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Oakland County Executive David Coulter (D), appointed in August to fill the position after the demise of the late L. Brooks Patterson, has raised more than $216,571 since announcing his campaign to keep the position in October. Coulter spent about $16,200 to end the final quarter of 2019 with $200,627. However, he had a bit of a snafu – it was discovered he hadn’t paid his home’s $558 water bill for over a year, until another publication pointed it out, and it was promptly paid. Coulter claimed he hadn’t automated that bill. Fellow Democratic challenger Andy Meisner, currently in his third term as Oakland County Treasurer, who has until the end of January to file his campaign finance information – will likely make hay out of Coulter’s missed payment. In October, Meisner had about $420,898 cash on hand.