District C Candidate
My reason seeking election as a reliable director to the Cloverland Cooperative board is to ensure low cost electricity that comes to fellow members homes and businesses continues for our children and grandchildren, while doing so as safely as possible and protecting the environment at the same time.
Born in Manistique, lived in Germfask with 5 brothers, graduated from Manistique Area Schools, married my wife of 43 years and raised 3 children in Newberry where we now reside.
Following are reasons why I believe I am qualified to join the cooperative board and to serve you my fellow members. Served on the Manistique Area Schools Board of Education focusing on education of our youth. Past President of Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce where we continued to positively help our region’s economic growth. Current President of the Newberry Kiwanis Club where we serve the children of our community. Current Chairman of the Michigan Automobile Dealers Self Insured Fund providing workers compensation insurance to 13,000 employees working in Michigan’s new car industry. Member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church Finance Committee helping insure continued financial viability to our local church. Owner of Newberry Motors since 1992 employing 30 men and women who serve our local community and region with automotive sales and mechanical and body repair for thousands of our neighbors and travelers/visitors that visit the Upper Peninsula. In addition to these past and current areas of service to my community I have set on many committees to help better our quality of life in Eastern UP.
I ask for your vote on April 25th (ballots are due by May 27th) to allow me to work for you where I commit to being your voice in a world that sometimes is hard to be heard.
Kevin J. Vanatta