Mike Kowall Announces Candidacy for Oakland County Executive
(Crystal A. Proxmire, April 17, 2020)
White Lake, MI – Mike Kowall, a Republican from White Lake, has filed to run for Oakland County Executive.
Kowall was a State Senator from 2011-2018 serving as majority floor leader for the last three years of his time in office. Prior to that he was State Representative for the 44th District. His wife Eileen is currently a County Commissioner and has served as State Representative.
Kowall graduated from Henry Ford High School in Detroit and later attended Oakland Community College before pursuing a 5 year carpenter’s apprenticeship. He made his living as president of a family owned business, Accurate Woodworking, Inc.
Kowall said in a press release, “Oakland County is the second largest county in the state of Michigan, so experience matters. Encouraging economic development, ensuring sound infrastructure and protecting the investment our citizens make through their tax dollars has to be the top priority.”
“My local experience, my experience in Lansing, my experience as a small business owner have prepared me for these very important tasks. I have the knowledge, I have the relationships, now I want the job.”
Kowall is the first Republican to file for the County Executive position. On the Democratic side, Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter is running for reelection, and County Treasurer Andy Meisner is also running.
The primary takes place Aug. 4 and the election is Nov.3.