BUILDING BRIDGES IN OUR COMMUNITY
I also lived in the town of Dexter for a year before my family established roots in Washtenaw County to the city of Chelsea. From the 4th grade to my senior year of high school in year 2000, I fell in love with politics and how it affects everyone. I can pinpoint the breakup of the Soviet Union as the start of my political life. I knew, even being 10 years old, that government matters. Decisions made at the top affect those at the very bottom. I told myself then that my dream was to be part of the decision making body. I also knew that I would never want to be a part of a decision that would affect so many so negatively.
As, I grew up, I always favored and loved my government classes the most. Washington DC was my favorite place to go. Classmates even recall me as an old politician stuck in a teen-aged body. I graduated in the year 2000, the same year, I was given my first opportunity to vote as I had 18. It from this point that I began living by the motto: “Government is not a spectator sport.”. I attend Washtenaw Community College for two years before transferring to Bowling Green State University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. During my four years in the city of Bowling Green, I was a member of the BGSU College Dems, worked with the Democratic Party of Wood County, Ohio and was involved in and worked on the 2004 Presidential Election. I was asked and nominated to run for Bowling Green City Council, however due to relocating back to my hometown, I had to decline.
In 2007, I began my position in healthcare at the University of Michigan in various roles providing patient services assistance to patients. I am still in this position today. In 2011 I married my biggest supporter, Cynthia. We decided to set our roots in Superior Township the community we are so proud by a part of in 2013, after being residents in Ann Arbor for two years.
Throughout the past seven years, I have been involved in several roles that allow me to give back the community that is exceptional to live, work, and play in. It is because of these roles that I have seen my community through different lenses. I have met a variety of residents in all walks of life. I worked with Washtenaw County Jail in spiritual outreach. I was selected to be a member of the Voices of the Staff from 2013-2015. I was appointed to the Superior Township Planning Commission 2014-to present. I work with the Executive Board for the Washtenaw Democratic Party and with the Eastern Washtenaw Democratic Party.
Running for the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, will allow me to utilize my experience and love of government to serve the community I love even more with a focus on bridging the gaps found in economic inequity, digital divide, mental health, road quality and safety, and transportation.
My name is Thomas Edward Brennan III. I was born on September 26, 1981 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I am the oldest of the four children to Thomas and Donna Brennan. I remained in the southwestern Michigan town of Three Rivers for the first nine years of my life.