Former State Representative Marty Knollenberg Files for Troy Mayor
Former State Representative Marty Knollenberg filed for Troy Mayor Tuesday.
“The support for Troy Mayor has been broad based and humbling,” said Knollenberg. “This wasn’t something I set out to do but the support from the different coalitions led me to this decision and I look forward to making Troy a premier place to live, work and play.”
Knollenberg has both private sector and public sector experience.
He has owned and operated an Allstate Insurance Agency in Troy for over 25 years and also owns a Laundromat in Hamtramck.
Knollenberg served as the State Representative for Troy and Clawson from 2007 until he was term limited in 2012. During his tenure, he served on a variety of committee’s including Education, Transportation and Commerce while also serving as Chairman of the Banking and Financial Services Committee.
In addition, Knollenberg served on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners from 2003-2004.
“Troy needs a leader with an inherent understanding of business and government," said Knollenberg. "As a business owner and former legislator, I am prepared to bring to these skills to Troy City Hall and build on Troy's great legacy of taxpayer accountability, sound management and fiscal discipline."
The economy is still a challenge, unemployment is still higher than it needs to be and office vacancies are still a problem.
“The role of the Mayor is to serve as Troy's ambassador, promote the city, be a leader and do it in a fiscally responsible way," said Knollenberg. "I hope to be that statesman."
Knollenberg currently resides in Troy with his wife, Lori.