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9/11 and American Pie

Posted on: September 11th, 2016 by Michael S No Comments

911On this 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, The Pentagon, and Johnstown, PA, I am reminded of the song American Pie by Don McLean, which, while it predates me by a couple of years, I think is a relevant example of how a single event can change the collective consciousness of American society, and a single generation in particular.¹ (more…)

First Digital Spot

Posted on: July 7th, 2016 by Michael S No Comments

I will be your hardest working trustee. Here is a brief spot outlining three of my priorities:

Birmingham Eccentric Publishes Candidate Profiles

Posted on: June 4th, 2016 by Michael S No Comments
Published on June 3rd by the Birmingham Eccentric:

Bloomfield Township Candidates Seek Cooperation on Board

After reading the profiles of the candidates who took the time to respond to the reporter, it is quite clear that I am the candidate who is most focused on the future and not the past. My plan calls for addressing the transparency, efficiency, and responsiveness of the township government, while gathering and addressing the needs of the younger families who are moving into the township, buying homes, and investing in their properties. As the only candidate with a young family, I bring that key perspective to the board.

A Memorial Day Memory

Posted on: May 30th, 2016 by Michael S No Comments

American FlagAs I reflect this Memorial Day, I think about the many servicemen and women I worked with while I was a civilian contractor at the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. I graduated college right in the aftermath of the “dot com” bubble burst. Rather than start my job in New York consulting for high tech companies, the commercial recession and then 9/11, forced my hand, as my employer only had openings in their federal government consulting group. (more…)

“Keep Speaking Your Mind”

Posted on: May 10th, 2016 by Michael S No Comments

 As I have gone around talking to my neighbors and fellow Bloomfield Township residents about this race, the most common question I get asked is: why am I doing this? For me, running for office and giving back to the community through advocacy and service is not a new idea, nor is it just a reaction to the toxic politics currently arresting our township board. To understand my passion for this, you need to go back to something that happened to me when I was 12 years old. (more…)


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