Dwyer files for re-election to Oakland Board

Bill Dwyer will seek a second term on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners in the newly constituted 14th District which has expanded beyond the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills to include the Southfield Township area, the villages of Franklin, Bingham Farms, and Beverly Hills.

While he was a freshman commissioner last term, Dwyer is no stranger to public service being elected after a 48 year law enforcement career which included 23-years as the Farmington Hills Police chief. Dwyer quickly became known as the "busiest commissioner," serving on more committees than any other member of the Oakland County Board.

Dwyer chairs the Ethics Ad Hoc Committee and the Parity Task Force, is vice chair of Public Services, and is a member of the Finance, Human Resources, Legislative Committee and the Audit Committee.

Dwyer was also noted for having a perfect attendance record at Board and Committee meetings despite the demanding schedule.

As the Warren Police commissioner from 2008 to 2010, Dwyer instituted reforms that saved the city millions of dollars but still brought violent crime down 2% in the first year alone. He has continued that focus--making government do more with less in tough economic times--as an Oakland County commissioner.

"We cannot burden taxpayers anymore in these times," Dwyer said. "Our focus needs to be on continuing to attract business and homeowners to Oakland County. We must continue to provide excellent public safety and vital public services. In Oakland County we have done this. We have the only budget in America that is balanced for 3 years in advance. I am proud to be working with Brooks Patterson and the Board of Commissioners to keep Oakland County on track financially, and one of America's best places to live, work and raise a family."

Additional information is available at Dwyer's campaign website, http://electbilldwyer.com.

Published: Mon, May 21, 2012