DAVISON TWP. — Two residents are seeking the clerk’s position after current Clerk Cindy Shields announced she would not be seeking re-election this year.
Mary Miller, a Republican, and Noble Hart III, a Democrat, are competing at the polls for a 4-year term as clerk.
Here is what the candidates had to say:
Mary Miller, Age: No response
Accomplishments: I am running for the office of Clerk for Davison Township. I was valedictorian of my high school class, where I majored in business classes. College was not a possibility for me as my father had a disabling disease, so finances were a problem. After several years in the business world, marriage, and family, I went back to school to obtain a real estate broker’s license. A few years into that profession, I found a small manufacturing business for sale which my husband and I were able to purchase.
Initially, I handled all the office procedures, wrote a quality control manual which was accepted by both General Motors and the Federal government, handled all the accounts payable and receivable, and evaluated profit and loss for future planning. As the business grew, we were able to hire management workers and expand operations.
To date, I have not been actively involved in Davison Township politics or procedures, but if I am elected, I will use my business experience to examine and evaluate all the aspects for which the office is responsible. I am not a politician! Oftentimes, a fresh outlook can be very beneficial.
Tell us what your goals are for the community if elected? I love living in the Davison community and want to see it grow and maintain its standards and desirability for business and residents. As a loyal Republican, I am very supportive of local businesses. As a former realtor, I really appreciate beautiful local parks, attentive policemen and firemen, active senior center and well-kept lovely properties. In my opinion, this describes the Davison Community of which I am proud to be a part.
Nov. 3, remember to vote. Everyone counts. This is also a very important responsibility of the Clerk’s office, to make sure all our votes are counted accurately.
Noble Hart III, Age: 35
Education: Davison High, Mott community College, University of Michigan.
Accomplishments: I’m a software developer, certified through U of M in Python and it’s adjacent add-on support languages.
I’m a cryptocurrency trader and technical analyst with a big focus on block-chain and it’s applications.
Currently I am a live-in caregiver. I have volunteered at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan for a few years in the past.
In my spare time I build robots and programs to help kids learn geography. As well as simple games for children.
Tell us what your goals are for the community if elected? The Clerkship should not be a partisan position. Our elections shouldn’t be held by someone with party loyalty. I am here to tell you that if elected Clerk, party will play no part. Everyone’s vote will count and be treated with the utmost neutral and professional way, from top to bottom.
With the advent of mail in voting for all, our election security is paramount. With my background in software development, I can handle this especially well. From foreign influence and hacking to inefficiency. Fixing or preventing these problems will be my main campaign goals.
Our country is in need of those who would take their representative duties seriously. I will be doing this and more.
Let’s be the local example for the country.
The Genesee County View will run more candidate profiles next week for the various races throughout the county.