volunteer work side by side with
members of both parties for the betterment of our community. Huron deserves someone who will work hard and can get things done!

Q: What are your plans for being open with residents?

A: I believe in open government which means the residents deserve to have access to the
documents of the township. Making government information available to the public is a
requirement for an informed citizenry and an accountable government. I will always answer your questions, even the hard questions. If a resident asks a question at a board meeting that cannot be answered on the spot, I will do my research and report back at the next meeting.

Q: Will you be accessible to them and their concerns?

A: Yes! I have breakfast uptown most Saturdays around 9 a.m. and if you know me, you know I
love to visit! You can also catch me at events with the following groups: Rotary Club, 12th
Congressional District, St. Stephen’s Parish Council and the Southwestern Wayne Democratic
Club. You can always call or text me at 734-252-9252. I return calls in the evenings and on
weekends.


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