Gary has been a life-long resident of Warren and has lived in the Center Line district for the past 19 years. Gary's wife Pam is a Center Line alumni along with his two step-children, Billy and Carrie. Gary also has two daughters. Sara graduated in June of 2016 from Walsh college with a BA in Management/Human Resources, and Samantha (Sammie) currently attends Center Line H.S. and is due to graduate in 2019.
Gary worked for East Detroit Public Schools for 24 years before retiring and going to work for Michigan AFSCME Council 25 as a Staff Representative. In his current duties Gary serves as lead negotiator for labor agreements and is also charged with contract enforcement and all other aspects of labor relations. Gary is also active in the Warren Area Dems and also sits on the committee representing Warren in the U.S. 9th Congressional District in Michigan.
Gary is excited to bring his experience, knowledge, and creative thinking to the district and advocate for the best possible education our children can have.
In 1977, Phil graduated from Detroit College of Law and practiced labor law for a number of years. He worked for the Mt. Clemens Community School District first as Human Resources Manager and then as Interim Superintendent of Schools, where he was involved in most aspects of the daily operation of the school system.
As a youngster, Phil was the oldest of six children in a single parent household. He was raised with the philosophy that education is one of the most important accomplishments in life. That belief has stuck with Phil all of his life, and he has instilled a strong belief in the value of education in his own children and grandchildren. Phil believes that we owe it to ourselves, to our children, and to our future to provide our students with the very best educational opportunities possible.
Phil appreciates the opportunity to serve on the Board of Education, and he promises to serve the community and our students to the best of his ability.