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Macomb County Commission District 2

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  • Ronald C. Michals
    (Rep)

  • Marvin E. Sauger
    (Dem)

  • Brian P. Sumeracki
    (UST)

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Biographical Information

What are the most pressing challenges facing the county in the next four years?

What are the county's biggest budgetary concerns, and how would you address them?

How would you propose handling the county jail population and existing and future criminal justice programs?

How would you propose having the county's executive and legislative branches of government work together more cooperatively?

What is your stance on raising elected officials salaries? If you support raises, what kind of raises do you support for the county's non-elected employees?

What programs would you enhance or introduce countywide and why?

What programs would you propose cutting countywide and why?

Which county-provided services need the most improvement, and what suggestions can you offer for making them better?

What is the county’s role in assisting financially struggling cities?

Do you support the proposed millage to fund regional transit in metro Detroit? Why or why not?

What is your position on outfitting the county sheriff’s department with body cameras?

Do you support the legalization of recreational marijuana?

With reports showing Michigan behind on education, what role if any do you see the county taking to improve education?

Has the county taken appropriate steps to prevent gun violence?

What is the county’s role in assisting financially struggling cities?

Where do you stand on settling refugees in Michigan, and Macomb County in particular?

What will you do to improve the lives of low-income residents in Macomb County?

What would you do to improve the county’s workforce development efforts?

How would your policies help to fix aging infrastructure in Macomb County?

Do you support and will you appear at campaign events with your party’s presidential nominee?

Have you ever filed for personal bankruptcy? If so, explain.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor? If so, explain.

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City of residence Center Line
Age 79
Education High School Diploma / Macomb Community College - Law Enforcement
Vehicles owned 2015 Chrysler 200
Professional Experience Employed for 26 years with the Macomb County Sheriff Department
Political Experience 23 years as a County Commissioner
Race/ethnicity N/A
Incumbent? yes
Infrastructure and county roads
Bridges, roads and healthcare
Boot camp - education for juveniles - interaction with known criminals as to why they should not want to be part of the criminal system
More scheduled meetings, more give and take and less negative discussions
An equal amount/same percent for each elected official - 5% means 5% for all
Volunteers needed at all facilities - seniors, homebound persons, veterans and veterans hospital
It would be difficult to cut programs - too many are unionized and to cut services would only push the direction of the county backwards
County roads, transportation and prescription program
Taxes for vacant properties, find rightful owners, if vacant start condemnation proceedings
This has been years in the making. The longer we wait the more costly it becomes. This is cheap and saves time and gas
It is a great idea however what is the cost for saving and storing the film. How many years must film be saved for court litigation? Unless there is a grant what is the total budget for this?
No
Less charter schools. More investment in public schools.
Most legislatures oppose various sales of certain guns - no need for automatic handguns. Legislatures are at odds with the NRA - they need to compromise
Taxpayers who forfeit their homes and property give back to cities to be placed on tax roll for cities to reap some of the benefits
If we have the space use it. Each area city or county should allow equally Do background checks, get them proper education, and correct the language barrier
Get rid of blight. Make landlords more accountable for vacant homes. Reduce the amount of rentals and/or make them more accountable
Pay, benefits , proper promotions
Blight, redo roads, blacktop and cement, proper markings and more lighted areas.
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