MARCH 2013

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Local Offices & Candidates
Michael P. O'Hare
District 1 County Commissioner
Reelected in 2008. O'Hare is our current Chair of the Saginaw County Commissioners Board. - A retired GM worker and U.S. Army veteran, he has also served as Chesaning Township Supervisor.

Cheryl M. Hadsall
District 3 County Commissioner
The Board Chairperson for 2006-2008, Cheryl Hadsall was first appointed to the Board in February 2002 and has served there since.

Pat Campbell
District 5 County Commissioner
A thirty year employee at Saginaw Steering Gear/ Delphi, Pat Campbell has served on the Board of Directors of Health Plus of Michigan.

Eddie F. Foxx
District 6 County Commissioner
Reelected in 2010 - Employed as an engineer at Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems, Foxx is a former County Commissioner and longtime community activist.

Robert M. (Moe) Woods, Jr.
District 7 County Commissioner
Reelected in 2008 - "Moe" Woods has been elected to the County Board of Commissioners for ten two year terms, and has represented District 7 continuously since 1993. He is a barber shop owner.

Carl E. Ruth
District 8 County Commissioner
Reelected in 2008 - A Delta College Academic Advisor, Carl Ruth is a graduate of Western Michigan University (B.S. in Political Science) and Central Michigan University (Masters in Education Adm.).

Michael J. Hanley
District 9 County Commissioner
First elected County Commissioner in 2008 and Reelected in 2010. He is a former Saginaw City councilman, state House Democratic Leader and current President of UAW Local 699.

Bregitte Braddock
District 10 County Commissioner
Elected as the County Board Chairperson for 2009. On the board since 1995, Bregitte Braddock is a Production Control and Logistics Manager at Delphi Steering Systems.

Timothy M. Novak
District 15 County Commissioner
The newly elected Vice Chairman of the Board, he was first elected in 2002. He also won elections in 2004, 2006, and 2008.

Janet Boes
Circuit Court Judge
In 2008, Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed Janet as judge for the State of Michigan Tenth Judicial Circuit – Saginaw County. Judge Boes will be on the ballot for the first time in 2010.

Candidate Details
Michael J. Hanley
District 9 County Commissioner

June 2006 – Present
President – UAW Local 699

Activities: Responsible for executive leadership of 12,000 member organization. Chair and lead Executive Board and Membership in making decision about the expenditures from our $500,000 + annual budget. Appointment and leadership of standing committee system. Administer programs that serve membership. Supervision of two full time employees. All aspects of facility maintenance contracting. Public affairs. Supervise and edit all publications. Coordinating member training programs. Member of the Bargaining Committee.

2003 - 2006
Autoworker – Delphi – Saginaw Steering Division

Community Liaison - Office of Congressman James A. Barcia

Activities: Represented Congressman at meetings and events. Kept Congressman informed on district issues and events. Performed constituent outreach, Veteran’s and Internal Revenue Service casework.

House Democratic Leader - Michigan House of Representatives

Activities: Led and managed 52 member caucus with 50 employees and a two million dollar budget. Direct and supervisory involvement with policy development/coordination, grassroots and large scale organizing and persuasion programs, building and maintaining networks of organizations and individuals, message development, media relations, public speaking, campaign management, issue management, crisis management, selection and supervision of campaign consultants, candidate recruitment and fund raising.

Assistant Associate Speaker Pro Tempore - Michigan House of Representatives

Activities: Member of Democratic Caucus leadership team. Presided over House sessions. Chair, Committee on Urban Policy and Economic Development. Member, Tax Policy Committee, Public Utilities Committee, Oversight and Ethics Committee, Legislative Council. Founder, Hanley Charitable Foundation.

State Representative - Michigan House of Representatives

Activities: Vice Chair, Urban Policy Committee. Member, Human Services Committee. Responsible for two way constituent communications program, voting on budgets and other statutes, constituent casework, working with stakeholders in Saginaw to create a variety of opportunities. Founding member and charter Co-Chair of House Bipartisan Urban Caucus.

Member - Saginaw City Council

Activities: Policy maker. Voting on budget and ordinances. Served as Chair of the Housing Task Force, and as a member of more than a dozen committees, commissions, and non-profit boards which dealt with environmental, planning, human services and housing issues. Mayor Pro Tempore, 1991-1993.

Autoworker - Delphi Saginaw 4000 E. Holland, Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Activities: A variety of production and inspection functions. Served for one year as full time Plant newsletter editor. Savings from this employment paid for college.

Educational Experience
Bachelor's Degree, Summa Cum Laude (3.93 GPA) 1987
Western Michigan University
Political Science Major
History Minor

1976-2001 Other Colleges, Universities, Programs
Delta College, University Center, MI
Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland - exchange student, summers of 1980 and 1981 through WMU
Independent study congressional internship in Washington D.C., summer of 1987 through WMU
Recipient of George F. Klein Scholarship for WMU student displaying the highest level of excellence in the study of foreign relations 1987
Graduate of University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Emerging Political Leaders 1995 (100 participants invited nationwide)

Current Community Involvement
United Way of Saginaw County Board of Directors
Saginaw Downtown Development Authority
Saginaw County Economic Development Corporation
Saginaw County Revolving Loan Fund Board
Saginaw Riverfront Development Commission
Dow Event Center Advisory Board
Healthsource Saginaw Outlook Committee

Endorsed by the Saginaw County Democratic Party.

Opposing Candidate Information
Unopposed in both Primary and General Election.