University of Michigan Regent
OUTCOME: Republican Ron Weiser and Democrat Denise Ilitch were elected to the UM Board of Regents in a statewide race. (In Washtenaw County, Ilitch and Democrat Larry Deitch received the majority of votes.) For more results, check the Washtenaw County elections site.
Carl Meyers is a senior vice president of investments at Raymond James & Associates in Dearborn. He was nominated as a candidate to the University of Michigan board of regents at the state Republican Party convention on Aug. 27, 2016.
Meyers has been active in the state GOP, formerly serving as the party’s treasurer. In 2014 he made a bid to be the Republican Party’s candidate for regent, but did not garner enough votes at the state convention that year to be nominated. He previously was a candidate for regent in 2004.
Meyers has served as chair of the city of Dearborn’s retirement system board of trustees and as a member of the city’s local officers compensation commission. He previously worked as a managing member with Roney & Company, and was an investment executive with Paine Webber. He has worked as a volunteer for Megan’s Dreams, a nonprofit that supports animal welfare.
Meyers received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1979. He lives in Dearborn and is married with three children.
Carl Meyers: In The News
Free Press endorsements for U-M, Michigan State, Wayne State boards – Detroit Free Press, Nov. 3, 2016
Editorial: Our choices for state education boards – Detroit News, Oct. 18, 2016
Former Michigan GOP treasurer hopes to bring experience in finance to Board of Regents – Michigan Daily, Oct. 13, 2016
Are U-M regents candidates using Jim Harbaugh photos to get elected? – Detroit Free Press, Sept. 9, 2016
See Democratic and Republican candidates for Supreme Court, university boards – MLive, Aug. 28, 2016
Michigan Republican Party chairman unhappy with 'RINO' hunters ahead of state convention – MLive, Aug. 20, 2014
Regent candidates to discuss issues at Oct. 25 forum – University Record, Oct. 19, 2004