Thomas Baldini of Marquette is a candidate for the Marquette Board of Commissioners in the 2014 election.
Baldini is a member of the Michigan Technological University Board of Control. He was the former district director for US Representative Bart Stupak from 2003 to 2010. He also served as education advisor and special assistant to former Michigan Governor James Blanchard. He has worked as assistant to the superintendent for personnel and finances of the Marquette Area Public Schools and has taught high school and university political science classes in Marquette. In 1994, he was appointed chair of the US section of the International Joint Commission for Canada and the US, by President Bill Clinton. He also served as US commissioner for the International Boundary Commission for the US and Canada, another presidential appointment.
Baldini is a founding member and vice president of the Economic Club of Marquette County, a founding member of the Marquette Community Foundation and a member of the Marquette Area Public School Foundation. He has won the Mount Arvon Award for Conservation Leadership, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Northern Michigan University and a Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Association of University Professors.