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Meet Sam Logan, Candidate for West Bloomfield, MI Township Supervisor

April 27, 2016 Washington, D.C. – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) recently had the opportunity to sit down with Sam Logan Khaleghi to discuss his candidacy for West Bloomfield Township Supervisor. 

Born in Tehran, Iran, Logan immigrated to Detroit at a young age with dreams of pursuing the “American Dream”. He soon found himself in the suburb of West Bloomfield, describing it as “an amazing community made up beautifully through diversity. Residents who trace their roots from all over the globe enjoy being neighbors with one another here.” 

After graduating from college and finishing his master’s degree at Northwestern University, Logan returned to the Detroit area to start his media company. As an executive producer, he’s developed TV and social media projects for McDonalds, GM and Equus Automotive. His producing resume includes TV Shows such as “Made” on MTV, “Project Startup” on A&E Networks and the EMMY Winning show “Ask Dr. Nandi” on the Impact Network in 80 Million homes in the US. 

As an active member of the community, Logan has brought economic value and integrity to West Bloomfield. He serves on the Board of the West Bloomfield Democrats, and as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen of West Bloomfield, Rotary Club of West Bloomfield, Optimist Club of West Bloomfield and Greater W.B. Historical Society.

Logan was inspired to run for public office after sensing that he could bring positive change to the in-fighting and political drama that plagues electoral politics in West Bloomfield. 

 

Click here to learn more about Sam Logan’s campaign. 

The following is a transcript of PAAIA’s interview with Sam Logan about his campaign: 

PAAIA: Tell us a little about the office you are seeking and/or the district that you are running in? 

Logan: I am seeking to run for Township Supervisor (similar to Mayor, except we have a commission board elected office with a Clark, Treasurer and 4 Trustees that all have an equal vote on some task sets). 

PAAIA: What are the fundraising goals of your committee? 

Logan: I have been told that depending on our direct mail, print and sign spending we need to raise $20,000 – $40,000 in order to have 4 – 6 pieces go out before the August 2nd election. 

 

PAAIA: What particular skills or experiences will you bring to public office? 

Logan: I have formal education in management and have managed unions and crews on multi-national environments to achieve some of the biggest products to be released. With courtesy and strength, as a leader I have assembled our team efforts for a cause that everyone works together as a team effort on. 

PAAIA: Has your campaign received any endorsements from other public officials, organizations, and/or community/business leaders? 

Logan: Just to name a few – I have received endorsements from two of the most prominent men of Faith in West Bloomfield – Pastor Ron Todd and Rabbi Joseph Krakoff in addition to Oakland County Democratic Black Caucus, President of West Bloomfield Rotary Club, Dr. Henry Maicki, the Vice Commander of Michigan Disabled Veterans, Charlie Brock, as well as Academy Award Winner Sue Marx who lives in the area. The remainder of the current Township Board is also endorsing my candidacy. 

PAAIA: What are the most critical issues facing your district today? 

Logan: Leadership to meet the needs of the residents (fixing some racial tensions regarding the welcoming cities moniker, fixing the local bridge, giving the Fire Department their dues, and bringing high-value projects to the sleepy community of West Bloomfield). 

PAAIA: How does your campaign plan on addressing some of those issues? 

Logan: We have a multi-Step process alongside our residents, the Superintendent of schools, with local activities for seniors and youth, and grass roots community efforts to educate our residents about diversity. As Township Supervisor, I also plan to hold the position of Fire Commissioner to high value and spend time with our men in uniform.

PAAIA: What role can organizations like PAAIA play in assisting your campaign? 

Logan: A local race like this is won based on direct mailers and educational print material. Literature that is mailed out during specific times prior to the August 2nd election is pivotal to attaining the voting base of 5 – 10 % of the community. Financial help is needed to pay for the campaign.

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