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Statement from Patterson on Lawsuit to Overturn State of Michigan Public Act 280 of 2011

Public Date: 1/4/2012 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

Pontiac, Michigan -- Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson released the following statement in response to today's filing of a lawsuit in Ingham County Circuit Court to overturn the State of Michigan act to reduce the size of the Board of Commissioners:

"The Democrats want to overturn the will of the people so they can maintain a larger, more costly government in Oakland County. A majority of the representatives of the people of the State of Michigan voted in favor of the bill to reduce the number of Oakland County commissioners which was signed into law by our duly-elected governor."

L. Brooks Patterson
Oakland County Executive

To review Patterson's reasons why he supports reducing the seats on the Board of Commissioners to 21, go to

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