Michael Poulin Endorsements
“I strongly endorse Mike Poulin for Muskegon County Sheriff. Mike is a proven leader with unmatched experience. He will bring integrity, professionalism and transparency to the Sheriff’s office. He will work with all local law enforcement agencies to deliver results for Muskegon County. Please join me in voting for Mike Poulin on August 2nd.”
Mayor Gary Nelund
City of Norton Shores
"I've had the privilege of knowing Michael Poulin for his entire professional career. During that time, I've watched him become an intelligent, ethical leader in our County's law enforcement community. I believe Michael Poulin will be an outstanding Sheriff who will help ensure the safety and security of greater Muskegon in the future."
Retired Police Chief
Muskegon Township Police Department
"Overnight the yard signs have appeared and and it is pretty obvious that the August Primary is just a few short weeks away. With this in mind, I am very excited to announce that I am personally endorsing the candidacy of Michael Poulin for Sheriff of Muskegon County.
I have known Mike for many years and I have come to appreciate his ethics, leadership and unwavering commitment to our entire community. Mike is the kind of leader who represents a better future for all of Muskegon County. Mike will not only work hard every day to keep our community safe but will continue to help us develop and sustain critical prevention efforts that support our youth.
I believe that Mike is exactly the kind of leader we need now - experienced - respected - committed. I hope you will join me in voting for Michael Poulin on August 2nd.”
Former Executive Director of the Health Project,
a Community Benefit Ministry of Mercy Health
“Throughout my career in public safety I’ve had a number of opportunities to work with Mike in both business meetings as well as emergency scenes. Mike always handled every situation in a very professional manner. Given his work ethic and professional approach to all situations, I strongly endorse Mike Poulin for Muskegon County Sheriff.”
Kenneth A Doctor
Retired Public Safety Director
Fruitport Township Police/Fire
“I have known Michael since his first day as an officer. I am confident that he will bring the Sheriff’s Office to a new level of professionalism and integrity. Having worked with him professionally, I am sure he is the right person for the job.”
Chief of Police, Retired
Norton Shores Police Department
“More than ever, Muskegon County deserves a true public safety professional as sheriff. A person who will lead with integrity and serve all citizens with fairness and equality. Michael Poulin is that candidate.”
Chief of Police, Retired
Norton Shores Police Department
“For the record I am endorsing Michael Poulin for the office of Sheriff of Muskegon County.
I am a lifelong resident of Muskegon Heights, and I love this community. It's no secret that now more than ever it needs love and support.
We need to come together to heal the community of Muskegon Heights. That will not happen without the care, commitment and passion of the entire community. I see that passion in Michael – I see his passion for Muskegon County and his belief that true change comes when you collaborate with others for the best outcome.
I believe that under Michael's leadership we will work to unite leaders and change makers to improve the safety and quality of life in Muskegon Heights and the larger community. I trust that when he tells me he will do something, he'll do it.
On August 2nd I will be voting in the primary election for Michael Poulin for Muskegon County Sheriff's Office. Join me.”
Mimi Rankin, Muskegon Heights Planning Commission Member and Community Leader
"Mike Poulin is a leader, a man of his word. Mike's over 28 years of police work, public service and commitment to our community has prepared him to be our Sheriff.”
City of Muskegon Mayor
January 2002 - June 2012
“I remember when I first met Michael Poulin. He was a young officer starting his career in Law Enforcement. Michael was very eager to learn and his demeanor was already that of a seasoned officer.
When Michael started with the Sheriff’s Office, I had the pleasure to ride with him. I knew then, he would be a great asset to the Sheriff’s Office in the years to come. My first impressions of Michael came true during his years with The Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office. Michael was a great patrol officer and moved up the ranks at a steady pace learning quickly in every job he held.
When Michael took command of the traffic unit, the Sheriff’s Office received awards every year because of his knowledge and his commitment to make Muskegon County one the state’s leaders in traffic safety.
As Michael moved up in rank, every position he held made Muskegon County a better place to live. I feel Michael Poulin would be a great Sheriff, and serve the community with the utmost respect and care, as he has shown his entire Law Enforcement career.”
Muskegon County Sheriff, Retired
“Leadership is more than a title or a job. It is a quality effective people possess and utilize to develop people, communities and programs; it is action, not words. As a community member who values quality leadership, one of the qualities that matters most is the ability to lead with the heart of a true servant. Anyone can obtain a title, but the work that is required to make the title have meaning is what truly matters.
“I have appreciated the work that Mike Poulin puts in for the advancement of our community. He possesses all of the necessary qualities that will ensure our Sheriff department in Muskegon County will restore faith in our law enforcement system. Mike has extensive experience in collaborating with other agencies throughout our State to enhance the quality of service the citizens of Muskegon County deserve. He has been a leader in organizing the program to safely dispose of medication to prevent prescription drugs from entering our water systems and endangering our citizens.
Anyone can hold the office, but not just anyone can do the job. The work required calls for a candidate with Solid Experience, Expertise, a proven record of Effective Leadership, Integrity and Service. Mike will work to restore high standards, trust, sense of value for our community, transparency and accountability.
Muskegon needs a leader who can work to make Muskegon County a leader in law enforcement, innovation, and progress. Join me as I exercise my right to vote Poulin for Sheriff of Muskegon County on August 2nd.”
Sonya M. Hernandez, Ed.S
"I had a lunch meeting with Michael Poulin, a candidate for Muskegon County Sheriff... He will do a great job if elected, so don't forget to VOTE: August 2nd..."
Richard Ciezak, Past President; Utility Workers Union of America; Consumers Energy, BC Cobb Plant.
“As a member of the Muskegon County Fire Service for 29 years I have avoided publicly endorsing local candidates.
This year I cannot idly stand by and hope for the best outcome. Due to many factors and ultimately out of concern for the overall safety of our communities I know that Michael Poulin is the right person to provide professional, honest and sincere leadership as the Muskegon County Sheriff.
Please join me August 2, 2016 and vote for Michael Poulin for Muskegon County Sheriff!”
David E Glotzbach,
“I have dedicated much of my life to this community and have had the privilege of holding many different leadership positions. I have also had the honor of watching leaders come and go—some good and some who didn't quite fulfill the role in the way we all hoped they would. To me, a strong leader is consistent in their decision-making, does not put their ego before the common good, is loyal to the community they are serving, is honest and puts the safety of the people first--always. On August 2, 2016, I am voting Michael Poulin for the office of Sheriff of Muskegon County because I believe he holds those qualities I value. Mike has the experience and the heart to help me continue to make my community stronger and safer. Join me in electing Michael Poulin for the office of Sheriff.”
Former Fire Chief, Muskegon Heights
“As we move into these final days before the August election, I urge all of you to join me in voting for Michael Poulin for Sheriff on August 2. Mike brings professionalism and integrity to the Sheriff’s Office. Most importantly, Mike is committed to our community and working together with all others to make our County better, safer, and stronger. Mike brings refreshing new ideas and is forward thinking rather than being content with the status quo. As a former County employee, I know Mike Poulin to have a great sense of honesty and caring as a law enforcement officer. As a lifelong resident of Muskegon, I welcome his progressive views and look forward to having Mike serve as our Sheriff. We need more public officials like Mike Poulin who place community ahead of politics as usual. Please join me and Vote Poulin for Sheriff on August 2.”
Former Councilperson, Norton Shores City Council
Lifelong Community Volunteer & Supporter