Meet City Council Candidate Jim Morisette Sr.
Jim Morisette Sr. is one of two candidates running for an open, two-year council seat in the Nov. 8 election.
City council candidate Jim Morisette Sr., a lifelong New Baltimore resident, has served on and off as a New Baltimore City Council member for a total of 20 years and is hoping to win a two-year seat in the Nov. 8 election.
Morisette was first elected to the council in 1989 and last served about a year ago, he said.
“I’d like to pick up where I left off,” he said last week. “I was instrumental in building the 24 Mile Road park and the downtown park. I’ve been involved with the sewer treatment plant and water plant updates. I served on the water and sewer committee and the road committee.”
Morisette, a St. Mary’s High School alum who has lived in the city for 70 years, aims to keep the city’s the budget under control, beautify the downtown area and keep New Baltimore roads in shape, if elected in August.
“I love the city; I think it’s the greatest ever,” he said. “I like to be involved with anything that can we can do to create more activity downtown.”
Morisette served as a district inspector for the Road Commission of Macomb County for 36 years before retiring in 1994.
“I’m a team player,” he noted. “I like to see that we do everything together and make good decisions for the citizens of New Baltimore.”
To read about Karl Rutledge, who is also vying for the two-year seat, click here.