Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lee Gonzales a good man for the job.

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I am going to the fundraiser of my friend tonite 3/27/08 at the White Horse about 6 pm. I thought I would share some information about him Lee Gonzales

see his web site

Lee is a Democratic Party member of the Michigan State House of Representatives. He represents the 49th District, which is located in Genesee County and includes part of the city of Flint.

He is one of only two Hispanic members of the Michigan House, along with Rep. John Espinoza. Gonzales received his bachelor’s degree in urban studies and urban administration and a master’s of public administration from the University of Michigan-Flint. He completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard University.

He is a member of the Hispanic Caucus of Genesee County, which he formerly chaired. Political career For seven years Gonzales was the assistant Treasurer for Genessee County.

Gonzales served as Genesee County’s development director from 1992-1996. During this time he was responsible for writing the grant application resulting in the $25 million Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center. He worked as a local Government Liaison for Governor James Blanchard and as an aide to Rep. Dale Kildee.

He was elected to the state House in 2004 and re-elected in 2006. He is the Chairman of the House Transportation Sub-Committee. Personal Gonzales and his wife Brenda have been married for 33 years.

They have three children and one grandson.

Office Address N0898 House Office Building 1

Mailing Address P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI 48909-7514

Phone: (517) 373-7515 Fax: (517) 373-5817 Toll-Free (800) 354-6849 Email

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SPECIAL GUEST-WFLT 1420 AM 9 AM 3/29/08- PROGRAM “ KNOW THE LAW” On Saturday 3/29/08 from 9:am until 9:30 am Daniel Kildee Genesee County Treasure will be my guest on my radio program “ Know the Law” WFLT 1420 am radio. This is a call in program and you may ask Mr. Kildee question on the air by calling 810-239-5733.

We will be talking about the Michigan Democratic Delegate selection process.

Danile Kildee is General Chairperson on the 5th Congressional District Democratic Party and he is responsible for organizing the:

local Delegate Selection Convention.
10 Am Saturday 9:15 registration
UAW Local 599 ,
812 Leith ST, Flint MI 48505.


Daniel T. Kildee was elected Genesee County Treasurer in November 1996, and took office on January 1, 1997.

Mr. Kildee currently serves as Chairman of the Fifth Congressional District Democratic Party. Before his election as Treasurer, Mr. Kildee served for 12 years as a Genesee County Commissioner, including 5 years as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Mr. Kildee, 46, is a lifelong resident of the Genesee County, and in 1977 became the one of the youngest people ever elected to public office in the nation when he was elected to the Flint Board of Education at age 18.

He is an honors graduate of Flint Northern High School, and attended Mott Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint. Kildee was employed for 10 years as a member of the staff of the Donald M. Whaley Children's Center, a residential treatment facility for emotionally disturbed children, and now serves on the Board of Directors of Whaley.

He was part-time instructor in the corporate services division of Baker College of Flint from 1992-1998. He and his wife Jennifer have three children: Ryan, age 26, a graduate of Michigan Technological University, and works in the private sector in El Paso, Texas; Kenneth, age 14; and Katy, age 12.

Kildee initiated an effort to use Michigan’s new tax foreclosure law as a tool for community development and neighborhood stabilization. He founded the Genesee Land Bank - Michigan’s first land bank - and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Kildee is President of the Genesee Institute, a research and training institute focusing on Smart Growth, urban land reform, and land banking.

In 2003 Governor Granholm and legislative leaders appointed Kildee to the Michigan Land Use Leadership Council, which made 160 recommendations to deal with urban sprawl and other land use issues. In 2005 Governor Granholm appointed Kildee as one of the initial directors of the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority, the nation’s first statewide Land Bank.

Kildee is a member of the Michigan Economic and Environmental Roundtable, is Co-chair of the Michigan Redevelopment Readiness Advisory Council, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Land Information Access Association and the Board of Directors of Automation Alley, southeastern Michigan’s regional technology cluster designed to attract technology based industry to the region.

He is also on the Advisory Board for the National Vacant Properties Campaign. Kildee recently accepted a month-long Fellowship at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

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