This will be the firt time candidate for Shelby Township Trustee Steven Fick has made a run for public office. The 30-year-old lives in Shelby Township with his wife, 2-year-old son Vaughn and one on the way. His son is due in November, right around the time Shelby residents will head to the polls to cast their vote for the new board of trustees.
Fick currently works for the US Army at TACOM, as a Senior Logistician. He has a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from (Oakland University), a Masters of Business Administration with concentration in Finance from Wayne State University and a Masters of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Industrial and Labor Economics from Wayne State University.
1. What led you to try for the post of trustee initially?
I was concerned with the overall level of confidence residents had in their elected officials.
2. What do you plan to change if elected?
- Increase the presence of new businesses within Shelby Township
- Restore confidence in government
- Ensure fiscal responsibility
As a young Republican and Friedman Economist, I bring a unique perspective to the trustee position. I intend on keeping an open mind on all issues. I am a proponent of free markets and an opponent of big government. If elected trustee, I intend on applying these principals to help the city flourish economically.
3. If elected, what township issues would you like to focus on?
I intend on working to stop any and all waste, fraud, and abuse that may be occurring within the government of Shelby Township.
4) What personal and professional accomplishments are you most proud of?
Personal: Masters of Business Administration with concentration in Finance (Wayne State University); Masters of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Industrial and Labor Economics (Wayne State University).
Professional: My positive and quantifiable impact on all organizations I have worked for within the US Army.
5) Is there one person who has been the most influential in your life? Who?
The most influential person in my life has been my soon to be two year old son Vaughn.
6) What are key ways you would have residents make a difference locally?
Intrinsic rewards do not always work as a motivator. Therefore, I would work with my constituents to incentivize community participation.
7) What do you like most about the Shelby Township community? Do you have a favorite spot in Shelby?
The pride all residents take in their city as well as their individual homes. I enjoy taking my son to Mae Stecker Park and in particular the bird feeding area.