ERC Political Action Committee members, above, welcoming Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to their annual fund raising dinner on April 28, 2011, are, from left, Linda Solterisch, Jeffrey Neilson, Jenny Nolan, Schuette, Carol Hackleman, PAC chairman John Stempfle, and John Chouinard. Other PAC members (not pictured) are Ed Joseph and Thomas R. McCleary, Jr. John Minnis photo.
Tom McCleary Legacy Memorialized
Among the contributions of the late Thomas R. McCleary, Jr., was launch of the Eastside Republican Club-Political Action Committee.
With that in mind, club member John Stempfle of Grosse Pointe during the May 17 ERC meeting proposed that the name of the PAC be amended to honor McCleary. His proposal was adopted, naming it the "Tom McCleary ERC-P.A.C."
While the Club itself, does not provide financial assistance to any candidate, the ERC-P.A.C. was established to perform that function with funds generated expressly for that purpose.