Nancy K. Bareham has worked in Michigan’s political / public policy process for the last 20 years working directly with local, state and federal elected officials and related political campaigns. She works in the Michigan State Legislature, as policy aide to Rep. Paul Opsommer and now as Chief of Staff for Rep. Tim Kelly.
She is a professional fundraiser and has successfully raised over $12 million for non-profits in the mid-Michigan area such as the Impression 5 Science Museum, Catholic Social Services/St. Vincent Home for Children, Lansing Christian Schools, Burcham Hills Senior Citizen Retirement Center and PrayAmerica, programs serving orphan and widows.
Nancy has a B.A. in Journalism from Michigan State University and is co-owner of a local business with her husband Philip. She is a precinct delegate in Clinton County, Secretary of the Rosewood Hills Homeowners Association and a member of various professional fundraising and charitable organizations. Nancy lives in DeWitt with her husband of 16 years and three children.
Steve and his wife Sheri Harte Willis reside in Bath Township where they have lived for 20 year0s on part of the original “Harte” farm that has been in the family since the late 1800s. Steve has lived in the greater Lansing area all of his life. His ancestry goes back to when Michigan and Clinton County were first settled when his ancestors were the 7th settlers to migrate to Eagle Township in 1835 from New York. He grew up in Grand Ledge, graduating from Grand Ledge High School, Michigan State University majoring in Political Science, and Lansing Community College majoring in Information Systems Technology.
Steve was employed by the State of Michigan, Legislative Service Bureau, for 32 years taking an early retirement in 1997. He worked for the State while attending MSU and subsequently began working there full time after completion of college. While employed at the Legislative Service Bureau he served in various capacities including, pre-press supervisor, assistant production manager, computer programmer, and information systems technician. Upon retirement from the State of Michigan he was employed as the General Manager of NewsWeb Printing Services in Greenville, Michigan for a year and a half. Steve completed the last 9 years of his full-time employment working for PrintComm, Inc., in Flint, managing four departments, including: Creative Services, Information Systems, Prepress Services, and Planning & Scheduling.
Steve has been a constitutional conservative republican all of his life. Having worked for a non-partisan State agency for 32 years he wasn’t allowed to express his political views and affiliations. Only after retiring from State service and seeing the impact in Bath Township from the Obama landside in 2008 did he decide to become active politically. Since then he has taken an active role in Township, County, State and National political issues. He has been the Communications Chair for the CCRP since 2008, chairman of the CCRP 2010-2012, served on the 8th Congressional Committee, is a precinct delegate, executive committee member, and has actively campaigned for republican candidates for office locally and around the state. Steve and Sheri are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Lansing.