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Commissioner Jeff Potter Passes Away at 58

Public Date: 6/21/2010 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

​Pontiac, MI, June 21, 2010 - Oakland County Commissioner Jeffrey Potter (R) passed away at the age of 58 of an apparent heart attack at Providence Park Hospital in Novi on Monday, June 21, 2010.

"The passing of Commissioner Potter is a tremendous loss to our Board and the county," stated Oakland County Board Chairman Bill Bullard, Jr. "We are shocked about his sudden passing and send our condolences to the Potter family and the residents he admirably served in his district."

Elected in 2002 to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Potter represented District #8 which includes the cities of South Lyon, Walled Lake, Wixom and a portion of the City of Novi. He also represented the Charter Township of Lyon.

He was a leader on the Board serving as the current Committee Chair for the Public Services Committee. He worked in many capacities and served on numerous committees and boards during his tenure as a member of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners.

"Jeff Potter brought professionalism and civility to local politics," said County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. 'He was a dedicated commissioner who fought hard to improve the quality of life for residents in his district".

'He was always well-prepared on the issues that were important to him. We in county government will miss his services and send our condolences to his family," Patterson added.

Commissioner Potter is survived by his wife and three children.