Born and raised in Macomb County, Scott Czasak has lived the American Dream of being a self-made man.
From a young age, Scott felt the call to public service, he knew he wanted to be involved in solving problems in his community. Growing up a fan of Abraham Lincoln, he followed his hero into the Republican Party.
Public service can be a noble calling, if you keep the word ‘service’ front and center.
After serving a legislative staffer at the state and federal level, Scott decided, after consulting with his family, to take the next step forward. He is running for State Representative in the 36th district because he wants to keep driving Michigan forward.
Macomb is Home
Scott was raised in Clinton Township and attended Chippewa Valley public schools. Later, he moved to Macomb Township, served on the Historical Commission, and once he married Jennifer, moved to Shelby Township, where he resides to this day. He learned the value of hard work and dedication from his parents Frederick and Donna, who through tough times and easier times always put family first.
L to R: Scott and Jennifer, Frederick and Donna, Brett and Samantha
A Lifelong Love of Learning
From a young age, Scott had a love of reading. One of the many parts of his family lore is Scott always having his nose in a book. After high school, Scott attended Macomb College, earning a Associates Degree in General Studies, he then went on to Oakland University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in History. Later, Scott earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Local Government Management from Oakland University. No matter what though, Scott continues to read on a regular basis, for information and for pleasure.
My lifelong love of reading is one of the reasons I have been able to do what I have been able to do. Learning is a continuous experience, and I continue to enjoy knowing new things!
Dedication to Public Service
After college, Scott followed his call to public service. He set himself up as a small business owner working on various political campaigns, eventually landing a position as Scheduler then Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter. After then, he managed the successful campaign of Peter J. Lucido to the become the current State Representative for the 36th District, afterwards serving as his Legislative Director. With Rep. Lucido’s decision to seek another office, Scott decided it was time to step forward as a candidate, instead of continuing to work behind the scenes.
Education: Macomb College, 2000-2002, Associate of General Studies; Oakland University, 2003-2005, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Oakland University, 2009-2011, Master of Public Administration, concentration in Local Government Management
Employment Record: Legislative Director, Representative Peter J. Lucido, 2015-2018; Campaign Manager, Peter J. Lucido for State Representative, 2013-2014; Legislative Assistant/Scheduler, U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter, 2010-2012; Intern, U.S. Representative Candice Miller, 2004; Campaign Consultant, Icon Consulting, 2004-Present
Governmental Leadership: Historical Commissioner, Macomb Township, 2013-2014
Political Activities: State Committee Member, Michigan Republican Party, 2010-2012; Membership Chair, Macomb County Republican Party, 2012-2014; Executive Committee Member, Macomb County Republican Party, 2008-2016; Midwest Vice-Chairman, Young Republican National Federation, 2010-2012; Chairman, Michigan Young Republicans, 2009-2013; National Committeeman, Michigan Young Republicans, 2007-2009, 2013-2017 Chairman, Macomb County Young Republicans, 2007-2009; Treasurer, Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County, 2015-2017; Member-At-Large, Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County, 2017-Present; candidate for Macomb College Board of Trustees, 2010; Republican precinct delegate, 2006-16
Community Activities: Washington Township Toastmasters, Shelby Community Foundation, Greater Romeo Washington Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Starkweather Arts Center, Friends of the Shelby Township Library, Friends of the Romeo District Library, Greater Washington Township Historical Society, Romeo Historical Society
Religion: Roman Catholic, member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church