Lincoln Park, MI 48146
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Mayor - Thomas E. Karnes
Mayor Karnes was first elected Mayor in November 2013 and was successful in his re-election in November 2016. Mayor Karnes is a life long resident of Lincoln Park, graduating from Lincoln Park High School. He served as Police Chief from October 2004 - October 2012.
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Council President - Thomas Murphy
Council President Murphy was first elected to the City Council in November 1975, where he served as Council President until 1981, when he did not seek re-election. In 1983, he was appointed City Treasurer due to the Treasurer leaving to become State Representative. He won election as Treasurer in 1983 and was re-elected in 1985. He was elected back to council in 1987, where he served until 1993. He was appointed in 1994 to fill a vacancy until 1995. In 1995, he was re-elected and served until 1997. On July 22, 2002, Councilperson Murphy was again appointed to fill a vacancy in compliance with the city charter and was subsequently to council in 2003 and again in 2005. He was elected Council President in 2007. He was re-elected to council in 2009. He was elected Council President in 2011, 2013 and 2016.
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Councilman - Michael Higgins
Councilperson Higgins is a third generation Lincoln Parker and has served on three commissions; Cultural Commission, Parks and Recreation and the Community Improvement Commission. He was first elected to the City Council in November 2003 and won re-election again in November 2005, where he served as Council President until 2007. He was again elected to City Council in 2016.
Councilman - Larry F. Kelsey
Councilperson Kelsey was elected to office in November of 2013 and was successful in his re-election in November 2016. He is a long time resident of Lincoln Park, graduating from Lincoln Park High School. He is a veteran who proudly served his country from 1971-1973. He is a member of CERT and has served on the Public Safety Commission. He is a retiree of Ford Motor Company.
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Councilman - Christopher Dardzinski
Councilperson Dardzinski was appointed to the City Council to fill a vacancy in April 2015. He was successful in his re-election in November 2016.
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Councilman - Thomas Parkinson
Councilperson Parkinson was elected to City Council in 2016. He is a life long resident of Lincoln Park, graduating from Lincoln Park High School. He is also a retired City Of Lincoln Park Department of Public Service Foreman.
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City Clerk - Donna Breeding
City Clerk Donna Breeding began her service with the City in May, 1972, working in the Police Department. Ms. Breeding transferred to the City Clerk's Office in June, 1981.
In July, 1982, Ms. Breeding was appointed Deputy City Clerk, where she served until her appointment to fill the vacancy of retiring City Clerk, Irene Bartal in July, 1993. Ms. Breeding was first elected City Clerk in November, 1993, and has been successfully re-elected in each subsequent election since.
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TreasureR - Patricia Lulko
A Lincoln Park High School graduate, Patricia Lulko began her service with the City in April, 1979, working as a billing clerk in the Water Department. She transferred to the Controller’s office as Accounts Payable Clerk and then Payroll Clerk. In 1983 she became the Deputy Director of Personnel and Purchasing. In July 1993, she was appointed Director of Personnel and Purchasing; which she held until her retirement on January 1, 2005. During her career with the City, she also held the position of Information Systems Manager. Ms. Lulko was first elected Treasurer in November, 2005 and is a member of the Wayne County Treasurer's Association.