Candidate Michael Radtke
History and Evaluation of the Candidate
Mike Radtke, a professional political consultant, has been an activist in Sterling Heights city politics for a number of years. A registered Democrat and party insider, he holds advanced college degrees, has lived both abroad in the U.K. and Germany, as well as in several locales in the US, including Washington DC. This is his first run for elected office with himself as the candidate.
Mr. Radtke has publicly supported causes such as the recent union vote at Magna, an increase in the number of police officers on the SHPD force, high-tech manufacturing in Sterling Heights, and redeveloping Lakeside Mall into a downtown district for Sterling Heights. He differs from most liberal Democrats in his staunch support of the Second Amendment, and lists among his hobbies as hunting, traveling, reading, science fiction and art.