My name is Brad Jacob. I have been a resident of Fenton Michigan for about four years. I have found it to be a wonderful and welcoming community. I grew up in Clio Michigan, about ten minutes north of flint. My parents, Norman and Margaret, were both born and raised in Genesee County. My Dad has worked in the car business for almost forty years.
The Boy Scouts of America were a very large part of my life as a youth. From Cub Scouts to Eagle Scout, Scouting instilled in me many values that I still consider to be very important. These values include such things as respect for the environment, respect for effective leaders, an understanding of how government and community cooperation benefit the common good.
In continuing my education after graduating from Clio, I attended Baker College and studied drafting and computer aided design, which was quite useful in my career as a carpenter. While working as a union carpenter I attended Mott Community College and received a degree in Criminal Justice. I am presently a junior at University of Michigan, Flint, working on my BSW in social work.
One of the things I most enjoy is wilderness backpacking. I have been fortunate enough to see many parts of our country this way, from the Porcupine Mountains, here in our own beautiful state, to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California.
As a union carpenter for about 15 years, serving on occasion as a foreman and a union steward; I have worked on countless residential and commercial projects, from my own house to Ford Field, the home of the Detroit Lions. I have been a business owner as a licensed contractor.
I believe that fair government is possible through communication, and honest and earnest debate. Integrity in government is essential to our prosperity as a community. Government has the sole purpose of improving and maintaining our quality of life. This is true at all levels of government, but it starts in the local community. It is local government that affects our daily lives.
It is my sincere intent to be a public servant in the most literal interpretation. Communication with the community’s citizens will be a priority, not an after thought. Questions, comments, and ideas are always welcome. You can contact me at my e-mail our through the city office.