Doug Skrzynariz is running for Sterling Heights City Council. A life long resident of Southeastern Michigan, Doug has been an advocate for many causes. Doug was born a chronic asthmatic and suffered a respiratory arrest at 13. The near-death experience was partly caused by heavy smoke from leaf burning in his neighborhood. Doug led a door-to-door petition campaign to ban leaf burning in his city. Doug was the director of the Mount Clemens General Hospital foundation, where he led the campaign to build the Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center. Doug is now the Associate Vice President of Government Affairs for the Wayne State University School of Medicine and WSU Physician Group. Doug has always been an involved member of the community. He was appointed by the Sterling Heights City Council to serve on the Corridor Improvement Authority to help spur economic growth in the city.