Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners District 7
OUTCOME: Andy LaBarre was re-elected Washtenaw County commissioner in District 7. He got 99.14% of the vote, with 63.81% voter turnout. For more results, check the Washtenaw County elections site.
Andy LaBarre is executive vice president and director of government relations for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce. He was first elected to the Washtenaw County board of commissioners in November 2012 and is seeking his third term to that office. He currently serves as chair of the board's ways & means committee, part of the board's leadership team.
Prior to his job at the chamber, LaBarre worked for U.S. Rep. John Dingell from 2005-2011. In 2004 he worked briefly as a press assistant for U.S. Senator Carl Levin.
LaBarre grew up in Ann Arbor and graduated from Pioneer High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in religion and political science from Wittenberg University, and a master’s degree in public administration from Eastern Michigan University. He is married to Megan LaBarre, a special education teacher. The couple has two young children and live on Ann Arbor's north side near the Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area.
Andy LaBarre: In The News
No Contest – Ann Arbor Observer, August 2016
Snowflake Wanted: After a first search founders, the county is once again looking for an administrator – Ann Arbor Observer, July 2016
Commissioners vote against placing road tax on August ballot – MLive, May 5, 2016
County looking to solicit development proposals for Platt Road site – MLive, Jan. 21, 2016
Andy LaBarre: The chamber’s resident liberal – Ann Arbor Observer, September 2015
County Commissioner Andy LaBarre attacked by far-right local radio personality Thayrone X for moving to renegotiate union contracts prior to Right-to-Work legislation going into effect – MarkMaynard.com, Feb. 8, 2013
Andy LaBarre makes bid for county board official, will face former commissioner Christina Montague – AnnArbor.com, April 24, 2012