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Oakland County political gossip

November 12, 2019

When Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter (D), who was appointed to the position in August by a narrow 11-10 vote of the Oakland Board of Commissioners in August following longtime executive L. Brooks Patterson's death, announced on October 31 he would run in 2020 for t...

November 12, 2019

We've seen this game before, usually at the county commission level – state officials seeking a home at the county once they leave Lansing. But the passing of L. Brooks Patterson has put a new twist on the competition.  Current appointed count executive Dave Coulter (D)...

September 10, 2019

The attempt to appoint a new Oakland County Executive has certainly generated its share of rumors, including the following two tidbits. When it became clear to Democrats that board of commissioners' chair Dave Woodward – who moths ago announced he's running for the e...

August 6, 2019

It's the end of an era with the passing of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson on Saturday, August 3, and as one local leader said, “It's going to be an absolute shit show” as pols jockey to determine who will take the long-time executive's post. Former...

June 4, 2019

A MIRS post in mid-May alleging that Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson would be willing to step down early if the Democrats on the board of commissioners promise to keep the executive's GOP appointees on the job just long enough to secure their full retiremen...

April 23, 2019

The announcement by L. Brooks Patterson that he is battling pancreatic cancer and won’t seek an eighth term as Oakland County Executive has intensified speculation as to who will run for the job in 2020 – as well as morbid preparation in case the GOP incumbent is unable to f...

April 9, 2019

The announcement by L. Brooks Patterson that he is battling pancreatic cancer and won't seek an eighth term as Oakland County Executive has racheted up speculation as to who will run for the job in 2020 – as well as morbid preparation in case the GOP incumbent is unable...

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