April 20, 2016
Bill Krebaum Runs for State Rep in 54th District
Bill Krebaum entered the contest for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the office of State Representative in Michigan’s 54th House District by filing documents at the county clerk’s office yesterday.
Mr. Krebaum, 62, resides in central Ypsilanti and is proprietor of Pitt’s Barber Shop in southeast Ann Arbor. He was born and raised in the City of Detroit, attending the public schools there before moving to Farmington Township with his family while in the tenth grade.
He graduated from North Farmington High School in 1971 and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from 1971 to 1973, before returning to the Detroit area to work in the family’s small wholesale meat business. He moved to Ann Arbor in the mid-eighties and enrolled in Eastern Michigan University where he studied land use planning. Mr. Krebaum has lived primarily in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti Township and Ypsilanti since that time.
Before taking up the barber trade around 2010, Mr. Krebaum worked as an over-the-road semi-trailer truck driver, driving extensively throughout the lower forty-eight states and Canada. Before that, he worked as a project manager for Automotive Testing and Development Services’ Ann Arbor facility.
In his youthful days, he was active in the Libertarian Party, running as a candidate, and serving as chairman of the Libertarian Party of Michigan in the mid-seventies. His views evolved in a more liberal direction, and in 1992 he served as the Michigan Volunteer Coordinator for the Jerry Brown for President Campaign.
Active in fraternal groups, he belongs to the Zal Gaz Grotto Club and is a Past Master of Golden Rule Lodge No. 159, F. & A.M.