220 Wyldeberry Ln
Oshkosh, WI 54904-7676
From candidate Website
Learning the value of hard work and dedication at a young age, Michael was taking odd jobs in his neighborhood such as mowing lawns and shoveling snow. He delivered papers for the Oshkosh Northwestern by the age of 12. Even at a young age he identified himself with words such as loyal, honest and dependable, making deals with a handshake and a person’s word of honor.
Michael graduated from Oshkosh North High School and attended UW-Oshkosh. Michael’s entrepreneurial spirit continued to grow, moving into his adult career as a stock broker for Carl Henning Investments at the age of 21. He later became an investment advisor at Robert W. Baird. Michael taught investment classes at Fox Valley Tech and at the age of 27 became the owner of Leon’s Frozen Custard in Oshkosh. Michael has started and sold a number of other businesses and also currently operates an online retail automotive business on Ebay. Michael understands the value and challenges of small business ownership within a community.
Michael is running for State Assembly because he knows firsthand the impact of big government regulations on small business owners. He believes spending has spiraled out of control and feels he has the experience to bring forth positive change and conservative fiscal responsibility within the state of Wisconsin. "In order to generate change on a federal level we need to start making changes at the local level, returning to citizen legislators as designed by our founding fathers." Michael feels career politicians have created a corrosive and ineffectual environment in our state and country and has committed to offering fresh and innovative solutions to our economic concerns. He feels that if people like himself fail to get involved in the political process, we will not recognize our country in a few years.
Michael is an Executive board member of the Winnebago County Republican party, an associate member of the WinnebagoCRW, member of the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses) and WIB (Wisconsin Independent Businesses), and is a member of the NRA. Michael believes in giving back to the community and was a member of the Jaycees and The Exchange Club and is a current member of Oshkosh Southwest Rotary. Michael raced Late Model Stock Cars for several years at Kaukauna, Slinger and Madison.He enjoys watching the Brewers and Packers. Other interests include gardening and making his children laugh. Michael attends Portico church and volunteers services at Oshkosh Christian School where his daughter Annalise currently attends. Michael is Pro Life, Pro Family, and Pro Liberty.
Michael was raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is married to Christine. They have three daughters, Lauren, 21, who is attending Spring Arbor University in Michigan, majoring in Social Work, Carly, 19, who is attending UW-Madison, majoring in Elementary Education and Annalise, 10, who and attends Oshkosh Christian School.