A heated race of seven candidates for four Macomb Township Board of Trustees posts will be decided by local voters on Nov. 3.
Current Macomb Township trustees Nancy Nevers and Charlie Oliver will face challenges from fellow Republicans Frank Cusumano and Peter J. Lucido III, as well as Democrats Laurita Bledsoe, Linda Rose Clor and Robert Johnston. Four seats are up for election, each with a four-year term. The position of trustee is part-time with an annual salary of $9,000 plus $200 per meeting according to township information.
Bledsoe, 65, has an associate’s degree in early childhood education and a doctorate in theology. She has lived in the township for 2 1/2 years. For her prior relevant political experience, Bledsoe listed “Over 12 years spearheading collaborative community outreaches that includes budgeting, interactions with governmental entities, businesses, services and resources to galvanize them for the empowerment of families and neighborhoods. Women’s