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Washtenaw County Commission District Five Race Shaping Up As Among The Most Interesting

Apr 22, 2014

In Washtenaw County, the race to replace Roland Sizemore in the County Commission's fifth district now features five candidates - four Democrats and a Republican.

Credit Bob Eccles

Among the Democrats who submitted nominating petitions before Tuesday's deadline: Ruth Ann Jamnick, a former Ypsilanti Township Supervisor and former State Representative; Wilma Gold-Jones, who serves on the board of the non-profit Mentor2Youth; Keith P. Jason, an Ypsilanti Township Park Commission member and Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority Commissioner; and Victor Dobrin. 

Republican Timothy King was a vocal opponent of DET Energy's "Smart Meters", and fought to keep them out of Ypsilanti Township.

There are a number of other contested races in Washtenaw County, and a complete list of candidates and issues is available from the county Elections Division via the link below.