George T. Darany is currently serving his first term in the Michigan House of Representatives on behalf of the Michigan's 15th District, which lies entirely in the City of Dearborn. A lifelong resident of the district, George owned and operated the Classic Trolley Company and knows firsthand the tools small businesses need to be successful. He also worked with numerous local civic organizations and served on the Dearborn City Council before being elected to the House.
His involvement around Dearborn includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, the Inter Service Club Council, and the Dearborn Rotary. He was Dearborn’s Outstanding Rotarian of the Year in 2009. He also is a current member of the board of the Dearborn Goodfellows and their most recent Past President.
George belongs to numerous service clubs and community organizations, and was a City Beautiful Commissioner from 1990-2007, since being appointed by former Mayor Michael A. Guido, serving as chairman in 2002 and 2003. He was elected three times as a precinct delegate. In 2006, he received the prestigious Community Service Award from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. For 15 years, he served in leadership positions with the Karmanos Cancer Institute, including fundraising positions that helped to raise more than 350,000 dollars.
He is proud of his support of the Dearborn schools, and his participation in important committees and projects related to the schools. In 2010, Darany received the Distinguished Service Award from the Dearborn PTSA for his advocacy for public school funding reform. He is a parishioner/usher at Sacred Heart Church, and over the years, has lent his support to Meals on Wheels, the Dearborn Education Foundation, Dearborn Jaycees, Dearborn Special Olympics, Just for Dearborn, Dearborn Burn Drive, Dearborn/Dearborn Heights Association for Retarded Citizens, Exchange Club of Dearborn, Dearborn Kiwanis, Dearborn Animal Shelter, WADOS and the Dearborn Community Arts Council, among other organizations.
A graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, he holds a bachelors degree in Economics.