2017 Candidate Interview: Mark Gunn for Troy City Council

2017 Candidate Interview: Mark Gunn for Troy City Council

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 17, 2017)

Troy, MI – Mark Gunn is one of seven candidates running for three seats for the Troy City Council.  Also on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot are Kumar Giri, David Hamilton, Ellen Hodorek, Paul McCown, Edward Pennington and Sunil Silvaraman.

Gunn has had entrepreneurial experience, including in real estate, as an insurance inspector, Christmas light decorator, and former owner of Carlo’s Pizza and Pasta and Pasta to Go. He holds a Master’s degree from Walsh and is the Vice President of the Dad’s Club at his kid’s school.

“There’s three reasons I’m running,” Gunn said.  “First of all there’s quite a bit of debate within our city about the green space versus over development.  And some residents have reached out to City Council members who are running and said what would be our opinion on the question they’re talking about.  I’ve listened to some of their concerns. And even though I’m a Real Estate broker, I take great pride in developing properties.  I also understand having properties overdeveloped to the point where it’s kind of stepping onto the homeowner’s grounds and they can’t enjoy their property that they’re paying taxes for… The second reason… is fiscal responsibility.  …I don’t want all of a sudden just because we have a surplus that we’re going to go on a spending spree and developing property that probably doesn’t need to be developed at the city level.  And the third reason I’m running… is city services… With the library, with the police department, with the schools, I think we could also enhance that with technology.”

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