Don Brown | Candidate Questionnaires for Don Brown, Macomb County's Chairman of the Board of Commissioners | Michigan
Candidate Questionnaires for Don Brown, Macomb County's Chairman of the Board of Commissioners | Michigan
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Candidate Questionnaires

C & G Newspapers 2022 Questionnaire

FULL NAME: Don Brown

AGE: 59

OCCUPATION: Chairman,  Macomb County Commissioners

MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH YOU LIVE: Washington Township

RESIDENT OF MUNICIPALITY FOR HOW LONG?: 46 years.

ONLINE Information: http://DonBrownforMacomb.com

INCUMBENT?: Yes

EDUCATION:

  • Harvard University, Certificate, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Oakland University, B.A. Political Science
  • Rochester Adams High School, Diploma 

PREVIOUSLY HELD ELECTED OFFICES:

  • Macomb County Commissioner 1990 to Present
  • Washington Township Trustee 1988 to 1990
  • Republican Party Precinct Delegate 1984 to Present

 

TOP GOALS

Maintaining a balanced budget / quality mandated services.  Will continue to protect the interests of taxpayers; reduce the size / cost of county operations and approve balanced budgets that won’t require a tax increase.

Create an economic climate necessary to keep / attract jobs in Macomb by keeping our tax rate low and working cooperatively with employers is key. 

Continue to bring more road dollars to our community through focusing the attention on our needs. 

Macomb Daily Candidate Questionnaire

November, 2022

 

Name: Don Brown (R) Incumbent

AGE: 59

Family:  Wife Lisa, sons  Adam, Brandon and Conrad and daughters Olivia, Brooke

Years in Office: 32

 

PREVIOUSLY HELD ELECTED OFFICES:

  • Macomb County Commissioner 1990 to Present
  • Washington Township Trustee 1988 to 1990
  • Republican Party Precinct Delegate 1984 to Present

 

OCCUPATION: Chairman, Macomb County Commissioners

 

EDUCATION:

  • Harvard University, Certificate, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Oakland University, B.A. Political Science
  • Rochester Adams High School, Diploma

 

  1. Why should voters elect you over your opponent?

I have the experience and proven record of successfully advocating for my constituents / taxpayers and community. i.e. maintaining a balanced budget / quality mandated services.  Create an economic climate necessary to keep / attract jobs in Macomb.  Continue to bring infrastructure dollars to northern Macomb County.

 

  1. Are there any political/social/cultural issues that you would raise for the county board to consider? If so, what and why?

Mental Health and violence is a factors in violent crimes.  The county plans to construct a diversion center at the jail to access persons arrested and divert those with mental health issues from the jail to a mental health facility, which maybe at our repurposed Juvenile justice center to create room for them.

 

  1. What, if any, areas of county spending would you seek to reduce, and/or what, if any, areas of county spending would you seek to increase? And why?
  • Continue to reduce debt payments and pay cash new capital projects to free money for other priorities.
  • Reduce overtime budgets.
  • Increase funding for law enforcement services to keep our communities safe.
  • Increase funding to clean up our lakes and river through greater investments in underground infrastructure.

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Committee to Elect Don Brown
6515 Old Coach Trail
Washington MI 48094

Don Brown in Macomb County Hallway with Picture of Board of Commissioners
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Don Brown

County Commissioner 7th District, Northern Macomb

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