April 20, 2018

Leo Melise

Candidate for Clinton Township Trustee

Republican

Campaign IssuesRCNMC ReviewParty IssuesState/County/Local Issues

Campaign Issues

Why are you running for this office?
I retired from the Clinton Township Police dept. after 25 yrs. Of service and I want to continue serving the twp. I want to bring back Pride and Integrity to the Twp. Board. I believe in this twp. and I want my daughter to live and love it here.
What skillsets and real life experience do you have that makes you the best candidate for the role?
My Police experience, common sense, and my love for the township.
What are the top three issues you are concerned with for your district/municipality?
First thing would be to bring our Public safety back to where it should be because the citizens deserve and expect a safe Twp.. I also want to bring back businesses back into the twp. and to maintain all the services to the citizens that are expected.
What are the solutions you will bring forward if elected?
I am not saying I will save the world, but I need to know exactly what problem you are referring to give you an answer. There is no quick fix to any of the issues.
What specific measures will you take to maintain low taxes and less expensive, limited government?
Everybody who works for the twp. has taken concessions, every dept. has cut their budget. The issues will be looked into on a case by case.
If elected, what will you do to better promote transparency in government?
 I believe there should be nothing to hide in the twp. workings.
Have you received any endorsements?  If so, please list.

RCNMC Review

No additional information at this time.

Party Issues

Why are you a running as a Republican?
I was brought up a Republican and was taught the Republican values  that no  one should have to give you anything, you have to work for it.
What prior involvement have you had in the Republican Party or Conservative organizations?
I ran for  State Representative in old District 31 in 2010.
What is your position on Obamacare?
A nightmare. Not a solution at all and will cause more problems than fix.
What is your position on abortion?
What is your position on the 2nd Amendment?
What is your position on public sector unions?
I was represented by a union for more than 25 years and I truly believe in them.

State/County/Local Issues

What are the two biggest issues you feel Macomb County is facing today?
No doubt the housing issues and unemployment. Also, I think Macomb County is a jewel and not everyone knows about it.
Do you think Macomb County should have casinos?
I think casino may bring jobs for Macomb County residents and it may help the businesses in the are.
What is your position on the Ambassador bridge project?
I see no reason there shouldn’t be another bride built. It is a major crossing and if something happened to the Ambassador Bridge, it would be a major problem for trade.
What is your position on special millages like the DIA or Zoo millages?
I think it matters to the people who will use the freedom to go to the DIA as many times as they want for free if the millage passes.

Leo Melise

Residence: Clinton Township
Marital Status: Married
Current Occupation: 41-B DISTRICT COURT OFFICER, RETIRED POLICE DETECTIVE
Contact Email: lmelise@hotmail.com
Contact Phone: 586-292-6769
Contact Address: 38447 Jonathan CLINTON TWP. MI 48036
Website: Leoforclintontownship.com
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