Elizabeth Smith, daughter of former embattled State Senator Richard Fessler and Marilyn Fessler , ran for the Michigan State House seat in district 44 (White Lake) in 2014. She ended up losing to current Representative Jim Runstead. The race that year went quite negative and we covered that negativity in a article as well as some unbelievable turn of events for Ms. Smith (we suggest you read the blog post in the link above)
Now Elizabeth Smith is a Trustee for the Township of White Lake and her troubles seem to be following her there.
In the video a mother of a 2nd grader, Bethany Danowitz who is the school PTA president, described what transpired at Houghton Elementary on Valentines Day 2017, Ms Danowitz witnessed Ms. Smith berating the school principal in front of students. When the situation escalated she was asked to leave by administrators, she refused and White Lake police were called to escort her out of the school.
According to Ms Danowitz she also had a run-in with Ms. Smith at a Halloween party in 2016 where Ms. Smith "got in her face" and was berating her as well as the teacher in the classroom in front of students.
Current State Representative Jim Runestad issued the following statement on facebook "That is despicable behavior for a public official, especially in front of little children."
Perhaps if the alleged bullying and disturbing the peace is true, the apple wouldn't fall to far from the cart. This writer himself felt the Fessler family wrath when approached by Marilyn Fessler at the 2014 August Michigan State Convention. It was at that point Ms. Fessler approached this author and advised that this author was now on a list for covering the 44th District race, particularly the miscues of Elizabeth Smith and her campaign. This author though did ask Ms Smith's mother Marilyn Fessler, "What List? A Hit List? Is that a threat?"
You can watch the irate parents chastise and inform the rest of the board as to what transpired at the elementary school Ms Smith was at in the video below: