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2016 Candidate Interview Ryan Bladzik for State Rep 51st District (video)

Dale Vigliarolo in progress TOP2016 Candidate Interview GT ad 04Ryan Bladzik for State Rep 51st District (video)

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 4, 2016)


Holly, MI – State Representative for the 51st District Joseph (Joe) Graves is facing a challenger on Nov. 8 with Democrat Ryan Blazik running against him. Blazik is the current Village President of Holly, and will be giving up his post to run for the State Representative position.  Libertarian Mark Sanborn of Gaines is also running.

The 51st district encompasses parts of Genesee County and Oakland County, including Argentine, Atlas, Fenton, Flushing, Gaines townships and the cities of Linden and Fenton. Within Judy_Palmer30yearsOakland County it includes the townships of Groveland, Holly and Rose.

Bladzik said he’s running for State Rep because “We’ve gotten a lot done in Holly, but I’ve realize there are a lot of hurdles not only in our community but communities across the state of Michigan, and our schools across the state of Michigan are facing.  And a lot of that comes from decisions that are made in Lansing, so I decided the best way to help our communities and our schools, and our working families, move forward is to take my leadership to Lansing.

Bladzik has lived in Holly for nine years and originally lived up north and attended Michigan State University. He has been the Village President for three years and has served on Council for four.  By day he runs a marketing and communications company that helps nonprofits and small businesses, and is an active parent to three sons.

In his interview with oc115, Bladzik talked about education funding, funding to municipalities, the successes of the Main Street program, the Imagine Midtown development project, park improvements, community involvement and success if bringing the Village of Holly back from financial distress in order to stabilize the finances, take care of employees and rein in water bill costs.

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