St. Clair Shores voters to decide government leaders, school board members and a proposal

St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published October 7, 2020

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In the Sentinel’s coverage area, voters will pick leaders at the federal, state and county levels, as well as decide three school board races and a ballot proposal in the general election Nov. 3. 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.


Lake Shore Public Schools — Board Member
Three candidates are running unopposed for three six-year terms: Sharon Bartl (I), Daniel Colling (I), and Elizabeth Munger (I).


Lake Shore Public Schools — Board Member Partial Term
Two candidates are running for one partial term ending Dec. 31, 2022.

Michael Bakotich (I)
Age: 34 (35 on October 30)
Occupation: Attorney
Municipality of residence: St. Clair Shores
For how long: 11 years (2009)
Online campaign information: https://www.facebook.com/voteforMikeBakotich/
Education: J.D. (2011), University of Detroit Mercy School of Law; B.A. Political Science (2008), University of Detroit Mercy; H.S. Diploma (2003), Dwight D. Eisenhower H.S.
Previously held elected offices: N/A
Top goals: • Our students continue to receive the best possible education in an environment that is safe, welcoming, and inclusive for all. • Our tax dollars are spent in a responsible way, and taxes are not increased. • That Lake Shore continues to provide options that meet the needs of our students and families during the pandemic, while ensuring the safety of students, Staff, and Teachers. • That the class of 2021 has the best Senior year possible!

Amy M. Thomas-August
Age: No Answer Given
Occupation: Teacher
Municipality of residence: St. Clair Shores, Lake Shore School District
For how long: Lifelong Shorian
Online campaign information: AThomas-August4LSPS.weebly.com
Education: Lake Shore HS, Class of 1990
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Wayne State University, 1996
Masters in the Art of Teaching, Marygrove College, 2000
Previously held elected offices: No Answer Given
Top goals: I will commit to support policies that effectively facilitate the educational development of all the students enrolled in Lake Shore Public Schools.


Lakeview Public Schools — Board Member
Two candidates are running unopposed for two six-year terms: Daniel Dombrowski (I) and Robbyn Martin (I).


South Lake Schools — Board Member
Four candidates are running for three six-year terms.

Joseph D. Fresard
Age: 31
Occupation: Attorney for the UAW Legal Services Plan
Municipality of residence: St. Clair Shores
For how long: 7 years
Online campaign information: https://www.facebook.com/JDFSchoolBoard/
Education: Master of Public Administration, Wayne State University
Juris Doctorate, Wayne State University
B.A. in Economics, B.P.A in Public Affairs, Wayne State University
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: I would like to increase enrollment in our district and increase community buy-in. I would also like to work towards improving student achievement.

Renard Morey-Greer (I)
Age: 40
Occupation: EO Specialist
Municipality of residence: Saint Clair Shores
For how long: 10 years
Online campaign information: n/a
Education: B.A., Political Science, Wayne State
Previously held elected offices: Vice-President & Trustee South Lake Board of Education
Top goals: If elected, I will work to develop policy that promotes high achievement and equity, and appropriate funds to enhance curriculum/technical offerings and increase college readiness. I plan to invest in teachers/staff and provide the compensation and resources they deserve and need to provide high quality instruction. I will prioritize capital improvements at our middle school while simultaneously conducting a review of all facilities using the Board committees to ensure responsible use of resources.

Jamie Williams
Age: 38
Occupation: Ophthalmic Technician
Municipality of residence: St. Clair Shores
For how long: 10 years
Online campaign information:
https://www.facebook.com/Jamie-Williams-for-South-Lake-Board-of-Education-102004294988462/
Education: Associates of Medical Administration
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: My main goal in becoming elected to the South Lake Board of Education is to make to community better as a whole. I believe listening to what the community wants for the district and setting those specific goals. Also the school board needs to reach and inform the community better of agendas and goals.

Veronica Williams
Age: 44
Occupation: Currently unemployed
Municipality of residence: St. Clair Shores
For how long: 14 years
Online campaign information: https://www.facebook.com/VeronicaWilliamsForSL
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: One goal as a new board member would be to learn from, and listen to, our school community. All children receiving a quality education where they are nurtured for success is important to me. I would like to see more students from our community choose South Lake.  We passed a resolution to Eradicate Racism; I would like to further this by hiring diverse teachers and enacting educational practices that support a diverse student body.


South Lake Schools — Board Member Partial Term
One candidate is running unopposed for one partial term ending Dec. 31, 2024: Jason Miller (I)


South Lake Schools — Board Member Partial Term
No candidates filed for a partial term ending Dec. 31, 2022.


City of St. Clair Shores Charter Amendment
This is a charter amendment to require a period of public comment of at least two (2) minutes per person at regularly scheduled City Council meetings prior to City Council voting on matters requiring a vote at such meeting, and to require a second period of public comment near the conclusion of each regularly scheduled City Council meeting in conformity with the Michigan Open Meetings Act, as amended.

Shall the Charter of the City of St. Clair Shores be amended to require a period of public comment of at least two (2) minutes per person prior to City Council voting on matters requiring a vote at such meeting, and a second period of public comment near the conclusion of each City Council meeting in conformity with the Michigan Open Meetings Act, as amended?

 

State of Michigan Proposal 20-1
A proposed constitutional amendment to allow money from oil and gas mining on state-owned lands to continue to be collected in state funds for land protection and creation and maintenance of parks, nature areas, and public recreation facilities; and to describe how money in those state funds can be spent.

This proposed constitutional amendment would: - Allow the State Parks Endowment Fund to continue receiving money from sales of oil and gas from state-owned lands to improve, maintain and purchase land for State parks and for Fund administration, until its balance reaches $800,000,000. - Require subsequent oil and gas revenue from state-owned lands to go into the Natural Resources Trust Fund. - Require at least 20% of Endowment Fund annual spending go toward State park improvement. - Require at least 25% of Trust Fund annual spending go toward parks and public recreation areas and at least 25% toward land conservation. Should this proposal be adopted?

 

State of Michigan Proposal 20-2
A proposed constitutional amendment to require a search warrant in order to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications.

This proposed constitutional amendment would: - Prohibit unreasonable searches or seizures of a person’s electronic data and electronic communications. - Require a search warrant to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications, under the same conditions currently required for the government to obtain a search warrant to search a person’s house or seize a person’s things. Should this proposal be adopted?


U.S. House of Representatives District 9
Four candidates are running for one two-year term.

Democrat
Andy Levin (I)
Age: 60
Occupation: Member of Congress
Municipality of residence: Bloomfield Township
For how long: 14 years
Online campaign information: andylevinforcongress.com
Education: Williams College, University of Michigan, Harvard Law School
Previously held elected offices: n/a
Top goals: As Education & Labor Committee Vice Chair, I put working families at the center of every policy decision. I want all Americans to find a good-paying job, send their children to an excellent public school, have access to quality, affordable health care, and retire with dignity. Unfortunately, this pandemic has shown how out-of-reach this American dream is for many among us. I’ll work tirelessly until we live in that “more perfect union” we’ve always sought.

Republican
Charles Langworthy
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Working Class Party
Andrea L. Kirby
Age: 43
Occupation: Junior Accountant
Municipality of residence: Eastpointe
For how long: 8 years
Online campaign information: www.workingclassfight.com
Education: Bachelor Degree
Previously held elected offices: none
Top goals: If elected, my top priority would be to ensure that all of the wealth that is generated by the working class are used to take care of the needs of the working class. That would mean funding public services such as public health and education among other things. This would also provide jobs for all those that want to work. The needs of the working class would be my top priority.

Libertarian
Mike Saliba
Age: 36
Occupation: Underwriter
Municipality of residence: Clinton Twp
For how long: 36 years
Online campaign information: votesaliba.com
Education: Broadcasting
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: JUST SAY NO TO CONGRESS! Whether it’s Democrats or Republicans in charge, Congress hasn’t had an approval rating above 35% in decades. It isn’t working! I pledge to vote NO on any bill that does not 1) Reduce the size and scope of government power, 2) Cut taxes or government spending #defundpoliticians , or 3) Increase the personal freedom of all Americans. It’s a simple promise to keep. JUST SAY NO TO CONGRESS!


Representative in State Legislature — 18th District
Two candidates are running for one two-year term.

Democrat
Kevin Hertel (I)
Age: 35
Occupation: State Representative
Municipality of residence: St. Clair Shores
For how long: 12 Years
Online campaign information: HertelforHouse.com
Education: Attended Michigan State University
Previously held elected offices: No Answer Given
Top goals: As State Representative I have been committed to making state government work for our communities I represent. The priorities I fight for every day are the things that are important to the families across the 18th district. Properly funding our schools, reducing the cost of prescription drugs, protecting our environment and investing in Michigan’s infrastructure are all vital to moving our state forward. Public service is about helping individuals by working to improve the quality (...)

Republican
Michael Babat
Age: 52
Occupation: Communications Contractor
Municipality of residence: Eastpointe
For how long: 6 years
Online campaign information: www.michaelbabat.com
Education: Macomb College
Previously held elected offices: none
Top goals: “The problems we are facing in this district revolve around the lack of capacity for our antiquated sewer system. We need an industrial solution to this problem. I propose we make an effort toward an underground hydro-electric water purification complex.
This would be a less costly approach to taxpayers then The popular sewer separation model that has been discussed on this topic. I would like to secure our homes from water damage.”


Macomb County Board of Commissioners District 3
One candidate is running unopposed for one two-year term: Veronica Klinefelt (I).


Macomb County Board of Commissioners District 10
Two candidates are running for one two-year term.

Democrat
Robert A. Leonetti (I)
Age: 49 years old
Occupation: Attorney, self-employed general law practice
Municipality of residence: Harrison Twp.
For how long:  21 years
Online campaign information: leonetti4commissioner.com
Education: BA Summa Cum Laude ’93 Wayne State University, Juris Doctorate ’96 Wayne State University
Previously held elected offices: Macomb County Commission 2016-present
Top goals: Top goal is to continue to save and stretch tax dollars with prudent contracting for County Government services, infrastructure, and maintenance.  I will continue to fight for transparency to help expose corruption, or incompetence, and ensure various Departments provide services accordingly and efficiently.  Finally, given this pandemic, I will analyze how the County Departments handled the crisis financially in the operation of their services in order to prepare for any future crisis.

Republican
Barbara Zinner
Age: 68
Occupation: Retired
Municipality of residence: Harrison Twp. MI
For how long: 40 years
Online campaign information: Facebook Barb Zinner
Education:  MCCC, Shapario School of Nursing
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: To keep Macomb County and District 10 the lovely place it is to live in.  I want to keep our American values including supporting the police.  I will safeguard our money and Government.  I will stop corruption.  I am Pro-Life and stand for our Constitution and Second Amendment.  I will promote Business for our growth.  I will work with the Covid19 problem.  Remember that we are a free people, I will stand for you.


Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney
Two candidates are running for one four-year term.

Democrat
Mary A. Chrzanowski
Age: 58
Occupation: Retired Macomb County Circuit Court Judge
Municipality of residence: Harrison Township
For how long: No answer given
Online campaign information: MaryChrzanowskiforProsecutor.com
Education: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice “With Distinction” 1982. University of Detroit School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, Juris Doctor 1985.
Previously held elected offices: Macomb County Circuit Judge, January 1993-June 2016.
Top goals: I would like to bring integrity and transparency to the Prosecutor’s office.  I would like to give the people of Macomb County the confidence that their safety and well being is protected by an office that cares about their families.  I want to be tough on crime but also, maintain an understanding that at times treatment for addiction is important to stop the revolving door of criminal behavior.

Republican
Peter J. Lucido
Age: 60
Occupation: Michigan State Senator, 8th District
Municipality of residence: Shelby Township
For how long: Over 20 years in Shelby TWP, lifetime Macomb County Resident
Online campaign information: https://www.peterjlucido.com/
Education: St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School, 1974; De La Salle Collegiate High School, 1978; Macomb Community College, Associate Degree, 1981; Oakland University, Bachelor Degree, Public Administration and Business, 1983; Central Michigan University, Master of Business, 1984; Detroit College of Law (now known as Michigan State University School of Law), Juris Doctor, Law Degree 1988
Previously held elected offices: Representative 36th district, Michigan House of Representatives
Top goals: Return trust to the prosecutor’s office and rid corruption in Macomb County. Create an anti-corruption & integrity task force bringing transparency to the office and a process where all citizens can bring corrupt behavior forward and know it will be fairly investigated.
Keep the citizens safe and advocate for victim’s rights, especially the vulnerable such as seniors and disabled.
Bring justice for all citizens of Macomb County regardless of race, nationality, religion, or financial status.


Macomb County Sheriff
Two candidates are running for one four-year term.

Democrat
Anthony Wickersham (I)
Age: 58
Occupation: Macomb County Sheriff
Municipality of residence: Bruce Township
For how long: One year
Online campaign information: Wickersham2020@outlook.com
Education: Associates Degree in Law Enforcement, Macomb Community College, Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University . Graduate of the 208th  Session of the FBI National Academy, graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
Previously held elected offices: Macomb County Sheriff since 2011
Top goals: Continue to work with our contracted communities to ensure we are meeting their Law Enforcement needs.  Work with the criminal justice stakeholders in Macomb County to improve the operation of the Macomb County Jail. Recruiting the best candidates to fill our vacant positions and be able to draw from a diverse background of applicants and ensure we retain them.

Republican
Terence Mekoski
Age: 55
Occupation: Senior Financial Investigator for the Opioid Strike Force assigned to the DEA
Municipality of residence: Shelby Township
For how long: No answer given
Online campaign information: https://www.mekoski.com/, https://www.facebook.com/Terence.H.Mekoski/
Education: Columbia Southern University: Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in progress; Northwestern University: School of Police Staff and Command: Command Certification; DEA Training Academy, Quantico, VA: Drug Unit Commanders Academy: Training Certificate; Macomb Community College: 2 Year Associates; Detroit Police Academy: Police Officer Certification; Wayne County Corrections Academy: Corrections Certification
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: My three main areas of concern: Opioid crisis, county jail, and department public relations. I’ve commanded drug task forces that took thousands of pounds of drugs off the street. I’ve been part of the best-run jail system while working in Oakland County. I know what it takes to maintain the highest level of care and security. I would assign the right deputies to task forces that will help build positive relationships within the community.


Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds
Two candidates are running for one four-year term.

Republican
Anthony Forlini
Age: 58
Occupation: District Director for 10th Congressional District
Municipality of residence: Harrison Township
For how long: 34 years
Online campaign information: www.forliniforus.com
Education: BBA Western Michigan University, CFP University of Denver
Previously held elected offices: Harrison Township Supervisor, State Representative
Top goals: The Clerk, the main overseer of elections, should be above political party leanings. My administration will continue our history of putting residents above party politics. I have written laws as a Michigan legislator that protected the sanctity of the ballot and require training for poll workers. The doors of the Macomb County Clerk’s office have been closed to the public since March. We will have them safely reopened for the taxpayers like every other municipality.

Democrat
Fred Miller (I)
Age: 46
Occupation: Macomb County Clerk & Register of Deeds
Municipality of residence: Mount Clemens
For how long: 18+ years
Online campaign information: www.thefredmillerspot.com
Education: B.A. in Political Theory from James Madison College at Michigan State University
Previously held elected offices: Michigan State Representative (3 terms) 2005-2010; Macomb County Commissioner (3 terms) 2011-2016; Macomb County Clerk & Register of Deeds (partial term) 2018-present
Top goals: As County Clerk, I cleaned up the mess left by the disgraced former clerk and improved services by establishing the ‘Senior Advocate’ hotline, reducing office wait times, and bringing a Mobile Clerk’s Office to every corner of the county. I turned down perks of taxpayer-funded county car and free gas. While neighboring county clerk offices shut down during COVID, we were nationally recognized for finding innovative ways to maintain services while protecting workers and public.


Macomb County Public Works Commissioner
Two candidates are running for one four-year term.

Democrat
Toni Moceri
Age: 41
Occupation: Non-profit management
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: 41 years
Online campaign information: https://www.facebook.com/tonimoceri
Education: Master of Research, London Consortium at Birkbeck, University of London
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan
Previously held elected offices: Macomb County Commissioner, District 4, 2009-2010
Macomb County Commissioner, District 1, 2011-2014
Top goals: Climate resilient infrastructure: Our standards for infrastructure and permitting need to be updated and responsive to climate change. We need climate resilient infrastructure that can withstand increasingly
unpredictable weather and major rain events.
Clean water: Ensuring our water resources are safe and secure through stormwater and pollution management and public education.
Stronger ethics and reform: Stronger ethics rules to keep our elected officials accountable including bans on elected officials receiving political contributions from contractors.

Republican
Candice S. Miller (I)
Age: 66
Occupation: Macomb County Public Works Commissioner
Municipality of residence: Harrison Township
For how long: All my life!
Online campaign information: None
Education: Northwood University and Macomb Community College
Previously held elected offices: US House of Representatives — MI 10; Michigan Secretary of State; Macomb County Treasurer; Harrison Township Supervisor
Top goals: Continue to improve water quality and quality of life for all Macomb County residents and remain a critical component of economic prosperity.


Macomb County Treasurer
Two candidates are running for one four-year term.

Democrat
Lorie Barnwell
Age: 36
Occupation: City of Warren Treasurer
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: 10 years
Online campaign information: www.barnwellformacomb.com
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan
Previously held elected offices: Currently elected Warren Treasurer since 2015
Top goals: I will eliminate payment fees, install new money-saving technology that will expand payment options, provide greater investment return and transparency, provide free financial seminars, offer mobile office hours to help residents stay in their home, and establish a task force to ensure businesses have stability through this pandemic crisis. I have achieved many of these things in Warren, and I am ready to help all Macomb County residents obtain the services they need and deserve!

Republican
Larry Rocca (I)
Age: 76
Occupation: Macomb County Treasurer
Municipality of residence: Clinton Township
For how long: 15 years
Online campaign information: www.larryrocca.com
Education: Bachelor Degree from Oakland University: 1980
Associate Degree from Macomb Community College: 1977
Previously held elected offices: I am the current Macomb County Treasurer and have been a precinct delegate for over 40 years.
Top goals: 1. Continue to enhance services, extend taxpayer outreach programs and further enhance technology, building on the work of the past 4 years.
2. Minimize the impact of COVID-19 by implementing additional programs that support taxpayers and businesses.
3. Continue to grow the “Keep Macomb Your Home” Program, building upon the enhancements of the past 4 years.
4. Continue to be a watchdog for taxpayers. I will speak out to ensure a transparent and accountable government.


Judge of District Court — 40th District Incumbent Position
Joseph Craigen Oster (I), running unopposed.


Justice of the Supreme Court
Seven candidates are running for two eight-year terms.

Susan L. Hubbard
Age: 59 years old
Occupation: Judge of Wayne County Third Judicial Circuit Court, Civil Division
Municipality of residence: Reside in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
For how long: Lifelong Michigan resident, grew up in Dearborn, moved to Grosse Pointe Farms 8 years ago.
Online campaign information: HubbardforJustice.com
Education: Wayne State University, B.A. Detroit College of Law, J.D. Fordson High School, Dearborn
Previously held elected offices: Elected in 1985 to Dearborn City Council — 1986-1989
Elected in 1989 to Wayne County Commission — 1989-2004
Elected in 2010 to Wayne County Circuit Court — 2011-2016
Re-elected in 2016 to Wayne County Circuit Court — 2017-present-2022
Top goals: As Justice, I will protect the constitutional rights of Michigander’s by addressing, without delay, important issues such as the constitutionality of the 1945 Emergency Powers of Governor Act. As the third generation in my family to serve in public office, I know the importance of protecting our democracy of representation of the people, by the people, for all the people. I will ensure that our system of checks and balances is upheld.

Mary Kelly
Age: 62
Occupation: Former 30-year assistant prosecutor. Current Lawyer Guardian Ad Litem for children involved in neglect and abuse cases in foster care system.
Municipality of residence: St. Clair County
For how long: 36 years
Online campaign information: MaryKellyforJustice.com
Education: Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law; Bachelor of Science Michigan State University
Previously held elected offices: No answer given
Top goals: As a Justice on the Michigan Supreme Court, my goals will be simple: to uphold the rule of law and deliver justice for the people of our great state. The role of a judge is not to make law, but to enforce and uphold the law. The Supreme Court also administers the judicial system throughout the state, and I will ensure our court system delivers equal justice for all.

Bridget Mary McCormack (I)
Age: 54
Occupation: Law
Municipality of residence: Ann Arbor, MI
For how long: 22 years
Online campaign information: www.bridgetmarymccormack.com
Education: In 1988, I graduated from Trinity College, a small liberal arts school in Hartford, Connecticut where I earned a B.A. with honors in political science and philosophy. I graduated from New York University Law School in 1991, where I was a Root-Tilden Scholar and earned the Anne Petluck Poses Prize in Clinical Advocacy.
Previously held elected offices: Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, 2013-present
Top goals: If re-elected, I will continue the progress of the Justice For All Taskforce, which aims to achieve 100% access to the civil justice system in Michigan. Currently, eight of 10 Michiganders can’t afford a lawyer in civil legal problems. There is also an absence of innovation and technology in courts, which costs them transparency, efficiency and access. We have made great progress recently, but we need to make processes more user friendly and efficient.

Kerry Lee Morgan
Age: 65
Occupation: Attorney
Municipality of residence: Redford Township
For how long: 30 years
Online campaign information: www.pck-law.com/attor ney/kerry-l-morgan
Education: Regent University, M.A. Public Policy, magna cum laude, 1985. Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1981. Michigan State University, B.A. Political Science and Criminal Justice, with honors, 1977.
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: The Supreme Court needs Justices who will apply the law as written, not as it ought to be written in the mind of the Judge. My background in the law for over 40 years has taught me the importance of this purpose. I can bring a balanced respect for the written law and the Constitution in particular to the bench, so that justice may be done.

Katherine Mary Nepton
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Brock Swartzle
Age: 49
Occupation: Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals
Municipality of residence: Ingham County
For how long: 16 years
Online campaign information: BrockForJustice.com
Education: B.S., University of Michigan; J.D., George Mason University School of Law
Previously held elected offices: Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals
Top goals: We have the greatest legal system in the world — if you can afford it. Justice that is too expensive is not justice. We must make access to justice cheaper for everyone, from the single mom to the corner storekeeper to the low-income juvenile to our major employers. Therefore, (1) we need to make pretrial procedures cheaper and court records free online, and (2) we need to intervene early with juveniles who enter the justice system.

Elizabeth M. Welch
Age: 50
Occupation: Attorney
Municipality of residence: East Grand Rapid
For how long: 13 years
Online campaign information: welchforjustice.com
Education: Penn State University, B.A. with honors. Ohio State University, J.D.
Previously held elected offices: East Grand Rapids Board of Education, 2012-Jan. 2020
Top goals: The vast majority of litigants lack access to counsel. We must utilize technology and new pathways to ensure everyone can access justice fairly. Additionally, the lack of complete data makes it impossible to fully understand our criminal justice system. The court should modernize technology platforms in order to gather data in a usable format so that we ensure justice is delivered fairly across all demographics and programs are implemented that ensure safer communities.


Judge of Macomb County Probate Court
Two candidates are running for one six-year term

Kathryn A. George (I)
Age: 69
Occupation: Macomb County Probate Court Judge
Municipality of residence: Sterling Heights, Michigan
For how long: 30 years
Online campaign information: www.reelectjudgegeorge.com
Education: Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Juris Doctorate
Previously held elected offices: Sterling Heights Citycouncilwoman
Top goals: Upon reelection, I will continue to meet the needs of the public in spite of COVID restrictions. I am focused on improving services and updating the court due to changes in the law. This court is charged with the responsibility of protecting our most vulnerable citizens, which include guardianship and conservatorship over adults and children needing protection, and mentally ill individuals. My combined medical and legal background help me to better address their needs.

Lynn M. Maison
Age: 55
Occupation: Attorney
Municipality of residence: Harrison Township
For how long: 29 years
Online campaign information: votelynnmaison.com
Education: Wayne State University Law School - J.D. 1996; Wayne State University - B.S. in Education 1992; Macomb Community College - Associates Degree 1989
Previously held elected offices: None.
Top goals: If elected, my goal is to serve residents with the experience, integrity, and compassion they deserve. With 20 years of experience in probate practice, I would deliver decisions consistent with probate law. Having represented clients from all angles of probate practice, I understand the positions of individuals coming before the court and would treat everyone with dignity and respect. Being able to work full-time and prepare for court hearings, I can improve overall court efficiency.

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