Drick looking to fill former seat on county board of commissioners

Jay Drick

Jay Drick of Howell has filed as a candidate for the 5th District seat on the Livingston County Board of Commissioners vacated Feb. 13, 2020, by Donald Parker. Drick formerly held that seat until he resigned it in 2013 to become a Livingston County magistrate.

Parker resigned from the seat because he intends to seek the position of Livingston County administrator.

The 5th District covers the City of Howell, as well as Howell and Cohoctah townships.

Drick, 68, also intends to apply for the open seat’s appointment, and said his prior experience as a commissioner, and as a long-time Howell resident, businessman and attorney, would provide the commission with a smooth transition.

“I’m well known in Livingston County as an individual and an attorney who is thoughtful, prepared and thorough,” Drick said. “I will bring those qualities back to the board of commissioners to help support the good work they continue to do.”

Drick was a Howell attorney for approximately 39 years, and then retired from the position of Livingston County Magistrate in 2014. Since 2015, he has served as the director of the Livingston Family Emergency Expo. He is a member of the Livingston County Republican Executive Committee as well as a member of the Howell Masonic Lodge. He and his wife of 28 years, Deb, have three children and eight grandchildren.

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