Candidate:
Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners District 2

Tom Brennan
Democrat



Tom Brennan

Sue Shink prevailed in this three-way race on Aug. 7, winning 66.53% of votes cast. She faces Republican Kevin Jardine on the Nov. 6 ballot. Click here for full local election results.

Tom Brennan is a patient services assistant with the University of Michigan Health System and a member of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Executive Committee. In the Aug. 7 Democratic primary, he faces Rodrick Green and Sue Shink for the District 2 seat on the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners. The winner will face Republican Kevin Jardine in the Nov. 6 general election.

That seat is currently held by Democrat Michelle Deatrick, who is running this year for the Michigan Senate in District 18.

According to the platform posted on his campaign website, Brennan's priorities include addressing economic inequality, the digital divide for high-speed Internet access, mental health services, roads, public transit and land preservation.

On the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Executive Committee, Brennan is co-vice chair for membership. He is a member of the Superior Township Planning Commission, appointed to that position in 2014.

In 2016 he ran for Superior Township trustee but lost in the Democratic primary, coming in last in a six-way race for four positions with 8.71% of the votes.

Brennan attended Washtenaw Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bowling Green State University.

Brennan lives in Superior Township and is married to Cynthia Brennan. He is serving as treasurer for his campaign.

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Tom Brennan:  In The News

Outcomes of Washtenaw County Board Of Commissioner RacesWEMU, Aug. 8, 2018

Mental health funding among issues in Washtenaw county board racesMLive, July 10, 2018

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum (video)Community Television Network, July 9, 2018

Soapbox Summer 2018WEMU, July 9, 2018