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Michael Sareini was elected to his first term on the Dearborn City Council in November 2013.


Sareini is a life long resident of Dearborn.  He is the son of the late Tom Sareini, owner of the Village Café previously located for over 25 years on Greenfield Rd at Rotunda Drive, and Suzanne Sareini, retired Dearborn City Council President Pro-Tem who served on the Council for 24 years.


Sareini and his wife Dalal have five children – Toufic, Houssain, Aliah, Suzanne and Hassan.


Sareini graduated from Fordson High School in 1990 and earned his Associate’s Degree from Henry Ford Community College in 1993. Sareini began a career in automotive sales in 1995. Sareini has won countless sales awards, and in 2011 was recognized by Ford Motor Company as Michigan’s #1 ranked volume salesman and #3 ranked salesman in the country.


Sareini was appointed as the sole representative of the state of Michigan in a national Ford Sales Advisory Panel that consisted of only 13 nationally renowned salesmen. Sareini’s recommendation resulted in a direct policy change within Ford Credit, the company’s financing arm.


In 2006, after 14 years out of the classroom, and while working full-time and raising his family, Sareini returned to school to complete his education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Sareini graduated in 2009 “With High Distinction,” earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Political Science and minoring in Psychology.


Sareini continued pursuing higher education, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and has been a general practicing Attorney for 8 years.


Sareini was chosen by the Michigan Attorney General as a transition team guidance member of experts comprising extremely-revered individuals from the government, legal, indigenous, and corporate sectors.  This team was formed to guide a smooth and seamless transition between administrations as the Attorney General-Elect took office, effective January 1, 2019.


Sareini has a long history of participating in Dearborn youth recreation programs, sitting on boards and coaching. Sareini is a supporter of many local charities.

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 Dana Nessel announces her transition team, including Councilman Mike Sareini

This article is republished from The Arab American News, originally published on their website and can be found here.

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General-elect Dana Nessel recruited a team of experts to assist with the transition as she prepares to take office as Michigan’s 55th attorney general on Jan. 1.

Nessel chose former Attorney General Frank Kelley, who served as Michigan’s AG for 37 years, as chair of her team. He was the longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history.

“I’m honored to have the wisdom, the experience and the candor of Mr. Kelley as I prepare to take office,” Nessel said. “His leadership is invaluable to me, to the office and the residents of Michigan.”

Nessel’s transition team includes Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy and two former members of the Kelley administration, Michael Hodge and Kelly Keenan. Both served former Attorney General Jennifer Granholm and have been in private practice for the last several years.

The team also includes two Arab Americans leaders, Zenna Faraj Elhasan, a former Wayne County general counsel and currently lead counsel for the Kresge Foundation, and Dearborn City Councilman Michael T. Sareini.

“It is an honor to be selected to join this prestigious team of professionals,” Sareini said. “I am most excited about the opportunity to serve the people of the great state of Michigan. Together with Dana Nessel, we will work towards a smooth and efficient transition in establishing the Attorney General’s Office to begin work on day one.”

“I am both pleased and honored to join in AG-elect Dana Nessel’s historic transition,” Elhassan said. “AG-elect Nessel ran on a platform of inclusion and diversity. Her transition team reflects those values as it also reflects Michigan. I look forward to working with the AG-elect and the outstanding women and men of her transition team as they return the Attorney General’s Office to the people of Michigan.”

“We are prepared to hit the ground running,” Nessel said. “Together we will work closely with the current AG’s team to ensure a smooth transition and set up an effective Office of the Attorney General so that on day one we can get right to work for the people of the state of Michigan. There are tens of thousands of cases pending before the AG and this team will closely look at the status of those cases and others the attorney general-elect may want to pursue. This will be a careful, methodical review to ensure a smooth transition between administrations.”

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