Vote 6 on August 6, 2024! 
Progress and Sustainability for Lodi Township. 

A campaign sign that reads "Vote 6 on August 6, 2024. Democratic Primary for Lodi Township. Barry Wauldron for Supervisor, Eric John Roberts for Clerk, Steve Marsh for Trustee, Finn Roberts for Trustee, Alex Matelski for Trustee, Leslie Blackburn for Trustee.

Pictured (top row): Barry Wauldron, Finn Roberts, Eric John Roberts
(bottom row): Alex Matelski, Leslie Blackburn, Steve Marsh

Three candidates standing and three kneeling in front of a green pasture and blue skies.

Team Progress is a group of caring and skilled public servants that are small business leaders, lifelong learners, and active listeners.

We value protecting and restoring our environment, strengthening communication with residents, and helping our neighbors thrive here in Lodi Township.

Progress and Sustainability
for Lodi Township

Together, we can build a community that respects both our neighbors and the land. We can build a caring community where all are welcome. We can provide high-quality services that make your life easier and make your Lodi Township government more accessible to you.

Team Progress pledges to value and respect all Township residents through clear, consistent, and kind interactions at Township Hall and at Board meetings.

Team Progress values environmental stewardship and land conservation efforts. We will preserve Lodi Township’s environment, natural resources, and rural character.

Team Progress will put to use its experience in zoning, assessing, election administration, and financial oversight to deliver impartial and high-quality services for our neighbors.

Barry Wauldron
for Lodi Township Supervisor

Barry Wauldron has a long and diverse career in public service.  He's worked as a certified teacher and lecturer at University of Michigan - Dearborn for 12 years.  Barry's years of teaching diverse student groups has prepared him to effectively listen, inform and communicate with township residents. 

Barry also has years of experience as a certified township assessor and code enforcement officer,  bringing knowledgeable leadership to the assessing and zoning processes.   

Barry earned  degrees in planning and historic preservation  from Eastern Michigan University and looks forward to bringing a progressive approach to township planning, emphasizing the conservation of farmland and open spaces.   As a land owner and long active in the sustainable agriculture movement, Barry highly values Lodi Township's agricultural community and will be a strong advocate for farmers.  

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A headshot of Eric John Roberts

Eric John Roberts
for Lodi Township Clerk

Eric John Roberts is Michigan's youngest Master Municipal Clerk, one of just 60, earning this professional distinction during his time as a Deputy Clerk and Elections Director. He was previously a school board member and ensured that 100% of his students had a home internet connection during the pandemic school closures. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Election Administration, a Bachelor's in Public & Nonprofit Administration, and is currently studying law at the University of Toledo College of Law. He is a current trustee for the Michigan Center for Civic Education, building civic knowledge K-12 across Michigan.

As your Clerk, Eric John will provide accessible information for voters and make more Township documents available to the public to get your feedback.

Steve Marsh
for Lodi Township Trustee

Steve Marsh is the founder and head curator of the Creature Conservancy, a non-profit zoological conservation center here in Lodi Township. In addition to providing homes for these beautiful creatures and jobs here in Lodi, his passion for environmental restoration efforts includes educating about and planting trees native to our region.

Anyone can stop by the Creature Conservancy to receive a free, native tree to beautify your community and restore habitat for our animal friends.

A headshot of Steve Marsh
A headshot of Finn Roberts

Finn Roberts
for Lodi Township Trustee

Finn Roberts is a multimedia artist and student at Washtenaw Community College. He hopes to build community through art and embracing our differences without shame.

As your Trustee, Finn will push for more water testing resources for residents and getting rid of the jargon in government materials to make information you need more accessible and readable.

Alex Matelski
for Lodi Township Trustee

Alex Matelski is a conservation expert working at the Creature Conservancy alongside human and animal peers. He knows and shares the stories of hundreds of animals with thousands of visitors each year.

As your Trustee, Alex will make resources more understandable and encourage more residents to get involved locally.

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A headshot of Leslie Blackburn

Leslie Blackburn
for Lodi Township Trustee

Leslie Blackburn is a founding member of Livable Lodi that advocates for sustainable land-use practices and community-driven decision-making. Leslie spent 15 years in corporate management and engineering prior to their shift to self-empowerment and community care work.

As your Trustee, Leslie will bring more neighbors to the table to make decisions and preserve Lodi's natural resources. Leslie's platform centers on three pillars: Protect the Land, Share the Process and Empower the People.

Team Progress will work with you to strengthen our community and preserve our environment. We hope you'll join us.

Vote 6 on August 6, 2024! 
Democratic Primary, Lodi Township, Michigan:

Barry Wauldron for Supervisor
Eric John Roberts for Clerk
Steve Marsh for Trustee
Finn Roberts for Trustee
Alex Matelski for Trustee
Leslie Blackburn for Trustee

Pictured (top row): Eric John Roberts, Finn Roberts, Barry Wauldron
(bottom row): Alex Matelski, Leslie Blackburn, Steve Marsh

Three candidates stand and three kneel in front of a row of deep green tree leaves.

Paid for by Barry Wauldron for Lodi, Friends of Eric Roberts, Friends of Finn Roberts, 
Steve Marsh for Lodi, Leslie Blackburn for Lodi, and Alex Matelski for Lodi
P.O. Box 82, Saline, MI 48176

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