Hazel Park Councilperson Tom Selman Candidate Interview (video)

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(C. Proxmire, October 17, 2015)

Hazel Park Councilperson Tom Selman is hoping to be elected to the seat he gained by appointment earlier this year, and he’s committed to doing it without asking for any contributions from individuals and businesses. Armed with a Facebook page, his record of perfect attendance at City Council meetings, and his life-long developed reputation, he will be one of six candidates on the ballot for four seats on Nov. 3, 2015.

Selman moved to Hazel Park when he was three years old, and the city itself was just four. Schrock2015_ad_twocitiesApart from a couple of years in the army he’s been part of the community, serving on boards and commissions and working his way up to management in Harmony House.

Through his years at the iconic local record store, Selman watched many in the community grow up. And when Harmony House was liquidated in the early 2000’s, it gave him even more time to be engaged in local politics, though most often as an active resident.

If elected he says he will focus on keeping Hazel Park financially solvent and out of the hands of Lansing politicians, continuing to encourage development, and working to persuade Lansing that more needs to done to fix the harm caused by their policies such deteriorating roads and declining revenue sharing.

On the ballot for Nov. 3 are incumbents Jeffrey Keeton, Andy LeCrueaux, Tom Selman and Michael Webb, plus Aubry and Alissa Sullivan. Voters can choose up to four.

Mayor Jan Parisi is on the ballot unopposed.

Check out the interview with Tom Selman below, set at one of Hazel Park’s newest hotspots, Mabel Gray:

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All candidates had been invited to do an interview. Below are links or updates for the other candidates:

Amy Aubry (click here for interview)

Jeffrey Keeton (coming soon)

Andy LeCrueaux (click here for interview)

Tom Selman (click here for interview)

Alissa Sullivan (click here for interview)

Michael Webb (declined, stating “I don’t do interviews”)

Mayor Jan Parisi (click here for interview)

Please note that the oc115 does not endorse any political candidates. Nor are statements made by candidates in this video series fact-checked. This series is an attempt at introducing oc115 readers to as many candidates in Oakland County as possible and we are doing our best to make sure that each candidate has an opportunity.

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