In the following days, Fenton Patch will introduce the area candidates running for public office in the upcoming election.
Today, we meet Steve Losey, Democratic candidate of the 51st District House of Representatives, who will challenge Ryan Starski for the position in the Aug. 7 primary for the right to compete for the position in November.
You can read about other candidates and the latest election news on Fenton Patch.
How long have you lived in the area?
I've lived in Linden for 10 years.
What community and civic organizations are you currently involved in?
I'm currently serving as a Trustee on the Linden Community Schools Board of Education. I also serve as Vice President of the Chestnut Grove Home owners association.
Why did you want to run for office?
To bring the voice of the middle class to Lansing.
What personal and professional experiences make you qualified to hold that position?
Husband, Father, Teacher, School Board Trustee, Union Leader. I'm about as "middle of the road" as you can get.
What is the most important issue and what do you intend to do about it during your term in office?
The extinction of the Middle Class. Accessibility and Accountability. I intend to make myself available to hear anyone and everyone that wants to be heard. I intend to help the 51st be a driving force in the success of Genesee/Oakland Counties and Michigan 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 see the 51st District as being a place where folks want to bring (or start) their family's to work, play and grow old together in. To accomplish that, we need to get folks to vote. They need to take an active roll in approaching our legislators, telling them what's important to them and holding those legislators accountable.