Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners District 8
OUTCOME: Jason Morgan was elected Washtenaw County commissioner in District 8. He got 99.17% of the vote, with 50.93% voter turnout. For more results, check the Washtenaw County elections site.
Jason Morgan is the former director of government and community relations for Washtenaw Community College, a position he held from 2013 until resigning in the spring of 2016. Previously he served as an aide to U.S. Rep. John Dingell, working as a liaison to Washtenaw County constituents. This is his first run for elected office.
Morgan has been active in the Washtenaw County Democratic Party, and serves on the executive committee for the Ann Arbor Democratic Party. He is chair of the Washtenaw County Community Action Board, which oversees programs run by the county’s office of community & economic development. He is also a board member of the nonprofit Jim Toy Community Center.
Morgan earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Northern Michigan University and is pursuing an MBA at Eastern Michigan University. He is not married and lives in the Pattengill neighborhood.
Note: Jason Morgan is not related to Mary Morgan, executive director of The CivCity Initiative, the nonprofit that operates AnnArborVotes.org.
Jason Morgan: In The News
No Contest – Ann Arbor Observer, August 2016
Jason Morgan leaves WCC to pursue political career – Washtenaw Voice, May 16, 2016
WCC administrator runs for county commissioner position – Washtenaw Voice, Jan. 19, 2016
Ann Arbor resident announces run for Washtenaw County Board – MLive, Sept. 30, 2015
Process Debated for Platt Road, Act 88 Funds – The Ann Arbor Chronicle, March 2, 2014