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Biographical Profile for Neil Billington
Candidate for State Representative District 43, Michigan
August 5, 2014 Michigan Democratic Party State Primary
Party: Michigan Democratic Party
Phone: (248) 623-6773
Address: 4031 Gleason Rd
Waterford, MI 48329
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
The People of Michigan deserve better! We need good strong Leadership in Lansing and that's what you will get with me.

The partisan agenda of the GOP is lacking leadership and accountability. GREED has overcome their ability and good consciences to respectfully serve the people of which whom elected them. They act like "bullies" in the name of democracy!

I BELIEVE it is time to REFORM Taxes, the High Cost of Living and Shrinking Benefits! It's time to make Michigan Families Priority One! Live, Grow, Work and Retire in Michigan.

Let's put the back-bone back into our ECONOMY with good Manufacturing Jobs! Give Businesses and Large Corporations Tax Incentives ONLY after they have proven to be putting Michigan Workers back to work! Close Corporate Loopholes allowing taxable income to off-shore accounts gained through Out Souring - Bring Our Jobs Back Home!

EDUCATION - Let's bring-up Our Children with the Best in Public Education. Get back to the basics of Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and COMUNICATION Skills so that Our Children can think on their own 2-feet! Put the cell-phone, I-Pad and Video games away for a while. Build strong bodies and minds through good old fashion playtime fun through after school neighborhood programs. Keep Our Kids On Track, not behind Bars!

POLICE-FIRE-EMS are Not Options we can live without! Keep Our Neighborhoods well-equipped, Citizens deserve and expect that from their municipalities.

PROTECT OUR GREAT LAKES - 20% of the World's Fresh Water Supply is right here in Michigan. We cannot afford to loose this natural resource to greedy corporations that Pollute our waterways and beautiful landscape, leaving behind their mess to clean-up! There is no such thing as FRACKING in PURE Michigan!

Together, WE CAN make a better Michigan by Working Together to Build a Better Tomorrow.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
2006 - Married to my wife and best friend, Cherie.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
1972 - Associates Degree in Business Management from Oakland University, Rochester Hills MI. Credentials to meet GM Management requirements.
1965 - Graduated from Avondale High School - Avon Township, (Changed to Rochester Hills, 1984) Michigan
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
2012 - Semi-Retired, Owner Lawn and Snow Plow Service
1992 - Retired, Management Level 6, 28 yrs invested in GM Truck and Bus, Plant 6 - Pontiac, MI., ALSO held Local 594 - UAW Leadership for 18yrs.

During the past 30 years, I have owned and operated several Landscape and Snow Removal Service Companies. I have been a Builder, worked with Pat Ray and Associates, Coach Lamp Hills neighborhood development and White Lake Twp., Sandy Beach Project. A Small Business Owner and Partnership of a Major Fast Food Restaurant located in Rochester Hills.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
Registered for Service as every young man does when turning 18 - but was never called for active duty.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Currently involved and in good standing with the following:

Sergeant at Arms and Associate Member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Post 132, 18 years.
ACTIVE Member and Volunteer of the State of Michigan Democratic Party, Oakland County Democratic Party and Waterford Democratic Club.

KIWANIS of Rochester Hills - Membership transcended to President of the club in 2004. Helped stimulate city growth through community activities and county involvement.

Mid 90's - Appointed to Rochester Hills Building Authorities, Board Member for 3 years. During which time, Garry Peters (currently Congressman for 9th District) was on City Council.

Vice President of White Lake Neighborhood Association of White Lake Township, Michigan during the Sandy Beach Project (1970-1972)

I also Volunteered for 3 years, helping-out Meals On Wheels. I delivered meals to many persons who were unable to prepare meals for themselves or who were shut-in.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
2012 - Challenger for Michigan State Representative of Dist 43, seeking Nomination

2010 - Primary Challenger for Michigan State Representative, Dist 43

1998 - Challenger for Mayor of Rochester Hills

Spearheaded 2-RECALL Petitions and in turn sought after the positions.

2011 - Recall language was approved by Judge Linda Hallmark of Oakland County to recall State Representative Gail Haines of District 43 for voting Yes on Michigan House Bill 4214 now Public Act 4 of 2011. (Emergency "Financial" Manager Law)

The Governor takes full power to over rule Voters decision by eliminating any persons holding an elected city official office, municipality or school board position without collective bargaining rights or honoring previously negotiated contracts.

1996 - Spearheaded Petition Drive to recall Mayor of Rochester Hills, for misappropriation of City Funds. The Recall directly influenced her early resignation and a Civil Suit Conviction.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
A regular parishioner attendee.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
The reward of just knowing - how many people life's were changed and made better from putting them first before myself.
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