Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners District 9
Elizabeth Janovic is an attorney with Wilson P. Tanner III PLC in Ann Arbor, focusing on family law, mediation, criminal defense and copyright infringement defense. This is her first bid for public office. In September 2016 she was one of seven applicants for the vacant District 9 seat on the Washtenaw County board of commissioners, but was not appointed to that position.
Janovic serves on the board of the nonprofit Jim Toy Community Center and on the Washtenaw County Community Action Board. She also is a member of the Washtenaw County Citizens’ Advisory Council for the Juvenile Drug Court. She was a Democratic precinct delegate in 2014 and 2016, and worked as an intern for U.S. Senator Carl Levin in 2005. From 2000-2004 she was a platoon leader in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Janovic received a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College and a law degree from Michigan State University. Her partner is Carol Kuhnke, a 22nd Circuit Court judge. They live on Ann Arbor’s north side.
Janovic is an official write-in candidate for the District 9 seat, but her name will not appear on the ballot. The only candidate on the ballot is Conan Smith, who resigned as county commissioner effective Aug. 20, 2016 so that he could apply for a job with the county.
Elizabeth Janovic: In The News
Who will represent Ann Arbor's west side on the county board in 2017? – MLive, Oct. 11, 2016
Jen Eyer appointed as interim county commissioner to replace Conan Smith – Michigan Daily, Sept. 9, 2016
Meet the 8 people vying for an open Washtenaw County commissioner seat – MLive, Sept. 8, 2016
Monday Profile: Elizabeth Janovic – Washtenaw Legal News, Sept. 14, 2015