I will continue to fight to ensure that the residents of Ypsilanti Township and Augusta Township have access to opportunities to make our communities successful.
I am proud to call Washtenaw County my home. My wife and I live in the Sugarbrook neighborhood in Ypsilanti Township and we look forward to expanding our family here. Public service has always been extremely important to us and it is what we have both committed our careers to. I worked as a clinical social worker, providing vital mental health services to children, adults, and families. I have also provided services to build wealth in communities and promote economic mobility, including college savings accounts for children and free tax preparation for low-income families. Now, as a professor of social work at the University of Michigan, I teach courses to prepare my students to find policy solutions to address the most pressing problems impacting our society.
During my first term as your county commissioner, I am proud to say that I have already delivered on many of the priorities that I campaigned on. From increasing our investment in our Health Department, to committing funds to launching a countywide Children's Savings Accounts Program, to getting resources to our most vulnerable residents, I have worked tirelessly to ensure that our residents have access to the resources needed to thrive. With your support, I will continue building on that work.