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About Michael

I grew up in this community and learned about hard work and public service from my parents who were CPAs with a firm in Plymouth. It was from my father that I gained a respect for serving the public and my mother who taught me how to listen. I am a product of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, having graduated from Canton High School.

 

I attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. While there, I interned for Congressman John Dingell and was elected to serve on the Canton Public Library Board. Both experiences taught me how connected we are and how our common problems require common solutions. I graduated with a bachelor's in political science and, after my father’s cancer diagnosis, joined the family firm doing accounting and tax work. I was elected to the Board of Education, where I was able to give back to the same school community that provided me the tools to be successful.

 

In 2016, I ran for Clerk because I believe free and fair elections are the foundation our democracy is built on. Once elected, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work assisting the Board of Canvassers with two recounts, becoming accredited by the Bureau of Elections, and certified by the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks (MAMC).

 

In 2018, I ran the largest midterm election in over half a century and the highest turnout primary in Canton history. After realigning voter precincts, expanding the permanent absentee list, and adding new voting locations, I helped make it easier to vote, save taxpayer money on running elections, and reducing wait times at the polls. I was elected Treasurer of the Association of Wayne County Clerks and was appointed to the Legislation Committee and Council of Elected Officials with MAMC.

 

I reside in Canton with my best friend and wife, Lindsey, our newborn son Jack, and our three dogs, Nola, Biggie Smalls, and Teddy Roosevelt. I remain dedicated to administering secure elections and expanding voting rights in our community and look forward to continuing the rewarding work of being your Clerk.