In the following days, Fenton Patch will introduce you to the area candidates running for public office in the upcoming election.
Today, we meet Mark Goupil, Fenton Township Trustee candidate who will be running against newcomers Shaun Shumaker, Andrew Marko and incumbents Robert Kesler and Vince Lorraine.
You can read about other candidates and the latest election news on Fenton Patch.
How long have you lived in the area?
Lifelong Fenton Township resident, 46 years
What community and civic organizations are you currently involved in?
I have been on the Fenton Township board for 8 years. I am involved in Lake Fenton youth sports and served a coach for football and softball
Why did you want to run for office?
I am seeking re-election to continue to keep Fenton Township moving in a positive direction. Being on the township board, I keep up to date on what is going on in the township community. I can then work to keep it moving in the direction that I feel is best for the residents as a whole.
What personal and professional experiences make you qualified to hold that position?
Four generations of my family have called Fenton Township home. Being on the board for 8 years, I have knowledge of the inner workings of the township and strive to make decisions that serve the best interest of the residents.
What is the most important issue and what do you intend to do about it during your term in office?
I really don't feel there is one issue that is the most important. Each issue is important to the people that it impacts. I objectively look at each issue individually and make the best decision as to whether it is a benefit or burden to the township residents as a whole.
What is your vision for the area, where do you see the area in 10 or even 20 years, and what does the area need to do now to realize that vision?
I want to maintain the small town feel that the township currently has. I want to know my neighbors and know that everyone looks out for each other. I will continue to vote in a way that keeps the township moving in a positive direction.