My name is Joseph Taylor and I am running for the position of Supervisor for Benton Township.
I grew up on Empire Ave and I am a life long resident of Benton Township. I am married and have 4 children. I have worked for Whirlpool Corporation as an Engineering Technician for 17 years. I have been a very involved Benton Township resident on the Benton Harbor School Board for the last 10 years and I currently hold the position of Board President. I also served as president of the Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary from 2018-2019. I have been volunteering in the community for the past 23 years.
Benton Township in my opinion does not do enough to engage our citizens, improve community police relationships, provide pedestrian safety such as sidewalks and bicycle lanes, enforcement of codes and ordinances, and recruit commercial development and manufacturing companies.
I want to work with the township board as a partner and not an adversary. Let's get away from business as usual, by eliminating the power, control and self interest that has been going on for far too long.
I truly know and believe that Benton Township is a great place to live and raise a family. But unless the Township Board confronts the issues affecting the Township we will never see our full potential as a community.