RICHFIELD TWP. — Two candidates will be on the ballot Nov. 3 running for the position of Richfield Township supervisor.
Incumbent Supervisor Joseph M. Madore (D) will seek a fourth term in office, while Republican challenger Tim Candela will oppose him for the 4-yearseat.
Here is what the candidates had to say:
Joseph M. Madore, Age: 56
Education: Davison High School Alum, Former Michigan Licensed Insurance agent in General Liability, Auto, Health, Life and Worker compensation lines. In 2017 achieved State of Michigan licensing as a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer (MCAO Level II) and became Assessor of Record for Richfield Township.
Accomplishments: Richfield Township Supervisor 2008-present, Davison-Richfield Fire Authority 2008-present (chairman since 2010), Michigan Townships Association Genesee County Chapter President 2014-2017, Davison DDA Board member 2006-2009, negotiated 9 unions contract with our unions, Richfield Township Baseball Board member, sponsor & Coach for many years, and last but not least, Father to sons Kyle and Christian and husband to Debi Madore for 26 years.
Tell us what your goals are for the community if elected? Being born and raised right here in Richfield Township, my goal as Supervisor has always been the same. Take care of our backyard, leave politics out of the picture and simply manage our affairs properly and efficiently.
After 12 years as Supervisor, my plans are to continue doing just that. Using my education and experience I will continue to provide leadership to my fellow Board members.
I will continue to research and provide details on the many varied issues that come before us and make common-sense decisions for each and every resident of our community. I always look at all sides of every issue and support what I think are the best practices and options for our community.
I whole-heartedly support our Police and Fire Fighters and will ensure that they have the funding, tools and training they need to serve the residents of Richfield Township. With my experience as a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer, I will continue to oversee our Assessing department to ensure that properties in our community are assessed accurately and fairly.
Tim Candela, Age: 44
Education: 1994 Graduate of Davison High School
Accomplishments: I have been married for 19 years to Christy Candela and have two children who attend Davison Community Schools. I was raised in Davison and have lived in Richfield Township for 20 years.
I started out as a young man in the construction business and learned all about the pride of hard work and great work ethic. As superintendent of the building site I worked closely with the contractors and the homeowners as I developed my leadership skills. When I was 23, I took a job in the auto industry with a great local company here in Davison, Hank Graff Chevrolet.
Here is where I learned what it took to listen to people and gain customer trust and satisfaction. I moved on to start my own successful business here in Davison in the outdoor maintenance field.
Currently with my partner and friend we have started Superior Services of Michigan and looking forward to many successful years together.
I have spent many years in and around Davison in the community helping and mentoring our youth. I have coached several youth sports including baseball in the Richfield baseball league for five years, basketball for St. Johns youth league, and football for Davison eighth grade program. I have enjoyed watching so many of these young athletes grow throughout the years.
Tell us what your goals are for the community if elected?: As the Township Supervisor I would like to grow the community closer together and really get out there and make some positive changes for the better of our township. This means being there on a daily basis to make sure that the people of our great community are heard and taken care of. Please make sure you strongly consider me as your next leader of our great township.
The Genesee County View will run more candidate profiles over the coming weeks for the various races through the county.