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.
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.
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.
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