My name is Michael Blanchard, thank you for visiting my site and your interest in my campaign.

It wasn’t long after my family moved to Gardner in 1996 that I fell in love with our city. During my first few years in Gardner, I attended GEHS and it was during that time I met many of my life-long friends and a lot of people who made a major impact on my life. I believe it is because of these people and the other members of our community that developing a sense of pride in being from Gardner came easy.

When my wife Kathy and I married in 2007 we decided to buy our home in Gardner because we believe it is a great place to raise a family. It only a few years after our first son (Owen) was born in 2009 and right before our second son (Silas) was born in 2013, that I started my own business with the support and encouragement of my wife Kathy. When I started buzzfish media offering marketing services and developing websites for businesses. Through my business, I started to get involved in things happening in the community. Networking allowed me to meet some great people and opened up doors for me to learn about other organization in Gardner.

In the spring of 2014, I was introduced to Rotary and joined the Gardner Rotary Club. My time and involvement in Rotary introduced me to a host of amazing people who inspired me and provided me with lots opportunities to get involved in my community. I will have served as the club President for the 2016-2017 Rotary year. 

There are so many wonderful people in our community who have believed in me and inspired me through their stores to want to do more and be more active in our community. It is a combination of those stories and the encouragement from my amazing wife (notice the theme here) that I decided to run for City Council.  

Thank you again for taking the time to learn about me and for consideration of your vote for City Council. 

Primary Election August 1, 2017, | Elections November 7th, 2017