Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners District 2
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.
Dan Smith: In The News
What are the top issues facing Washtenaw County? Candidates discuss – MLive, 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 ballot – MLive, June 2, 2016
Washtenaw County to implement 10-cent grocery bag fee – Michigan Radio, June 2, 2016
Group threatens to sue over county taxes as board delays putting millages on ballot – MLive, Dec. 3, 2015
Tax proposals could appear on Washtenaw County ballots in March – MLIve, Nov. 6, 2015
Washtenaw County OKs 1-year property tax to raise $7.3M for road repairs – MLive, Oct. 2, 2014