Royal Oak-  On April 26, 2016 City Clerk Melanie Halas certified Brandon Kolo as the first official candidate for the 2017 Royal Oak City Commission election.  Brandon is seeking the partial two-year seat that was opened when State Representative Ellison vacated the commission last year.

Brandon, his wife Carly, and son Henry love calling Royal Oak home. Years before starting a family, Brandon and Carly knew that Royal Oak would be the best place to raise their future children.  As your city commissioner, Brandon will make sure that Royal Oak remains a community in which we are proud to raise our children and call home.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Brandon works in facility services focusing on environmental sustainability and green technologies.  Brandon also became a small business owner when he purchased the in which we are proud to raise our children and call home.  He would go on to expand to a second location a year later.

Brandon's civic engagement in Royal Oak started with his appointment to the Library Board. Brandon quickly became part of the Budget Committee tasked with overseeing the almost two million dollar budget of the library, and the Strategic Planning Committee to ensure our library has a clear vision for it's future.

It's no surprise that Royal Oak constantly makes the list of Best Cities to live in, and the future only looks better.  Our downtown is set to undergo major redevelopment with the addition of new hotels and civic centers, our schools will be under new leadership next fall, and we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop 40 acres of parkland at the former Normandy Oaks golf course.  Brandon understands the need for strong leadership to see these projects to completion and ensure the values we hold as a community stand true.