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Oakland County Commission District 8

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  • Roland J. Schneider
    (Dem)

  • Phil Weipert
    (Rep)

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Biographical Information

What do you think county’s three most pressing problems are, and where would you start to solve them?

Do you support the proposed millage to fund a regional transit system? Why or why not?

What, in your view, should be the county and the region’s transportation priorities?

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

Do you support the legalization of recreational marijuana?

Has the county taken appropriate steps to prevent gun violence?

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

What should Oakland County do to fix its aging infrastructure?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

City of residence Milford
Age 84
Family Wife Merylene, Four children, four grand children, one great granddaughter
Education B.S. Education Wayne State University. Masters in Educational Psychology Wayne State University.
Vehicles owned Ford Escape, Dodge Dakota
Professional Experience Public school teacher 49 years. 46 in Livonia Michigan
Political Experience Democratic party, elected precinct delegate, State Central Committee member, Legislative Commission.
Race/ethnicity White
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JOBS government needs to be employer of last resort. Return jobs to America. EDUCATION listen to teachers who best know best how to improve education. ECOLOGY develops new energy sources. Support research
SUPPORT Detroit and the Metropolitan Area cannot continue to grow its economy without a system that provides rapid and safe transportation.
Trains on major arteries with frequent connectors.
This is a two way street. Both citizens and law enforcement officers are protected.I support the concept.
Yes but for adults.
No. We need to have better background checks. Attack weapons need to be banned.
Smaller classroom size More input from teachers
State and Federal government need to play a bigger role. Assign prioritys and do what van be done. May need to increase taxes.
Work with State and federal branches and help when he county can.
Roads are the most pressing problem. Push Lansing to provide funding

Finding money for roads .
Michigan should do its share along with other states to ameliorate this growing problem. Safety for our country residents must be insured. The Federal Government needs to help financially.
Help find jobs Provide needed social and medical services Work with schools to improve job related options in curriculum.l
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