Todd Courser grew up in Lapeer, Michigan and graduated from Lapeer East High School. He worked his way through Mott Community College and graduated from UM-Flint where he studied business. Todd’s belief in the Christian heritage of America and original intent of limited government set forth by our founding fathers led him to go to law school. He graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in, 2003. He is both a lawyer and an accountant and has built his accounting and legal firm to one of the biggest and best in the Thumb. His law firm specializes in estate planning, bankruptcy, and resolution of taxation issues.
Todd and his wife, Fon, have been married for 14 years and together they have four children. Todd has been involved in politics since college and felt compelled to seek office in 2008 when he ran for State Representative where he lost to Kevin Daley. Todd has been heavily involved in the Lapeer County GOP and helping with the Freedom to Work coalition that led the Grassroots efforts in passing Right to Work this last December. In May of 2012, he was a part of the effort to elect Dave Agema and Terri Lynn Land to the Republican National Committee. In September Todd was overwhelmingly nominated for Michigan State Board of Education by the State Delegates of the Michigan Republican Party.
Cindy Gamrat is a Christian, a wife to her wonderful husband Joe, and homeschool mother of three talented children. During her college years, Cindy worked as an Independent Sales Consultant with Vector Marketing Corporation and became a top salesperson for the company, In a few years she was promoted to Field Sales Manager of the Regional Headquarters where she was responsible for advertising, interviewing, training, and assisting with managing the office.
Cindy earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Michigan in 1995. After graduation, she married her high school sweetheart and worked as a Registered Nurse at Macomb Community Hospital and then later, after moving to Cheboygan, worked at Cheboygan Community Hospital. While living in Cheboygan she also began coaching volleyball at Cheboygan High School as well as homeschooling her three young children.
In 2003, her husband’s job relocated their family to Indiana where they lived until 2010. In April of 2009, Cindy felt that the federal government had overstepped it’s Constitutional authority and held her first TEA Party rally on the steps of the Huntington County Courthouse. She continued to grow and lead the group, holding monthly meetings, and organizing debates for local, state, and federal offices. In 2010 her husband’s job relocated their family to Plainwell, Michigan, where Cindy started the Plainwell Patriots. She continues to lead the group and helps organize the their public meetings, rallies, and events, while also maintaining the group’s website and facebook page.
With a heart for connecting with other patriots around the state, In November of 2011, Cindy founded Michigan 4 Conservative Senate (MI4CS) and held her first statewide meeting of Michigan TEA Party leaders. Through MI4CS, she led an intense collaborative 10 month effort of over 40 TEA Party groups from around the state. She also helped maintain a website for MI4CS and organized a U.S. Senate candidate debate at Central Michigan University. Through this major grassroots effort, over 27,000 nominating petition signatures were filed for U.S. Senate Candidate Gary Glenn, the most nominating signatures filed by an all volunteer force in Michigan’s history.
In March of 2012, Cindy became the Volunteer Coordinator for U.S. Senate Candidate Gary Glenn. In this position she was responsible for growing the grassroots volunteer force around the state, coordinating volunteer events, and maintaining volunteer contacts utilizing up to date technology. She also held conference calls and webinars for volunteer training and worked with other campaign team members from around the nation.
In August of 2012 Cindy was elected as a Precinct Delegate and in September 2012 was elected Presidential Elector of the Sixth Congressional District at the Michigan Republican Party State Convention. She currently serves on the GOP Executive Committee in Allegan County and continues to hold statewide TEA Party leadership meetings, conference calls, and webinars. Cindy is also active in church where she is currently teaching a class on America’s Christian Heritage.