Voters to decide Fraser City Council seats in election

Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published October 13, 2021

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In the Fraser-Clinton Township Chronicle coverage area, voters will decide three Fraser City Council candidate positions on Nov. 2. Candidates were asked, in 75 words or fewer, to state their top goal(s) if elected. If a candidate went over the word limit, (…) replaces the rest of the answer. (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent. The answers are printed verbatim except where material is omitted due to personal attacks or items we know to be false or that are blatant misrepresentations.

Fraser City Council
Four candidates are running for three four-year terms.


Suzanne Kalka (I)
Age: 48
Occupation: Lawyer:  20 years
Municipality of residence: Fraser
For how long: 2011
Online campaign information: Facebook: SuzannekalkaforFraserCityCouncil
Education: 1995 Bachelor’s Degree, Madonna University,   2000 Juris Doctorate Degree, Michigan State University College of Law,   Licensed MI Attorney since 2001, no suspensions, revocations or other disciplinary action.
Previously held elected offices: Fraser City Council 2017-Present.
Top goals: I plan to remain objective in Fraser’s overall prosperity.  I will not waiver from making hard decisions necessary to protect Fraser. My goals include: Continued utilization of our HR Firm for improved morale and administrative accountability:  Exploring a new Public Safety Narcotic’s Department: Creating a Road Improvement Plan:  Revitalizing the Downtown Development Authority: Building relationships with commercial/industrial businesses:  Expanding Recreation Department: Opening the Senior Center: Continued Transparency and Prioritized Spending.


Patrick O’Dell
Age: 48
Occupation: Personal Property Tax Collector/Macomb County Treasurer’s Office
Municipality of residence: Fraser
For how long: 16 Years
Online campaign information: Facebook Page/Elect Patrick O’Dell for Fraser City Council
Education: BA Accounting, MBA
Previously held elected offices: No prior elected office
Top goals: If elected my first goal would be to open our senior center and parks and recreation departments to pre-covid levels. Our seniors and children currently must go to other ne cities to get these basic programs which our city used to offer for years.  That’s unacceptable.   I would pursue grants to maximize tax dollars for needed equipment by Fraser Public Safety and other departments.  Use common sense in all decision making with no personal agendas.


Dana Sutherland
Age: 41
Occupation: Compliance Supervisor
Municipality of residence: Fraser
For how long: I grew up in Fraser first moving here when I was 2 years old. I have lived in Fraser cumulatively for 21 years.
Online campaign information:
Education: Michigan State University- Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Society
Central Michigan University - Master of Administration in Human Resource Administration
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals:
-Increase the sustainability and volume of small businesses in Fraser.
-Maintain or reduce taxes by building additional revenue sources
-Build a robust recreation program that will attract both Fraser residents and participants from outside of the city
-Prioritize infrastructure updates based on need and urgency of the work
-LISTEN to the residents! I will base my decisions on the fact and circumstances of each situation. My personal interests will never be a motivating factor.


David Winowiecki (I)
Age: 61
Occupation: Director of Facilities /Property Management
Municipality of residence: City of Fraser
For how long: 30 years
Online campaign information: Facebook: Elect David Winowiecki
Education: Institute of Real Estate Management
Previously elected offices: City of Fraser Council member (Incumbent)
Top goals: Although we have made tremendous progress over the last 4 years, we have more to accomplish to continue moving Fraser forward to long term sustainability.  If re-elected I will work on the following:
Revitalize the Downtown Development Authority
Develop a formal Roads improvement plan
Develop relationships with our Industrial and Commercial businesses
Continue the stabilization of our Public Safety Department
Continue to improve accountability and transparency we have established