In November 2020, a mother-son duo will be on the ballot in Alpine Township. Sabra Szczepaniak is a first time candidate, a former small business owner and community volunteer. She is running to be the next Alpine Township Treasurer. Being a mother of three and a former operator of a daycare, Sabra's ability to serve and connect with others makes her a great candidate for this position.
Eric-John Szczepaniak, 21, a current Kenowa Hills school board member and GVSU student body president, is running for Alpine Township Clerk. In September, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson appointed Eric-John to her Collegiate Student Voter Task Force which has been developing recommendations to increase civic participation by young people across the state. He also serves as President for the Michigan Center for Civic Education and is excited to continue the work of engaging voters and making government work for all.
The duo are campaigning on the slogan of "Your government should work like family." Both are four year positions that are elected by all of Alpine Township, so the two will face the same set of voters in November 2020.
To read more and support the campaigns, visit alpineforall.com
Eric-John Szczepaniak is a passionate public servant focused on building agency and ownership in communities. Visit ericjohn.org for more!