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Meet the candidates: Donna Mendrysa running for trustee in Huron Township


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

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, submit your proposal to:
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com.

Readers can access previously published candidate letters HERE.


Photo courtesy of Donna Mendrysa

Photo courtesy of Donna Mendrysa

 

My name is Donna (Puskar) Mendrysa.  I am a current Huron Township Trustee running for re-election on the Democratic ticket. I have been a resident of the township for 50 years.  My husband Joe and I raised our three sons (Joey, Jeff and Eric) here.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management/Psychology.  I’ve worked as a Senior Manager in the automotive Industry for over 25 years where I managed a global team and budget for more than 150 employees.  I’m proud to be following in my father John Puskar’s footsteps.  I was raised to believe that people should give back to the community that they live in.  I served the residents of Huron Township for over 25 years.  I was School Board President for 18 years and a Township Trustee for the past 8 years.  I am currently the Liaison for the Fire Department, Planning and Zoning Commissioner and alternate for the CWW (Conference of Western Wayne).

My number one priority for Huron Township is public safety.  I am very proud of the accomplishments we have made.  We now have one of the finest Police Departments we have ever had.  We are at higher staffing levels with more investigative Officers and we are growing our fund balance.  Chief Everette Robbins has implemented several new programs that greatly enhance the healthy partnership between the Police Department and our Community:

•School Liaison Officer

•K9 Unit

•Evidence Technician

•Full-Time Detective

•FBI Task Force Officer (Specializing in crimes against children)

•Hostage Negotiator

•Officer trained in Honor Guard

•Neighborhood Liaison Officer (Assigned to specific neighborhoods to focus on needs)

•Implemented a completely Volunteer Mounted and Reserve Unit.  These units are the most highly respected and requested units in the State of MIchigan.

•Explorer Program – In an effort to focus on the youth and future leaders of our community, the Police Department has implemented an Explorer Program where these young men and women learn from experienced Police Officers and provide a valuable community service.

•Implemented a Public Safety Director position to oversee both the Police and Fire Departments.

•Implemented a full-time Fire Chief.  We have some of the best trained and professional fire fighters in the downriver area.  We are working on restructuring the Fire Department to ensure we have staffing available to respond to our resident’s needs.  As the mother of a First Responder, I understand the importance of adequate staffing not only for our residents, but also for our Fire Fighter’s safety.

•As the alternate for the Conference of Western Wayne, I am working with our state and local representatives on options for reducing the time CSX can block our roads.

•We have joined forces with 18 local Communities (Cities & Townships) who share our concerns regarding CSX train blockages.

•I am working with our local public safety leaders on alternative plans that we can use moving forward to keep our residents safe.

Huron Township is a beautiful place to live and raise a family.  We have beautiful parks, great schools and a tremendous opportunity for positive growth.  As commissioner on Planning and Zoning, we have brought many developments that are beneficial to our township, increasing tax base and job opportunities:  Peterbilt sales office and repair facility, Load One Headquarters, Brose, Inergy, new general stores, restaurants, Michigan Memorial and Set Enterprise expansions to name a few.

The leaders in our community need to work together and have open communication with each other and the residents to ensure Huron Township remains the best place to be!  I am asking for your support on November 8th so that I can continue to serve as your Township Trustee.  I will continue to research every issue and make decisions that are in the best interest of the residents of Huron Township.

Sincerely,

Donna (Puskar) Mendrysa
dmendrys@yahoo.com

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Meet the candidates: David Haener running for supervisor in Huron Township


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

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, submit your proposal to:
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com.

Readers can access previously published candidate letters HERE.


David Haener

David Haener

Dear Neighbors,

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself to the great residents of Huron Township. I am David Haener and I am a Democrat running for Huron Township Supervisor.  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 proud graduate of 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 software developer with an early internet startup. I worked on projects for the PBA, 1996 Olympics, AirTrans, and many others in my early years.

In my over 20 years of experience in business and technology, I 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 to 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 consul 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 (Huron Trustee)
  • 12th Congressional District Democrats
  • Huron Township Historical Society
  • Huron Township Rotary

These organizations have helped me serve the community and form friendships with community leaders as well as local, state, and federal policy makers. 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 Supervisor.

ENDORSEMENT ALERT:

  • 12th Congressional District Democrats
  • UAW Region 1A
Courtesy of David Haener

Courtesy of David Haener

Now you may want to know some of the things I will be working on, so here is a short list:

Train traffic as we all know is causing undue hardships on our resident’s daily lives. Stopped trains are not only a hazard because they block our fire and police departments from protecting us, but it is strangling some of our businesses as well. Some residents have even told me they’re considering moving because of this issue alone. To solve this problem I have been talking with open minded members of our state and federal government to come up with a permanent solution to this stranglehold on our community.  We shouldn’t be forced to bear the cost of this burden thrust upon us alone.

Open government, means 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. On day one I will start sharing as many documents digitally as I can for free and making them searchable.  I will make available permanently all township board meeting videos going forward and as many as I can from the past, that have not already been destroyed. YouTube allows us to store them online for free, and I fought to get them posted there in the first place. There is no reason to hide them after the minutes have been posted. You are the owners of this information you should be able to get to it with ease!

Availability, to the residents will be a big part of my job as supervisor.  You will be able to find me like you currently do on most days in the community if I am not at the office.  My office will be open to everyone and my calendar will be published online. Sometime you may not be able to make to the office during business hours so I will make myself available when it is good for you. I am already looking forward to working with you!

Seniors, need to have the ability to get around, be well informed, and protected.  I will not let our senior busses fall into disrepair, because for some this is the only way they can get around.  I have been talking with many who were unaware of the services that are available to them and I will continue to reach out to all of them.  I will be meeting regularly to make sure our seniors are up to date on local threats including fraud. My office will be a place to go to get information.

Events and Activities are vitally important to bring residents together, and to bring business to our community. I will be working with different organizations inside and outside of our community to bring more activities home for our residents. Currently I am working with our Huron Rotary to bring a new Tasting event to Huron Township. This will be the first year for this event and we are hoping it will be a big success.  Sometimes it takes some out of the box ideas to make things work. If you have a great idea to bring residents together, please let me know!

Public safety and roads need to be addressed.
With revenue cuts by the state government, and changes in how local
government is allowed to enforce laws the state has effectively stolen money and rights from our community. These changes have made Huron less safe! I have worked on making changes to some state laws to help our township. I have had to go outside of our district to get traction. These changes would help pay for an extra officer and safer roads.  I will bring proven leadership and needed integrity to the township office.

Community based ambulance service loss has been a major concern to many residents I met with.  I spoke out against outsourcing emergency transport and the dangers of it. I have witnessed firsthand the outsourced drivers coming from outside our community on a run. I will be working with some new board members to make Huron Township safe again. We need ambulances and drivers based here that know the area when minutes count. We need leaders who understand that!

In closing, I will make sure our township is living within it’s means and 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 respect the citizens that come before the board to be heard.  I will be your strong voice on the board. I will ask and answer the hard questions our residents want answered.  I will be in the office on business days and 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!

I look forward to working with you on our exciting future!

Have a wonderful day!

David Haener
Candidate for Huron Township Supervisor
Friends of David Haener
35100 Huron River Dr.
New Boston Michigan 48164
734-252-9252
www.davidhaener.com
david@davidhaner.com

Meet the candidates: Kathlene Van Wasshnova running for reelection as clerk in Huron Township


Editor’s note: 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. 

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, submit your proposal to ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com.

Readers can access previously published candidate letters HERE. 


Kathlene Van Wasshnova

Kathlene Van Wasshnova

Hello Huron Township residents. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce 
myself.  My name is Kathlene Van Wasshnova and I am your present Huron Charter 
Township Clerk. I was appointed to be your Clerk, in July, 2011 and then elected as the 
Township Clerk in November, 2012.  I am seeking re-election in November, 2016  I 
have resided in Huron Charter Township for 38 years. My late husband and I raised our 
two daughters in Huron Township and they attended Huron Township public schools. I 
also have grandchildren in the township, with one grandson graduating in June.  
 
I completed the Michigan Municipal Clerk Institute having obtained my Certified 
Michigan Municipal Clerk certification. One of my many statutory duties as your Clerk 
is keeping all Township records safe and organized, which is one of my main priorities.  I 
streamlined the Township filing system by reorganizing all Township records and files 
which has allowed consistent access to my staff as well as safeguarding them from any 
potential harm.  The Voting Precincts have been consolidated within the community with 
the elimination of two precincts at a substantial savings.  Board packets for the BOT 
received an upgrade in the technological sense.  
 
I am committed to keep our Township fiscally responsible, doing all that is possible to 
live within the means of the tax dollars entrusted to the local government.  I am also 
committed to keeping our residents safe and have all of the necessary services for their 
well-being.   There is a fine line keeping affordable public services when tax increases 
have been voted down by the majority of the registered voters.   It is also my desire to see 
the downtown area of New Boston receive a much needed face lift, attracting small 
businesses to our lovely community.  
 
In closing, I would like to say that I am very conscientious and dependable, always 
striving to do my best for all of the residents.  I am in the Clerk’s office five days a week 
and would like you to know that if you have any questions or concerns about anything 
please call or stop in by the Clerk’s office and I will be happy to assist you in any way I 
can. 
 
Sincerely,  
Kathlene L. Van Wasshnova

Meet the candidates: Jeremy Cady running for trustee in Huron Township


Editor’s note: 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. 

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, submit your proposal to ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com.

Readers can access previously published candidate letters HERE. 


HuronHubPictureGreetings Neighbors,

My name is Jeremy R. Cady. For those of you who have not met with me, please allow me to introduce myself. I am a fourth generation Huron Township resident and I have lived in the Township for 27 of my 29 years. I graduated from Huron High School in 2004. I am married to an amazing woman with whom I have the pleasure to share the responsibility of raising our seven-month-old son.  We plan on raising our son here in Huron Township.

I started my public service career right here in the Township. In 2002, I became one of the first members of the Huron Township Police Explorers as well as the Huron Township Fire Explorers. Upon graduation from High School, I continued to support the Police Explorer program as a Senior Advisor. In March of 2008, I joined the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff. I have been with the Sheriff’s Office since then.  In 2011 I became a Union Steward for our Union, the Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. In 2013, I was elected by the 700+ members, the youngest ever senior executive board member, being elected to the position of Vice President.  My duties are vast and encompassing of almost every aspect of the organization.

As the Chairman of the Grievance Committee I am responsible for investigating and charging all contractual violations. As Chairman of the Civil/Human Rights Committee, I am responsible for investigating and charging all Civil/ Human Rights violations.  Included in my duties as the elected 1st Vice President, I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Local, overseeing the duties of over 20 employees, overseeing the operational budgets of the Local, positional transfers of all 700+ Deputies and Corporals, processing retirement applications as well as several other internal operations.

I am currently a student at Wayne State University where  I am nearing the end of my degree for Labor Relations and Public Administration.

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Image courtesy of Jeremy Cady

I am the elected Democratic Precinct Delegate for Huron Township’s second precinct as well as I am an organizing member of the Michigan Democratic Party, member of the 12th Congressional District Democrat Club, member of the Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Michigan and a member of the Police Officers Association of Michigan.

The number one reason I am running for Huron Township Trustee is because of the extreme disconnect that the Township government has from the residents. The government of Huron Township must to be receptive to the people it serves.

My areas of concern for our Township are but not limited to:

Public Safety– We no longer have a Township EMS service. This is unacceptable. We are too far away from a Hospital to rely on a sometimes 15+ minute response time for HVA to respond and possibly an even longer transport time to the closet hospital, which is near Telegraph and West Roads.  Our Fire Department must be staffed adequately in according with Federal safety recommendations.  I am confident this can all be accomplished with careful budget adjustments and supplementary grant funds from the State and Federal governments.  I have been in discussion with manufactures and dealers of EMS vehicles and I believe I will be able to present a cost effective plan to the Township Board that will allow for 2 Advance Life Support Units, one being four-wheel drive, to be added back to the Fire Department. We currently do not have any ambulances as they were sold them for scrap when they approved the HVA EMS contract. Funding is an issue that needs real stringent attention brought to it.

Police and Fire staffing are far from ideal for our Township. I will use my experience in public safety, labor relations and government procurement to enhance our public safety staffing levels. It is not safe to have one firefighter on duty, or two police officers on duty for 36 square miles of coverage.  Equipment for both the Fire and Police Department needs to be updated, replaced and maintained adequately. This is a priority to me and will not be placed on the back burner.

Delivery of Services– Our Township government must be efficient. Too much money is spent using antiquated methods to conduct business; also increasing the time it takes to provide services to the residents. In order to ensure the best possible level of service to residents, the Township must invest in better technology. My goal is to get all township bills payable via the Internet, upgrade the Township website to provide an easy to use interface for the residents to conduct their business, stay informed and have hassle free access to township information, including budget reports. There is no reason to make information difficult to obtain for our residents.

Activities – Our Township government must acknowledge that our Township is diverse in age and culture. We must work towards a solution to bring activities to the Township that are family friendly.  I will pursue and research supplemental funding to enhance the recreational activities in the Township.

Access to Township Government– I will be available at least once per week to meet with residents to discuss their concerns and attempt to resolve any issues they may be having as a Township resident.  Members of the Township government must make themselves available to speak with the residents. I will not support nor condone any disrespect towards a resident or visitor of our Township by a Township employee or government official. I believe being a trustee entails much more then going to meetings and casting a vote. I will be a proactive trustee.

Accountability– This is a must. There are no exceptions. Good or bad, I will hold all Township employees accountable for their actions.  There has been too much “passing the buck” in our Township government and it must stop. This is a disservice to our residents.

The Trains– There is no denying that the trains in the Township are a problem. This has to be resolved. Not only are they a major public safety hazard, they are causing significant travel issues. I will do everything I possible can to resolve these issues. I am prepared to lobby state and federal government agencies to affect the legislation changes needed to resolve this issue. Building an overpass is an option, however it will cost at least a million dollars. Funding needs to be identified if this is going to be an option.

Township Ordinances-  There are several Township ordinances that need to be updated or eliminated because they are antiquated. I am ready and committed to going through and revisiting the ordinances of the Township to ensure they are applicable to today’s needs.

Township Infrastructure- Infrastructure in the Township has seen its better days and some need updates, maintenance or replacement. One in particular is the bridge on Waltz road that goes over the Huron River. This bridge being designated a historical place causes some issues when it comes to repair or replacement. If we were to replace the bridge, we would need to relocate it to another place, however the costs associated with that are very high. To repair it, brings on high costs as well. I am prepared to explore the avenues necessary to repair our infrastructure because they need to be addressed, no other way around it.

Protecting the Downtown Development Authority (DDA)-  Once again, Lansing Legislators are attempting to attack the local DDA’s. I am prepared and ready to go lobby on the Township’s behalf to protect and preserve our DDA. The resources it provides are invaluable to the Township.

Revenue Sharing- This is another issue that Lansing Legislators have caused by diverting funding that should go to local governments to other entities. I will work tirelessly on the Township’s behalf on lobbying our State Legislature to restore adequate revenue sharing to our Township.

I feel as a voter, you must be prepared and informed when you cast your ballot. At the Township level, this is where most voters neglect to cast a vote, however; the Township and local governments are the first ones to get in your pocketbook. It is imperative to educate yourself on local candidates and ensure you vote for ones who have your best interest in mind and ensure your candidate will use your tax dollars properly and responsibly. My goal is to ensure taxpayers of Huron Township get honest Township government that delivers quality services.

There are many more issues that need to be addressed and I want to hear from you. I am usually available after 5pm, however because I work full time, if I cannot take your call, please feel free to leave a voicemail, email me at the below email address or send me a text message. I will get back with you as soon as I can.

With the little bit of free time that I do get, I enjoy bass fishing, playing one of my several guitars, working on computers and just taking a little time to relax.

I humbly ask you to support me in my efforts this August 2nd and November 8, 2016.

Sincerely,
Jeremy R. Cady
734-244-6116
jcady2626@gmail.com

Meet the candidates: Darrin Camilleri running for state representative for the 23rd District


Editor’s note: 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. 

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, submit your proposal to ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com.

Readers can access previously published candidate letters HERE. 


Dan Camilleri

Darrin Camilleri

Dear Neighbor,

My name is Darrin Camilleri, and I’m a Democrat running to be Downriver’s next state representative. I grew up and live in Brownstown, and I’m a high school social studies teacher in Detroit. I serve on my township’s Parks and Recreation Commission, and I first learned about politics and public service by working on constituent casework in Congressman John Dingell’s district office.

As a teacher and as the son and grandson of union autoworkers, I understand the challenges that working families face because I live them every day. And coming from a family of immigrants, I know that Michigan can be a place of promise and possibility for many seeking to build their lives here. But we need to do more to ensure that Downriver families can get a fair shot at opportunity and achieving the Michigan Dream.

For the past six years, Republicans in Lansing have put profit over people. We need our next State Representative to bring the voices of Downriver’s working families to Lansing to fight for our community’s stories of struggle and success.

Fundamentally, my campaign has four priorities:

  • Strengthen Downriver’s economy, ensuring that middle-class jobs come here to stay
  • Improve the education system across our state, guaranteeing that all of our students have access to the opportunities they deserve
  • Invest in our roads, bridges, and natural resources to build a Michigan where our families and businesses can stay and succeed
  • Bring transparency to government to renew the promise of a representative you can believe in and a state government you can trust

I’ve worked throughout my life on these issues, and I’m ready to lead and advocate for change in Lansing.

From the beginning, our campaign has been about our community, our people, and how we can build a better Michigan together. If you want to talk more about the issues facing Downriver and Michigan, my door is always open and my phone is always on. And that is a promise that goes well beyond this campaign.

I hope to connect with you soon, hear your story, and earn your support for state representative this August and November.

For Downriver,

Darrin Camilleri
Candidate for State Representative
Michigan’s 23rd District
votecamilleri@gmail.com
734.818.5516

Meet the candidates: Candace Myshock running for trustee in Huron Township


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.

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, submit your proposal to ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com.

Readers can access previously published candidate letters HERE. 


Candace Myshock

Candace Myshock

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.

Candace Myshock
myshock72@yahoo.com


 

Meet the candidates: Antoinette Gracia running for clerk in Huron Township


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. 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, submit your proposal to ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com.


Toni Gracia

Toni Gracia

Dear Huron Township residents,

My name is Antoinette Gracia. I am running for the office of clerk. Most of you will know me as Toni. I am a mother of two adult children; Jennifer Gracia and Jack Jr Gracia, and a grandma of five.

I have lived in Huron Township for 43 years and attended school here.

I have owned and operated my own business (J. & T. Gracia’s Greenhouse) for 35 years. Part of my operations include sales to the public, managing employees, deliveries, keeping deadlines, record keeping & bookkeeping.

I was also active in my boat club serving as Fleet Captain. Some of my responsibilities were safety on the water and recording attendance of boats and members at regattas. I also served on the bylaws committee for over 10 years. I also was involved in fund raising. This experience will be very important for the clerk position.

My platform for running is my passion for Huron Township. I want to promote keeping it up to date without disturbing our small town feel. Keeping our township moving in a forward direction regarding trains blocking intersections and ambulance service is a priority. Striving to keep communication open with you and staying transparent is also very important.

I am available for your questions and concerns always. I am a down to earth person and feel this will make it easy for me to voice your concerns.

Thank you in advance for your vote!

Antoinette Gracia
t.gracia@sbcglobal.net