QUESTION TO BOTH (see responses below):
Tell voters in less than 200 words what you consider to be the most important issues facing your community and how you will address them if elected:
Family: Two children
Occupation: G.M. Automotive, 35 years, retired
Political experience: Served ten years on township Road Advisory Board
Education: Associate degree, business, Mott College
RESPONSE: The most important issue in Flint Township is public safety. The township needs a fire chief to lead the fire department. Also, I would open the township to five days to better serve the people. The main reason I am running for supervisor is to fight for the township residents that I will represent. I want to give them the best services that local government can provide.
Hometown: Flint Township
Family: Married with 3 children, no grandchildren yet!
Occupation: Flint Township Supervisor
Political experience: Flint Township Supervisor, 2 terms
Education: Michigan State University, Bachelors of Science, Food Systems Economics and Management Certified Assessing Technician, State of Michigan, 2015-16 Certified Incident Command for Administrators, FEMA
RESPONSE: I consider the management of the Township’s finances and resources to be the most important issue facing our community. The management of finances and resources directly impacts services. The Township’s Auditors complimented the Board of Trustees on its financial management and fiscal responsibility. The Auditors forecast was that revenue from property taxes would not return to 2008 levels until the year 2035. If re-elected, I will continue to work with the Board of Trustees to maintain sound financial management of your tax dollars.