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State Representative, 27th District, Michigan
Election Date: July 3, 2012
About the Candidate:
John writes, “I am married to Pat, and we have been residents of Huntington Woods for 35 years. I was born and raised in Milwaukee, before a career change brought me to Michigan. I served on the Huntington Woods Library Board prior to my being elected to the Huntington Woods City Commission for a four year term. Later, I was appointed by the Governor as a Workers' Compensation Magistrate, where I heard and decided injured workers' disability claims for 13 years. I served under two Michigan Governors, subject to being re-appointed by them. My experience in legislative and budgetary functions, as well as exercising judgment in applying the law, give me a unique background to serve as the next State Representative in Michigan's 27th District.
“I received my undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Later, I obtained my MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati. While working in my Small Business Consulting and tax accounting practice, I attended Detroit College of Law, receiving my JD Degree in 1984, passing the Michigan Bar Exam a few months later. While in my private practice as an attorney, I worked with small business clients on tax and business legal matters, as well as personal taxation and estate planning. I help serve the community as an active member in my Kiwanis Club, where I have held the offices of President and Lt. Governor. I also am a member of the Knights of Columbus Council in Berkley. Although I have been a “small L” libertarian for quite a few years, I have been a card-carrying member of the “capital L” Libertarians for the last three years. I currently hold the office of Secretary in the Oakland County Libertarian Party.