Sharon Zebrowski, chairwoman of the Charlton Park Board, is running for the Fifth District Barry County Commission seat against incumbent Ben Geiger. Both Republicans, they will face each other in the August primary election. The winner there will compete against Ben Eastman, a Democrat, on Nov.6.
Zebrowski has attended county commission meeting for several years; she serves on the Commission on Aging Board, is involved the Barry County Historical Society, the Tuesday Freeport Library Book Discussion, the Thornapple Wind Band and the Hastings City Band. A Western University graduate with a BS in education, Zebrowski taught in Hastings, Mt. Morris and Hardee County Florida where she worked with Title 1 students, who were mostly migrants.
She traveled with the carnival as owner of a game, a kiddie ride and an elephant ear wagon. “I loved working with the carnival,” she said. “I delivered flowers in Tampa for a couple of years and worked nine years with the Tampa Hillsborough Library.”
She came to Michigan in 2009 after her parents passed away, planning to stay for one year, sell her parent’s house then move back to a warm climate. Now she finds, “I’m way too busy now to get the house ready to sell.”
District 5 covers all of Woodland and Castleton townships and large parts of Carlton and Hastings townships.