Grand Blanc attorney to run for township trustee

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Paul J. White has announced his candidacy for Grand Blanc Township Trustee.

White, an attorney, has run his Grand Blanc Township-based law office since returning to the area after law school.

He is currently a Director on the Genesee County Bar Association Board of Directors and is a 2020 Fellow at the Saginaw Valley State University Henry Marsh Institute for Public Policy.

White said he supports efforts to rehabilitate and redevelop underused and unsightly properties in the township, especially in the neglected northern part of the Township.

“I literally drive by a boarded-up building to reach my home every day. Some parts of the Township have been neglected or forgotten at the expense of new development elsewhere. The Township should only offer tax breaks for rehabilitating and redeveloping existing or obsolete properties – not for corporate welfare.”

White also believes the Township should focus on improving the quality of life for Township residents. White supports enacting a rental housing ordinance to bring it into line with peer communities.

“We need to enact an ordinance regulating and inspecting rental residential units in the Township to make sure our community’s housing stock is protected,” said White. “Landlords, tenants, and the community alike all benefit from safe, well-maintained housing.”

A Genesee County native, White received a bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University, master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and law degree from Michigan State University. — G.G.