Oakland County Commissioner Jim Nash (D-Farmington Hills) has announced his candidacy for Oakland County water resources commissioner, a job title currently held by Republican John P. McCulloch.
“I consider the Water Resources Commissioner’s Office the premier environmental agency in the county and as such I will collaborate with all the communities in Oakland County and across the region to make our water/sewer systems a national leader in sustainability,” Nash said. “Some of our communities now feel left out of the process by the commissioner’s office and that must change.”
Nash said he would focus his efforts as water resources commissioner on water conservation and mitigating storm runoff through education and economic incentives, as well as collaborative initiatives with a variety of stakeholders.
He said that, if elected, he would lead Oakland County to a sustainable future through regional cooperation and collaboration.
“We face our infrastructure issues together, we must work jointly to find solutions,” he said.
The county’s water resources commissioner serves four-year terms and is currently paid $138,999 annually.
Mark Danowski, a former Water Resources Commissioner’s Office employee, is also running as a Democrat in the Aug. 7 primary election, and McCulloch has also filed for re-election.
The filing deadline for candidates is Tuesday, May 15.