About Tom Kunse

  • Born in Pontiac 1970
  • Family Moved to Clare 1972
  • Graduated Clare High School 1989
  • Graduated Michigan Tech, Mechanical Engineering 1994
  • Started Northern Dry Bulk 1994
  • Married Janet 1998.  We have two children: Natalee and Cristian, both are in college.
  • Graduated CMU, Master’s Degree in Nuclear Physics 2010
  • Elected to Grant Township 2020
  • Husband, Father, Christian, Coach, Volunteer, Job Creator.

My wife and I have been small business owners for 28 years.  I’ve learned that nothing is better for the community than good paying jobs. I am proud that we have been blessed to grow to over 50 employees.


I will be representing Clare, Osceola and Mecosta counties

Political Positions

  • Pro Life
  • Fiscally Conservative – People can manage their lives better than a well-intentioned government official. Small government is better for us and our children’s future.
  • Tom actively searches out the local officials who understand and deal with the daily issues that affect our lives.
  • Balanced decision maker. Can listen to all sides of an issue, but still fight for what he believes.


  • Promote Skilled Trades: This is the path for our area kids to good paying jobs.
  • Election Integrity: Photo ID should be required to vote.
  • Small Local government.  Let’s keep Lansing out of our daily lives.
  • I’m working with the Township Board that I am on to expand internet service to our entire community.  I will continue to push for Broadband access when elected.

Community Involvement

  • Lifetime member of the Clare Rod & Gun Club
  • Longtime Supporter of 4-H
  • Tutor at Clare High School
  • Coached over 40 youth teams (Little league, soccer, basketball, hockey) – and enjoyed every season.
  • MHSAA Basketball Official
  • USA Hockey Official
  • Clare County Republicans


Why Vote For Tom

  • Tom has the experience of operating a business, where fiscal responsibility is required for success. There is no “government money” there is only “tax payer” money.  He will bring that responsibility to Lansing.
  • Active community member.
  • Tom works with a broad range of people every day.
  • He is a Problem Solver.
  • Tom believes that we have a right to own firearms.
  • Long time sportsman. Loves to fish, hunt, camp.



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