Oakland County Executive Director David Coulter claimed electoral victory Wednesday morning during the Aug. 4 Michigan primary election.
"I am grateful that voters judged me by my record as county executive and validated the work we are doing to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, recover economically and bring progressive change to Oakland County," Coulter said.
"I believe my collaborative leadership style – and record of accomplishments with the Board of Commissioners – around our 'Oakland Together' vision is what citizens want to see from their public officials," he continued. "We certainly have more work to do and I'm looking forward to making our case to voters in November."
Coulter will face a Republican challenge in three months, but he believes his strategic focus on health care and equity with a strong economic recovery plan will be supported by the majority of voters on election day.
"We are appreciative of the voter support we have received, but starting today, we take the first step toward November. I believe our Democratic slate of candidates will appeal strongly to all voters in Oakland County and I look forward to a strong unified effort," he said.
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