Dillon, Gudith Announce Run for Saline City Council

 07/04/2016 - 12:35
Incumbent Janet Dillon will seek re-election to city council

Incumbent Janet Dillon and Michael Gudith have announced their intention to run for Saline City Council.

Dillon and Gudith join incumbent Dean Girbach among the three known prospective candidates for city council. Voters will elect three members to city council in November.

Dillon, elected in 2014, said that in her two years on council she has demonstrated strong commitment to the community, businesses and families.

"Looking forward, as Saline strives to continue providing a safe, beautiful and full service community for its residents and businesses, we must also be mindful of the investment necessary to maintain and support the infrastructure which makes our City vibrant and progressive," Dillon said. "My family and I are very proud to call Saline our home. I would be honored to once again be elected to serve as a member of Saline City Council.

Dillon is married and has three children.

Gudith, 35, is known to many as the "Christmas lights" guy because of his elaborate holiday displays -- which were curtailed by the city last year. Gudith's situation drew the attention of Detroit television media, but Gudith said that's not why he's running for city council.

"I am running because when I am passionate about something I go all out, just like my Christmas lights," Gudith said.

Gudith said if elected he'll stop wasteful spending, bring more businesses to town, limit excessive code enforcement, remove restricted parking and bring more kid-friendly businesses and activities to Saline.

Gudith is married and has two children. He has owned a lawn service business and worked as an on-call firefighter in Belleville and Van Buren Township.

Saline City Council candidates serve terms of two years. Candidates must submit nominating petitions to the city clerk's office by 4 p.m. July 21. Petition packets are available at city hall, 100 N. Harris St.


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