YOU KEEP ME RUNNING
It’s been six whole months since he was elected to his first position in office, and Bloomfield Township Trustee Michael Schostak must figure he has this government thing figured out, because word is he’s already looking for his next gig. Schostak is said to have spent a half-day visiting the state House with state Rep. Mike McCready, who is term limited for the 40th District, which encompasses Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, and the eastern half of West Bloomfield, and he liked it. Schostak is strongly considering a run for the seat, which tends to stay in Republican hands. While a political novice – besides being a township trustee, he’s a lecturer at the Ilitch Business School at Wayne State and a business consultant – he shares a last name with his cousin Bobby Schostak, who is a former Michigan Republican Party chair, which he believes will give him a leg up in a Republican primary. Michael Schostak was thinking about taking on U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak, Bloomfield Township, Warren), but when told it would probably cost a few million dollars to run against the longtime congressman in a district that still runs 60 percent to 40 percent Democratic, Schostak’s eyes turned back to the 40th. The Republican primary isn’t until August of 2018, where the only announced Republican candidate is currently Melissa Bossadart, but other names are being bandied about, including former Oakland County commissioner Dave Potts, who ran against McCready in the 2012 primary.