(Independent Photo/Karen Mead-Elford)
Stephen Schweikert has announced his intention to run for the position of Owosso Charter Township Supervisor as a Republican candidate in the fall. Schweikert developed his interest in working with people from his father, the late Reverend E.C. Schweikert, who served as the minister of the First Church of God in Owosso.
After living in Australia as missionaries with his parents for four years, the family moved to Owosso Township where Schweikert graduated from Owosso High School in 1970. He attended John Wesley College in Owosso and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science in 1974. In 1979, Schweikert earned a Certificate of Assessment from Lansing Community College.
Schweikert’s career at Owosso Charter Township began in 1975 and he worked for Shiawassee County for 16 years as their Equalization Director. Since 2000, he has served as the Assessor for the Township and has worked closely with the previous and current Township Supervisors. Schweikert says, “The Supervisor, is by virtue of the office, the Chief Assessing Officer and the two positions are compatible.”
Schweikert, and his wife Pam, have been married 44 years and have raised four children in Owosso Charter Township. “I would like the opportunity to represent our friends and neighbors and continue the great job for the Owosso Charter Township Board is doing. We need to further develop the Industrial Base for the Township for the creation of jobs,” says Schweikert.
He adds, “With my past experiences, I believe I am ready and qualified for the position of Owosso Township Supervisor and would appreciate your support.”