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What voters need to 
know about Ron Bacon

Ron is the incumbent candidate currently seated on the East Lansing City Council since my appointment in August of 2020.


Ron is most proud of how he and his colleagues managed challenges brought about by the global pandemic. The Council’s efforts around fair budgeting and mitigating Covid related losses in revenue was a huge undertaking.


This was happening while simultaneously working to create a safer and more inclusive East Lansing for all of our citizens and visitors. This encompassed changes to codes and ordinances, our sweeping DEI strategy and positive police reform, specific to the type of community that we want to be now and in the future..



  • The East Lansing Board of Review 

  • Economic Development Corporation

  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission

  • University Student Commission

  • Liaison to Human Rights Commission and former member/chair of the commission

  • I was honored to be the liaison to and seat the very first Income Tax Board of Review and the Police oversight study commission


Meet Ron Bacon

Ron Bacon is a ten-year resident of East Lansing living in the Hawk’s Nest Neighborhood with his wife Therese and their children Sasha, Veronica and Joel, who attend or attended East Lansing Public Schools. He currently works for Genentech, a Roche Company in support of neuroscience, and has worked in the biotechnology industry for over 20 years.

He has a secondary background in youth counseling and juvenile courts, which ties directly into his passion for coaching and mentoring. He is an assistant varsity football coach for East Lansing High School.

Ron attended Saginaw Valley State University, BA in Criminal Justice/Sociology and a MA in Organizational Leadership. He is a proud member of the Cardinals football family, having played for 4 years.

Additionally, He presently serves as a commissioner and Former Secretary on the MLK Commission of Mid-Michigan and a board member for East Lansing Educational Foundation.

"In life and football, I firmly believe you 'play as you practice'. You can't just expect to show up and be better than the other person. You have to prepare and you have to work hard, for all of it."

- Ron Bacon


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