2017 Candidate Interview: Harold Hill for Southfield City Council

2017 Candidate Interview: Harold Hill for Southfield City Council

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 26, 2017)

Southfield, MI – Harold Hill is one of eight people running for four seats on the Southfield City Council in the Nov. 7, 2017 election.  The top three vote-getters will have four year terms, and the fourth highest will get a two year term.  Also on the ballot are Lloyd C. Crews, Myron Frasier, Sara Habbo, Coretta Houge, Nathaniel Lewis, Michael Ari Mandelbaum and Linnie Taylor.

Hill works in the pharmaceutical marketing business and serves as a mentor for autistic youth.  He started coming to City Council meetings because of concern over roads, and has been coming ever since. He gave examples of how he’s helped people communicate concerns to the city including with noise issues and the unsightly appearance of dirt behind Northland Mall.

When asked why people should vote for him, Hill said “They should vote for me because I’ve taken the time to actually learn about the position.  I know a lot of Johnny Come Lately’s.  I’ve been there for three years. They ask me where I was in the early 2000s.  I was raising my kids.  I thought that was job one.  But now that I have the tie all of a sudden I needed to do more.  And once I got to the council meeting I have been integral in getting things done – asking the important questions of when are they going to hire an actual fire chief instead of the temporary one.  That didn’t fall on deaf ears.  I talked about several issues, about Northland, and give ideas to sit back and move it forward. Sometimes you need the platform to get there.”

Hear more of what Hill had to say:

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