County Commission to Interview Applicants for Executive Position on Aug. 14
(Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 12, 2019)
Pontiac, MI – The Oakland County Board of Commissioners will host interviews for the County Executive position on Wednesday, August 14th in Committee Room A, which is located in the Oakland County Courthouse (Building 12E) at 1200 N Telegraph Road in Pontiac beginning at 9:30am. Interviews will be open to the public and will be broadcast live on the Board’s website. An interview schedule will be posted to the Board’s website.
Action on the appointment may be considered at a rescheduled regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners to be held on Friday, August 16th at 9:30 a.m.
Applications are being accepted through the Oakland County Website until noon on Aug. 13.
Thus far the applicants are:
White Jr., Steven
Kevin Howley previously ran for the County Executive position in 2012 against L. Brooks Patterson. Mark Stowers is a freelance writer who contributes to Oakland County Times.
Applications will be reviewed by a three-person committee of Chairperson Marcia Gershenson who is a Democrat, Republican County Commissioner Tom Middleton, and Democratic County Commissioner Gwen Markham.
County Executive L. Brooks Patterson died Aug. 3. Following his death, County Commission Chairperson Dave Woodward resigned in hopes of securing the appointment, but has yet to fill out the application for consideration. He and County Treasurer Andy Meisner are both running for the seat in the 2020 election. If no one is appointed, a special election will be held in May, and Gerald Poisson will serve until that time. The deadline to apply is noon on Aug. 13, through the Board of Commissioners website.
The Commission is split evenly with 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats. Democrats had the majority for the first time in decades before Woodward’s resignation.