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PERSONAL
  • Lifelong Michigan resident

  • Gaylord resident since 1995

  • Married. (Brenda) Two children, four grandchildren

  • Owner of the Snowman Cam

  • Avid outdoorsman

  • Christian Constitutional Conservative

  • Member Evangelical Free Church in Gaylord

  • Lifetime member of the NRA

  • Member of Right to Life

  • Member of Farm Bureau

  • Member Chamber of Commerce

  • Pro 2nd Amendment

  • CPL holder

PROFESSIONAL
  • 40+ year small business owner in real estate and property management

  • Chairman Otsego County Board of Commissioners​

  • Immediate Past-President Michigan Association of Counties in Lansing

 

  • Immediate Past-President Northern Michigan Counties Association

  • Current Member Board of Directors National Association of Counties in Washington D.C.

  • Currently serving on many committees on the Local, State and National levels

  • Planning Commission, Environmental, Transportation

  • Rotarian

GOALS
  • Reduce taxes, fees and regulations

  • Protect our way of life in Northern Michigan

  • Encourage managed growth

  • Protect our natural resources

  • Encourage businesses and industry to create living wage jobs in the area

  • Continue to be a strong voice for Northern Michigan

 

Education​

  • Graduate Liberty University – Advanced Bible Study and Biblical Counseling.

  • Graduate County Leadership Institute Washington D.C.

Endorsements 

  • Glen Catt - Previous Owner of Glen's Market

  •  John Jenkins - Mayor of Gaylord

  • Joe Messenger - Owner of Gaylord Funeral Home

  • Gwendolyn Ford - Owner of Wink Salon

  • Courtney & Mike Willits - Owners of Cutting Edge Computers 

  • Josh Powell - Parametric

  • Jennifer Mitchell - Service Adviser

  •  Bob & Robin Elam - Owners of BJ's Event Center

  • Kevin Johnson - Owner of Johnson Oil Company 

  • Colin Hunter - Circuit Court Judge

  • Sheila Simpson - SCORE

  • Jim & Jennifer Akans – Weekly Choice Newspaper

  • Nick Florian – President, Otsego Lake Association

  • Ed & Cathy Hunt – Integrity Construction

  • Mary Sanders – Hayes Township Supervisor/Accessor

  • Michelle Noirot – Bagley Township Supervisor

  • Celeste Szymanski – Bagley Township Trustee

  • Pearl Lake – Retired Medical Field

  • Natalie Cottle - Nurse

  • Jerry & Sue Beattie – Owner of Sled Shed

  • Phil Hofwebber – Edward Jones Financial Consultant

  • Matt and Holly Barresi – Gaylord Airport Manager

  • Stan & Melissa Ponstein – Kent County Commissioner

  • Dan & Tami Hunt – Lawn Care Specialist

  • Jon & Dina Sumner – Windfield Farm Rusty Rooster

  • Chris & Sheila Zeiter – Plumbing and Heating

  • Suzy DeFeyter – Otsego County Clerk

  • Dona Wishart – Director Commission on Aging

  • Bill Wishart – Gaylord City Councilman

  • Matt Nowicki – Otsego County Sheriff

  • Rachel Frisch – Otsego County Administrator

  • Connie Hayes – Retired Nurse

  • Sue Cook – Senior Home Care

  • Luke Datema –  Owner of Datema Media

  • Jenni Caverson – Exec Services

  • Jason Caverson – Wade Trim

  • Gary Wnuk – Alcona County Commissioner

  • Jerimiah Ford – Forest Management

  • Gwendolyn Ford – Owner Wink Salon and Spa

  • Ron LeBourdias – VFW Post Commander

  • Ellie Panci – Victims’ Rights Advocate Prosecutor’s Office

  • Terra Deming – HR Director Munson/OMH Hospital

  • Loretta Lee – Retired OMH

  • Paul Beachnau – Director Gaylord Tourism Bureau

  • Mark Lambries – Retired Spartan Foods.

  • Vicky Glasser – Home Healthcare

  • Bruce & Barb Brown – Alpine Chocolat Haus

  • Doug Johnson – Mid-North Printing/County Commissioner

  • Sheldon & Sue Smith – Retired Voice Over Artist and Attorney

  • Lori Moser – Retired Air Force

  • Jim Grisso – Former Editor Gaylord Herald Times

  • Ron Fisk – F & F Excavating

  • Russ Smith – Retired Wholesale Salt Distribution

  • Paul Hartmann – Retired and Chairs Planning Commission

  • Thom & Victoria LeFevre – Retired Phone Company Lineman

  • Danny Watson – Retired Autoworker

  • Carol Leser – Retired Autoworker

  • Larry and Amy Corell – Pastor

  • Tom Stillings – Political Consultant​

  • Paul Slough - Attorney 

  • Bill Whyte - Real Estate Broker

  • Paul Liss - County Commissioner

  • Sheila Zeiter - Manufacturing 

  • Jim Lappan -  Lappan's of Gaylord

  • Larry Edwards - Past Owner of Bearded Dogg Restaurant

  • Eric Clink - Builder 

  • Cherie Hogan - Retired Auto Sales

  • Marcus Wegmeyer - Insurance 

  • David Delaney - Attorney

  • Bob Marsh - Telecom 

  • Mark Warren - Owner of Dependable Concrete 

  • Karl Scheiterlein - Retired Railroad

  • Larry Beckett - Retired

  • Karin Beyer - Community Liaison  ​

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