Mike was born in Littleton, the second of four children. He attended St. Rose of Lima for elementary school, Littleton High School (class of 1969), and Springfield College (class of 1973). While at Springfield, he lettered in cross country as well as indoor and outdoor track.
Mike taught for five years at Littleton High School, and then was a banker rising to Senior Vice President at Dartmouth Savings Bank. After that, he became a financier and executive director of Headrest for 11 years. Mike also served 19 years as Grafton County Commissioner, twelve years as the Chairman. Mike served as president of the 30 member commissioner’s council. He was selected Commissioner of the Year in 2016.
He has served 21 years on the Unique 529 College Savings Commission, which has a $17 billion plan managed by Fidelity. He has served on numerous boards including the New England Drug Court Board.
Mike and his wife, Julie, live in Hanover. Their son, Connor, graduated last year from St. Michael’s College. Connor has done two internships in Washington DC. Mike also has a son, Cameron, and two grandchildren, Gavin and Leah, who live in Colorado.
Mike’s mother, Evelyn, passed away on June 29, 2018, at 94 years old. She was always his greatest booster and always encouraged him to help the less fortunate.
Mike’s preferred recreation is long distance running and runs 10 miles a day. He currently has a streak of 9 1/2 years without missing a day and has run over 100,000 miles over the last 27 years. He held the New Hampshire record for the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:27 back in 1974.
Mike loves public service and looks forward to serving the 275,000 residents of District 1. Please view the map on the website and see if you are in one of the 109 towns and four cities.