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Here’s How to Watch the 2019 State of the County Address Feb. 7

February 6th 2019

Here’s How to Watch the 2019 State of the County Address Feb. 7 (event page) Pontiac, MI- The 2019 Oakland County State of the County address will be held Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the new corporate headquarters of United Shore in Pontiac. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will address about 800 Oakland County […]

Patterson’s 40 Under 40 Announced

January 18th 2018

Patterson’s 40 Under 40 Announced (Oakland County, Jan. 18, 2018) Pontiac, MI – Beginning Monday at noon, the public can cast an online vote to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2018. About 220 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges, looking for the […]

50 Officials Send Letter to Executive to Encourage Vote on Transit

August 4th 2016

50 Officials Send Letter to Executive to Encourage Vote on Transit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 4, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Last week members of the Regional Transit Authority Board from Oakland and Macomb Counties voted no to putting a regional transit plan on the ballot for voters to decide upon.  The plan would add many […]

Oakland Co. Executive Announces 40 Under 40, Vote for Top Spot

January 25th 2016

Oakland County Executive Announces 40 Under 40 (Oakland County Press Release, Jan. 25, 2016) Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson has officially announced the 2016 Elite 40 Under 40 class. Three finalists have been chosen out of the highly talented class, and public votes are needed to decide the winner for 2016. The winner will […]

Appeals Court Sides with Democrats in Redistricting Case

March 8th 2012

Bill Mullins, press liaison for County Executive Patterson, said “We completely expected it to go 2-1. Two of the judges were [former Governor Jennifer] Granholm’s appointees and we fully expected them to sway that way. We have already filed in the Michigan Supreme Court and we hope to have a ruling in the next 2-3 weeks.”

Democrats Win Redistricting Case, Appeal Expected

February 16th 2012

According to a Press Release by L. Brooks Patterson, the Ingham County Circuit Court has ruled against Public Act 280 of 2011 which reduces the number of Oakland County commissioners to 21 from 25 and allows the elected commissioners to draw the new county commission districts. The Act was signed by Governor Snyder, but Oakland County Democrats quickly sued to stop it’s implementation.