Michael has been the Canton Clerk since 2016 and is currently Third-Vice President of the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks (MAMC) and President of the Association of Wayne County Clerks.
Michael grew up in the community, graduating from Canton High School. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and graduated with a bachelors degree in Political Science. While there, he interned for Congressman John Dingell and was elected to serve on the Canton Public Library Board. He earned a Master's of Science in Taxation from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business and worked at Siegrist & Siegrist, CPA.
Michael was elected to the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Board of Education. As clerk Michael has been accredited by the Bureau of Elections, certified by the MAMC and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, and earned a Certificate in Election Administration from the Humphry School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and currently serves on the advisory board for the program as a graduate.
After realigning voter precincts, expanding the permanent absentee list, and adding new voting locations, Michael helped make it easier to vote, save taxpayer money, and reduce wait times at the polls. Michael has been appointed to the Legislative Committee and Council of Elected Officials with MAMC.
In 2020 Michael successfully ran the largest turnout of voters and absentee ballots in Canton’s history and is a leading expert on election matters in Michigan. His office won a Clearinghouse Award from the United States Election Assistance Commission for “Outstanding Innovation in Election Cybersecurity and Technology.” He was elected Township Clerk of the Year in 2021 by the over 1,500 municipal clerks in Michigan.