2017 Candidate Interview: Mike Skinner for Royal Oak Mayor

2017 Candidate Interview: Mike Skinner for Royal Oak Mayor

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2017)

Royal Oak, MI – Mike D. Skinner is running for Royal Oak Mayor against incumbent Michael Fournier on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot.

Skinner has lived in Royal Oak his whole life and has had several business ventures including a computer business, a putt-putt golf course and currently a greenhouse for herbs and spices.

“I never really was looking at politics as something I would do in my whole life. But I really started looking at what was happening in Royal Oak and I realized that our mayor and our commissioners weren’t listening to the people or the businesses in Royal Oak,” he said. “Because of that, I started investigating more things, and they’re not listening to the people on the south side or the north side or the businesses.  And I feel that it’s time to get some new voices there to be heard, so we have the opportunity to get different opinions and better outcomes.”

Hear more of what Skinner had to say.  Please note that for his interview, he insisted on being outside in spite of the challenges with sound and we accommodated his request:

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Learn more about this candidate’s campaign at: http://www.mikeskinner4mayor.com/.

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