As the Wayne County Commissioner for the 12th District (Garden City, Inkster & Westland), it is an honor and privilege to serve. I have received the trust of voters for more than 20 years and have been elected eight times. I am truly grateful.
Each of my successful elections have been by a convincing margin of victory, and I appreciate your vote of confidence.
Here are some of the things I enjoy:
* My family - including my wife Cheryl, our son Rick, our son Jeff and his family (including two granddaughters), and our Cocker Spaniel "Libby" - and doing things with them.
* We have a house on the lake and look forward to years of fun on the water and spending time there with family, friends and our neighbors.
* It's a boat, it's a car, no, it's...both! After searching for about six years, we finally found a 1967 Amphicar. These unusual cars are also unusual boats. Maximum speed is 70 MPH on land or 7 knots in the water. A person who purchased his Amphicar brand new noticed our website and contacted us. We completed the purchase five months later.
We had it in the water several times and it was a blast. Tell the truth: how many cars have you seen in the lake? Everyone enjoyed that vehicle!
This car is very nice and was a great find. We've been members of the International Amphicar Club for about seven years. Check out their website: www.Amphicar.com
* Law enforcement, government and politics. People say that once it's in your blood it never goes away. I'm proud to have served within a local police department for 22 years. I miss it tremendously.
Here's the great recipe:
“Taffy Apple Salad”
List of Ingredients:
4 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped into ½" squares
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 egg – beaten
8 ounces (canned) crushed pineapple – drain and save the juice
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
8 ounces Cool Whip
1 cup salted cocktail peanuts, crushed
Combine flour, sugar, beaten egg, vinegar and pineapple juice in medium saucepan and heat until thick. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Fold chopped apple pieces into saucepan mixture and transfer to a large bowl. Add pineapple, Cool Whip and ½ of the chopped peanuts. Mix thoroughly.
Sprinkle remaining peanuts on top. Serve chilled.
Makes about 8 moderate servings. All ingredients can be doubled for a double batch.
This is a great dish with a meal or as a casual dessert. Keep this recipe handy, as all of your guests will ask for it.