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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...

August 20, 2019

You wouldn’t – and shouldn’t – call state Sen. Ruth Johnson (R-Holly) indecisive. Make it more torn between two loves. Johnson, who is a former county commissioner, Oakland County Clerk and Michigan Secretary of State, acknowledged that as soon as late Oakland County Executi...

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...

July 23, 2019

Word has it that Oakland County Board of Commissioners Chair Dave Woodward (and staff) are working overtime up at 1200 Telegraph Road, Oakland County headquarters, at the chair’s behest in order to push lots of new initiatives after decades of Republican board dominance. As...

June 25, 2019

Word bouncing around the Oakland County Executive Building is that former Congressman Mike Bishop (R-Rochester, Rochester Hills) is interested in throwing his hat in the ring for county executive in 2020 to replace L. Brooks Patterson, especially since Rochester Mayor Bryan...

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...

May 7, 2019

It pays to do your homework. That's what Oakland County Commission Board chair Dave Woodward (D-Royal Oak) is discovering, after confirming following the announcement by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson that he is battling pancreatic cancer, that if necessary...

May 7, 2019

Remember when your mom told you as a child there were always repercussions to every action? Well, in true Mother Knows Best fashion, former state Rep. Mike McCready (R-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township)

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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