Walt Herzig

​Deputy County Executive Walt Herzig

 About Walt Herzig

​Walt Herzig serves as Oakland County Deputy Executive.

He oversees the Department of Public Communications and will be the liaison with the Board of Commissioners, the county's delegations in the state Legislature and Congress along with the state and federal government.

Herzig brings an extensive record of public service to the job, including being the district director for U.S. Rep. Andy Levin, former U.S. Rep. Sander Levin and former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin. He also was the Chief of Staff for former Lt. Gov. John Cherry.

In 2010, Herzig led the state government's effort to educate Michigan residents about the U.S. Census and ensure a high participation rate. As a result of those efforts, Michigan had the fifth-highest mail response rate in the nation.

Herzig received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He lives in Ferndale with his wife and two children.