Pierce announces candidacy in Bradenton Beach
Longtime Bradenton Beach resident Michael Pierce has announced his candidacy
for the city commission Ward 2 seat currently held
by Lisa Maria Phillips. She has said she will not seek re-election.
has lived in the city for 18 years, moving there from
Lansing, Mich. He is a retired performance supervisor with General Motors,
where he worked for 36 years.
He serves on a host of committees
or boards: The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Corridor
Management Entity, the city’s
planning and zoning board, the code enforcement board, the Manatee County Schools ED/Vantage
Program (Core/Group), Bradenton Beauty and Barber Academy Board, and is president
of the Anna Maria Island Elementary School Advisory Council.
Pierce also serves
as an election deputy and was on the comprehensive
plan review committee.
He has been married for 42
years and has two sons and one granddaughter.
Qualifying for the Nov. 7 election
is from noon Monday, July 17, to noon Friday, July
21. Ward 2 and Ward 4 seats on the city commission are to