Oakland County Treasurer

It's About Trust

I’m a tax expert, business owner, community leader, youth advocate and faith leader

  • MBA, University of Michigan
  • U.S. Treasury license holder
  • Board of Directors, Crossroads For Youth foster care and therapy center
  • President, Lake Orion Rotary community service club
  • Scouting volunteer
  • Local and regional church leader

Why I'm Running

I’m running because we need a treasurer who will stand up for the people of Oakland County, protect the legacy of L. Brooks Patterson and be a strong voice against higher taxes.

Recent media reports have damaged the public’s confidence in the Oakland County Treasurer’s office and county governance in general. People who know me and my professional background asked me to

get involved. I feel a duty to answer that call. My family and I are multi-generational residents of Oakland County. 

I’m firmly committed to preserving and protecting the quality of life that we’ve been blessed to enjoy here. I’m also deeply troubled by the future prospects for Oakland County’s AAA bond rating. The loss of this rating will raise property taxes and rental rates for all Oakland County residents.

The clock is ticking.

-Joe Kent


Protecting Taxpayers

Actions and policies of the Oakland County Treasurer have landed in court and in the news. Aggressive tactics are being used to seize properties and “flip” them for substantial profits. These policies and practices need a thorough and impartial review.

Restoring Integrity

In 2019 Oakland County dropped its longstanding practice of disclosing the financial impact of changes in the county’s budget. As Oakland County Treasurer I will work to restore and expand measures to inform and protect the residents of Oakland.

Securing the Future

Oakland County’s AAA bond rating is in danger. The loss of this rating will sharply increase taxes. Oakland County's residents can't afford that. A county treasurer is elected every four years to be the public’s watchdog and advocate. I will honor that expectation and make it the centerpiece of my administration.


Elected Officials supporting Joe Kent for Oakland County Treasurer:

Mike Bailey - Oakland Township Supervisor

Chris Barnett - Orion Township Supervisor

Hugh Crawford - Novi City Council

Kathy Crawford - State Representative

Bill Dunn - Oxford Township Supervisor

Lori Fisher - Addison Township Treasurer

Mike Gingell - Oakland County Commissioner

Mari-Ann Henry - President, Greater Oakland GOP

Adam Kochenderfer - Oakland County Commissioner

Mike Kowall - State Senator

Eileen Kowall - Oakland County Commissioner

Jeanne Langlois - Oakland Township Treasurer

Larry Obrecht - Former Oakland County Commissioner

Bruce Pearson - Addison Township Supervisor

Mike Spisz - Oakland County Commissioner

Donni Steele - Orion Township Treasurer