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I Voted Sticker - Granite Shoals Texas City Council Election"Impress upon children the truth that the exercise of the elective franchise is a social duty of as solemn a nature as man [sic] can be called to perform; that a man [sic] may not innocently trifle with his vote; that every elector is a trustee as well for others as himself and that every measure he supports has an important bearing on the interests of others as well as on his own. "

Daniel Webster, The Works of Daniel Webster (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1853), Vol. II, p. 108.



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About Michael Lee Steenbergen

Michael Steenbergen was born in Springfield, Missouri in 1956.  At the age of ten his family moved to the Kansas City area in Kansas.  At age twelve Steenbergen moved to San Antonio, Texas and two years later he moved to McAllen, Texas where he completed high school, graduating with honors and two full academic scholarships to Texas colleges.  The scholarships were based on his high GPA and public speaking including 4 years on the debate team.  He selected the scholarship to the University of Texas where he completed 90 hours towards a government degree before he moved to Arkansas where he joined his family in opening Spring Crest Drapery Center as a ¼ stock holder and partner.

 In 1980, Michael Steenbergen moved back to Texas and continued selling products for the family business until 1983 when his family invested in a new business franchise venture called Fantastic Sam’s.  Starting with the purchase of three store outlets in Austin, Texas, Steenbergen and his family expanded to 12 outlets and two cities (6 stores in Austin and 6 stores in San Antonio.)  Michael became the regional manager of the business and developed extensive business skills over the almost ten years he ran the stores.  Steenbergen handled everything from designing advertising campaigns to running construction crews for the finish out of new lease locations.  He wrote a detailed employment manual based on Texas employment law which was upheld through dozens of State administrative decisions over the years.  He also handled employee relations, training, payroll, and tax preparations.  During the expansion of this business, Steenbergen and his family became an independent Texas company called Shears Plus.

 When the matriarch of his family sold the family business, Steenbergen turned his interests toward computers and became a Microsoft Certified Professional in internet development.  He established a personal business called Web-a-dex Internet Services where he continued to use his management skills as he offered web site building and internet ranking services.  He moved to Lago Vista, Texas where he continued as a web site consultant.

 When the family purchased CJ’s Gifts in Marble Falls Texas in 2006, Steenbergen moved to the area where he managed the business and still continued with web development contracts.  He expanded the gift shop into the t-shirt business using graphic skills he learned in web site construction.  While he was operating the business they landed several large clients including HEB in Marble Falls and Huber International.

 In 2010, Michael Steenbergen used all of his life skills and became a political consultant.  Since that time he has worked with campaigns and political groups, including elections ranging from Lieutenant Governor to several U.S. Congressional elections.  His last major political project was the campaign of Dr. Marco Montoya for United States Congress in 2014 where he served as a key staff member.  Michael now works part time for Advantage Sales and Marketing, and continues with his political consulting.  He is currently running for City Council in Granite Shoals, Texas.

 He has served as both an Election Judge and Election Clerk for Burnet County in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles respectively.  He performed these duties at the Granite Shoals Fire Station in Precinct 18.  From 2010 to 2014 Steenbergen served as a Deputy Voter Registrar for Burnet County.

 Residence Cities:

1956 Springfield, Missouri

1966 Overland Park Kansas

1868 San Antonio Texas

1970 McAllen Texas

1974 Austin Texas

1978 Little Rock Arkansas

1980 Austin Texas

1990 San Antonio Texas

2004 Lago Vista Texas

2005 Granite Shoals Texas

2007 Meadowlakes Texas

2009 Granite Shoals Texas

 

Schools:

Pershing Elementary in Springfield, Missouri

Apache Elementary in Overland Park, Kansas

Garner Junior High in McAllen, Texas

McAllen High School

University of Texas at Austin

New Horizons in San Antonio

 

Employment:

Springcrest Draperies

Fantatstic Sams

Shears Plus

Web-a-dex

CJ’s Gifts

Political Consulting

Advantage Sales and Marketing

 

Notes:

1974 McAllen High School - Graduated w Honors

1978 University of Texas - Completed 90 hours towards Government Degree

1978 Joined Family Business

 

Contact Information

Website: www.graniteshoals.us   Email: michael@michaelsteenbergen.com   Phone: 512-234-5348

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