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Who's Running For Washtenaw County Commissioner?

The Aug. 7 primary includes races for Washtenaw County Commissioner in each of the county's nine districts. We are focusing on districts that cover parts of Ann Arbor. Depending on where you live within Ann Arbor, you'll be voting for Washtenaw County Commissioner in either District 2, 7, 8 or 9. (Click here to get a sample ballot to check what district you're in, or explore the county's district map here.) 

Below you'll find descriptions of all these offices as well as candidate profiles for these races. You can check out our Voter Basics page for more details about the voting process. If you need to see a SAMPLE BALLOTclick here.


ABOUT THE WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS:

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is a group of nine elected officials, each one representing a district in Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor is represented on the county board by three main districts – Districts 7, 8 & 9 – as well as a small part of District 2, which includes a piece of northwest Ann Arbor. 

County commissioners are elected for a two-year term. Their main responsibilities are to oversee and approve the county’s budget, to hire and supervise the county administrator, and to make appointments to county boards and commissions, including the quasi-independent Washtenaw County Road Commission. The job of county commissioner is part-time, earning a base of $15,911 annually. Officers of the board earn more. Chairs of the board, ways & means committee and working session earn $18,911, and the board vice chair is paid $16,911.


WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: DISTRICT 2

District 2 covers north and northeast portions of Washtenaw County, including a small part of northern Ann Arbor and Barton Hills. It also includes the townships of Salem, Northfield and Webster, most of Ann Arbor Township and Superior Township, and a small part of the city of Dexter. (Click to see map.)

Incumbent Michelle Deatrick is not running for re-election – she's instead competing in the Democratic primary for State Senate District 18.

On Aug. 7, three Democrats are running in District 2 for Washtenaw County Commissioner: Tom Brennan, Rodrick Green and Sue Shink. The winner of that race will compete against Republican Kevin Jardine in the Nov. 6 general election. Jardine is running unopposed on Aug. 7.

Click on each candidate's photo to learn more.


WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: DISTRICT 7

District 7 covers the east, northeast and southeast portion of Ann Arbor. (Click to see map.) Incumbent Democrat Andy LaBarre is unchallenged in the Aug. 7 primary. In the Nov. 6 general election he'll face Republican Joe Miriani, who is also running unopposed in the primary. Click on each candidate's photo to learn more.

 

WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: DISTRICT 8

District 8 covers central and south-central Ann Arbor. (Click to see map.) Incumbent Jason Morgan is the only candidate on the Aug. 7 Democratic primary ballot. In the Nov. 6 general election, he'll face Jeffrey Gallatin, who is unopposed in the Republican primary. Click on each candidate's photo to learn more.

 

WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: DISTRICT 9

District 9 covers the west, northwest and southwest sides of Ann Arbor. (Click to see map.)

Democrats Katie Scott and Conan Smith will compete in the Aug. 7 primary. The winner will face Republican Stuart Berry in the Nov. 6 general election. Berry is running unopposed on Aug. 7.

Click on each candidate's photo to learn more.