This election season could be great for Livonia. Just think if we had lots of forums, discussions, issues. Literature with real platforms and ideas.
The list of candidates provide ample evidence that we will see the passing of the torch to a new generation of leaders with fresh ideas, new approaches and without ties to the "we have always done it this way" attitude.
I am excited and plan to spend time this summer getting to know all the voters so an informed decision can be made. By me. It is up to you to look at them, set aside partisanship, group connections, endorsements. . .and ask "which candidate will represent all the residents, engage the community and define solutions that we all can work on."
Let the political process begin.
One last thought. With the biggest art weekend of the year coming up on May 15 (50th Anniversary dinner of the Livonia Civic Chorus), May 16 (Livonia Symphony Garden Party), May 17 (Livonia Civic Chorus 50th Anniversary Concert), it sure would be great to see all the candidates out supporting the reason Livonia is the cultural heartbeat of Michigan. The Livonia Art Community. Let me know if you need tickets.
5 For Mayor
L-R Brian Meakin, Dennis Wright, Patrick Paddock, John Pastor
Not pictured: Leo Weber
4 For City Clerk
L-R Susan Nash, Eileen McDonnell, Brian Duggan
3 for City Treasurer
16 For Livonia City Council
Top: Scott Bahr, Stacey Dogonski, Kathleen McIntyre, Brandon Kritzman
Second row: Tim Klisz, Christopher Martin, Jimmy Jolly, Ken Crider
Third row: Cathy White, Seth McRobb, Lucas McGrail, Brett Gierak
Bottom: Steve King, Tom Berry
Pictures were taken from the best public sources available. If no picture is used it is not for the lack of trying.