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Community Advocacy Organization

Former School Board President Peter Spadafore Seeks At-Large Seat on Lansing City Council

Peter Spadafore grew up in the Lansing community and is the fourth generation in his family to call this city home. Peter was elected to the Lansing School Board in 2011, served as the Board’s President for three years, and currently serves as Secretary. He is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University where he studied Social Relations and Policy with an emphasis on education policy. He was also a fellow in the prestigious Michigan Political Leadership Program. Peter has over 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector advocating for strong policies and legislation to improve public education in Michigan.

Peter is committed to public service and has a long track record of making a difference in the city of Lansing. As President of the Lansing School Board, he helped lead the district out of deficit, pass the Pathway Promise Bond and build a better future for Lansing’s children. Peter wants to put the same passion to work for our city, making the Capital City a place where people want to live, work, and raise their families.

Because of his dedication and proven ability to drive positive change, Peter has earned the support of community leaders and organizations that share his goal of creating a brighter future for Lansing. Peter’s endorsements include:

  • Sam Singh, Michigan House Minority Leader

  • Tom Cochran, State Representative

  • Joan Bauer, Former State Representative

  • Alfreda Schmidt, Former City Council Member

  • Sarah Anthony, Ingham County Commissioner

  • Todd Tennis, Ingham County Commissioner

  • Barb Byrum, Ingham County Clerk

  • Ken Fletcher, Delta Township Supervisor

  • Rachel Lewis, Lansing School Board President

  • Shirley Rodgers, Lansing School Board Treasurer

  • Bryan Beverly, Lansing School Board

  • Missy Lilje, Lansing School Board

  • Gabrielle Johnson Lawrence, Lansing School Board

  • Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • IBEW Local 665

  • The 4th Ward Progressives

Peter plans to work with the other members of the Lansing City Council and the next Mayor of Lansing to create a shared vision for Lansing’s future and work to build consensus around solving our city’s problems. Peter believes that we must set aside politics and begin working together to fix our roads and to secure a better future.

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