Rob DeSana For City Council

  • An honest, experienced man that has been involved in Wyandotte Community his entire life, he has been a resident for 63 years.
  • He was elected to Wyandotte City Council from 1985 until 1991.
  • Rob was also elected to the Wyandotte Charter Revision Commission and currently serves on the Recreation Commission.
  • One of his proudest moments while he was on the council was when he helped the city of Wyandotte implement TIFA programs.
  • TIFA's main purpose and goal is to prevent urban deterioration and to encourage neighborhood revitalization and to spur new redevelopment.
  • More on how TIFA helped the city of Wyandotte can be found here.
  • Rob also helped implement the Code Enforcement Program when he was on City Council.
  • The combination of the TIFA Program and code enforcement helped to bring about a renaissance within the City and preserved its present, and paved the way for its future.

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Community Involvement

  • Rob played a big role in erecting the Veterans monument which is located at the foot of Oak St and the Detroit River.
  • This monument honors all veterans who have served our great country.

  • As a dedicated Wyandotte Bears fan, Rob can often be found volunteering his time at various sporting events. When he's not volunteering, he's likely in the stands watching the game.
  • His love of sports is evident, he was a coach for the St. Stan's boys and girls basketball teams from 2005 - 2013.
  • Rob has been volunteering as the assistant coach for the girls softball team at Wilson Middle School for the past three years.
  • He runs "Skills and Drills", a free basketball training camp, designed to help 3rd - 6th graders learn the fundamentals of the game.

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Experience and Education

  • Rob started his insurance career in 1980 as an insurance agent.
  • He then joined E.W. Smith in 1994, as an agent, and eventually became a partner and stockholder.
  • He retired in 2016 after 36 years in the insurance industry.
  • Upon retirement, Rob started volunteering his time as a hall monitor at Wilson Middle School.
  • Rob graduated from Gabriel Richard High School in 1972 and went to Ferris State College and Wayne County Community College from 1972 until 1978.

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Family and Memberships

  • Rob is most proud of his roles as husband to Denise and father to Abby Desana.
  • He was raised in Wyandotte alongside his siblings Geri, Tom, and Theresa, by their parents, Ray and RoseAnn.
  • Rob's stepson, Ian Hamel and his wife Elesa, have given Rob his most recent title, "Grandpa" to Lennan, Vaughn, and Layla.

  • Rob's memberships include:
  • Wyandotte Athletic Association (Past President)
  • Wyandotte Hall of Fame Committee
  • Wyandotte Knights of Columbus 1802
  • Wyandotte PRCU #162
  • North Shore Club
  • St. Vincent Pallotti
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • Wyandotte Jaycess (Past Vice President of Internal, External, and the Ways and Means Offices)

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Consider Voting Rob DeSana for City Council

  • If you would like to donate to Rob's campaign, you can send donations to 1253 13th Wyandotte, Michigan 48192
  • Make checks payable to Committee to Elect Robert Desana
  • If donations exceed cost of election, the excess money will be donated to Wyandotte's Blessing in a Back Pack Program

  • If you would like to contact Rob, you can email him at
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