On the Ballot: Gregory Kucera Jr., City Council
Longtime resident has regularly attended City Council meetings for the past eight years and now looks to fill an empty seat.
Occupation: Retired illustrator and production artist
Family: Lives in Clawson with his wife, Nancy; has two adult children and two grandchildren.
Community Activities: Clawson Lions Club, Clawson Eagles, American Legion, Zoning Board of Appeals
What are the biggest challenges facing Clawson? Declining property values, a low tax base, improving the conditions of City Park
What solutions do you support? Encouraging new, diversified businesses to help increase our tax base, maintaining a high level of city services such as snow removal and trash pick-up to keep Clawson a desirable place to live, holding fundraisers and seeking grant money for City Park improvements.
What makes you a good candidate? "One of my traits is patience and I will listen to both sides of an issue before forming my opinion. I want the best leadership for Clawson and I feel I would bring a solid background to the City Council."
More on elections
Clawson Patch is profiling all the candidates this week. Here are the other profiles:
Brady DiAntonio: Community volunteer has a passion for politics.
Todd Shattuck: Mavericks general manager hopes to find solutions for city budget cuts.