DAVISON TWP. — Incumbent Treasurer Patrick Miller will face off against challenger Tim Green for a four-year term as treasurer for Davison Township in the Nov. 3 election.
Miller, a Democrat, has served as treasurer 16 years. He will be opposed by Green, a Republican, who served previously on the Davison Board of Education.
Here is what the candidates had to say, in their own words:
Patrick Roy Miller, Age: 68
Education: Flint Central High School Honors grad, CS Mott Industrial Arts/ MRCC Apprenticeship Degree, MMTA/Central MI Advanced Treasurers Institute, MTA Governance Academy and Saginaw Valley Supervisor Training Course.
Accomplishments: Maintaining and managing the services and funds of Davison Township by keeping a balanced budget. Keeping the township “debt” free while in office the past 16 years. Expanding the services and opportunities of the township while keeping with in the budget. Making the office of treasurer a pleasant experience when help is needed and answers to questions desired. Being a 24/7 public official, not a part time, when I’m in the office treasurer. Ensuring we have the best police and fire departments in the entire state of Michigan.
Tell us what your goals are for the community if elected? My goals are to keep Davison Township a desired place to live and work and to strive to keep it affordable to all residents. Also, to use the funds available to maintain these goals without burdening the taxpayers with new, additional taxes and or fees. To insure and protect the integrity of Davison Township.
Tim Green, Age: 64
Education: Associates in Business Management & Marketing
Accomplishments: Proud Navy veteran, successful real estate agent/broker for more than 40 years, financial expert managing multimillion businesses.
Tell us what your goals are for the community if elected? Have an open-door policy to be easily available to all our residents. They are customers and they should always feel welcome and treated with respect.
Encourage all township departments to reduce spending by 10 percent. Keep the resident’s taxes in check. Stop the revolving door of township officials retiring while in term and appointing someone to replace them without letting the residents decide.
Eliminate the supervisors, treasurers and park coordinators vehicles that we, the taxpayers, pay for.
The Genesee County View will run more candidate profiles over the coming weeks for the various races through the county.