Independent Candidate Endorsed by the Republican Party

Michael Gabbard


Council at Large

No Promises, Just True Representation.


Born and raised in Norwood graduating from NHS in 1983, I raised my family here.  Now the proud father of 4 and grandfather of 2, I am motivated to work for a better future for all of Norwood’s children.

I will take office unencumbered by promises and owing no favors.  I will enter City Hall with only one agenda, to SERVE the citizens of our great City.

Serving as a Councilman-at-Large from 2003 through 2011 my record is proof of my unbiased service.  Each issue has been addressed free of the influence of special interests.  Every decision made focusing on one issue, what is best for the citizens of Norwood.

I have served the community in my professional life with more than 30 years of experience in public safety working in EMS, fire and police services.  Many in the community may know me as “Gabby Claus” bringing joy to children (and adults) celebrating the season of Christmas.  I also continue to work as a photographer recording memories throughout the community.

Now, more than ever, the citizens need someone looking out for them.  Someone to focus on our neighbors, as well as our businesses.  Someone with a vision for revitalizing our community and moving Norwood into the future. 

Michael “Gabby” Gabbard