Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners District 2

Dan Smith

Dan Smith

OUTCOME: Incumbent Dan Smith was defeated by Michelle Deatrick for Washtenaw County commissioner in District 2. Deatrick received 53.08% of the vote compared to 46.51% for Smith. Voter turnout was 73.68%. For more results, check the Washtenaw County elections site.

Dan Smith is a software engineer. He is the current county commissioner for District 2 and was first elected in 2010. This is his fourth election for the District 2 seat. He is one of two Republicans on the 9-member board of commissioners.

From 2008 to 2010, Smith served as a trustee for Northfield Township, an elected position. He is active in the Republican Party, and is a statutory member of the Washtenaw County Republican Party executive committee.

Smith has a bachelor's degree from Calvin College and a master’s degree from Michigan State University. He is not married and lives in Whitmore Lake. He plays trumpet in the Washtenaw Community Concert Band, and is a member of the German Park Recreation Club.

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Dan Smith:  In The News

What are the top issues facing Washtenaw County? Candidates discussMLive, Oct. 5, 2016

League of Women Voters candidate forum (video) – Community Television Network, Oct. 4, 2016

Snowflake Wanted: After a first search founders, the county is once again looking for an administrator – Ann Arbor Observer, July 2016

Washtenaw County road tax likely to appear on November ballotMLive, June 2, 2016

Washtenaw County to implement 10-cent grocery bag feeMichigan Radio, June 2, 2016

Group threatens to sue over county taxes as board delays putting millages on ballotMLive, Dec. 3, 2015

Tax proposals could appear on Washtenaw County ballots in MarchMLIve, Nov. 6, 2015

Washtenaw County OKs 1-year property tax to raise $7.3M for road repairsMLive, Oct. 2, 2014