Michael Sareini was elected to his first term on the Dearborn City Council in November 2013.
Sareini is a lifelong 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. All of Sareini’s children currently attend Dearborn public schools, except his oldest son who graduated from Dearborn High in 2012 and currently attends the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
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 at Jorgensen Ford in 1995, and continues to work there today. 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, 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, driving to Lansing on weekends to attend Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. Sareini graduated within 3 years “Cum Laude,” passed the Michigan bar exam, and is now a general practicing Attorney.
Sareini has a long history of participating in Dearborn youth recreation programs, sitting on boards and coaching. Sareini is a member of the Dearborn Rotary Club, Dearborn Optimist Club and a supporter of many local charities.