DRYDEN TWP. — Township voters will be tasked with selecting a new township treasurer in August. Heather Seidell and Sue Lowney, both Republicans, are seeking to succeed Carol Stone who’s opted to not seek re-election.
Whoever secures the most votes in August will assume the new post later this year.
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Heather Seidell has been married to her husband, John Seidell for 19 years and they have two sons.
“I am seeking office to be of service to the community in a way I can be helpful. The issues that are important to me are that my community is healthy, safe, and has what is essential to sustain a good life,” Seidell said.
Seidell’s given of her time in the community as a classroom volunteer, Scouts, the Almont Youth Baseball League and in her church.
“For two years I was Almont Youth Baseball’s treasurer, concessions manager and uniform coordinator. I currently manage the concessions and coordinate uniforms and merchandise. At our church, I have served a few years on the church council, taught Sunday school, helped out with our food pantry, and helped with the local mass feedings,” Seidell said.
“I am still currently as involved with both church and baseball as much as our current conditions allow us to be. I look forward to this opportunity if I am elected to be able to help a little more in the Dryden community.”
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Sue Lowney has been married to her husband, Mike, for 32 years and they have three children and two grandsons. Sue has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice—Security Administration. She was a safety and security supervisor at Double Eagle Steel Coating Company in Dearborn and Director of Admissions at Everest Collegiate High School & Academy in Clarkston. She’s currently an Administrative Assistant at the school.
“I have been thinking about running for this position for awhile, but since Carol Stone has been doing such a great job, I didn’t pursue it. Now that Carol is looking forward to spending more time with her grandchildren, I felt this would be a great opportunity for me to pursue. I am looking forward to the possibility of bringing my past administrative experience to the Dryden Township Treasurer position,” Lowney said.
Previously, Lowney was a school volunteer, PTA president, sports booster member, and substitute teacher when her children attended Dryden Schools. Currently, she serves on the Dryden Township Planning Commission, serves as an election inspector and is a member of St. Cornelius Church.
“To be honest, I believe we have an amazing community that is doing remarkably well. I feel it is very important to continue to keep our community the safe, family friendly environment that it is today. Communication and trust are essential for our community to work together to address any issues that may arise,” Lowney said.