LDC Board Members

KarlR. Karl Burnett, President

As a young person awed watching the process of National Elections on television at the age of 10, it has been just a political bug in his system ever since. From reading the “Opinion Pages” in the newspapers, and joining friends in debate over the affairs of politics and public policy, “Karl” has swam in these waters it now seems forever.

Joining the Community Action Program in his Union in the 1970’s, and the Democratic Party, he has the lowest MDP membership number [887] in Livonia. Elected his first time as a Precinct Delegate in 1984, holding nearly every position in the former 2nd, and through (now) three 11th Congressional Districts. He has gained his experiences volunteering including MDP Party Platform Committees, the State Platform and Rules Committee, Chairperson of the Wayne County 11th District Democratic Committee (1993-99), 1st Vice Chairperson in the former 11th District, and 2nd Vice Chairperson in the current 11th Congressional District. In 2010 Livonia Democrats encouraged him to become President of our Club.

As a family person and “late-bloomer”, he became a father of a son and later a daughter, now 25 and 22 years ago. Karl thrives at his daytime occupation, and working two full evenings each week with his spouse Roberta raising funds for the LDC.

His goal has been to expand the operations and the presence of the LDC in Livonia and the 11th District. Constantly applying his years of experience towards the club and a role in maintaining a strong middle-class in America, Karl says his direction is based on institutionalized democratic principles, beliefs and values.

Stacey M. Cruse, Vice President of Political Operations

Kate Shishkovsky, Vice President of General Operations

Christopher Lee, Treasurer

Danielle Lewon, Recording Secretary

James Amin, Digital Communications Coordinator

Patrick O’Neil, At Large Executive Board Member

Donna Sprague, At Large Executive Board Member

Pat VanVuren, Trustee

Alex King, Trustee