Monday, November 12, 2012
The Oakland County executive proved he's a stand-up guy during an Election Night appearance in Royal Oak.
As Democrats celebrated election victories Tuesday in Michigan and across the country, the mood at the Emagine Royal Oak theater complex, where more than 200 Oakland County Republicans gathered, was a mixed bag. That is, until L. Brooks Patterson, 73, changed the energy of room. “He gave some remarks and then he told us he had a surprise for us – and then he stood up on his own,” said former Royal Oak Mayor Dennis Cowan. “Everyone burst into applause.” Patterson, elected to his sixth term as Oakland County Executive on Nov. 6, was injured in a crash in August that left him hospitalized at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac for five weeks after suffering almost a dozen broken bones. He returned to work in October using a wheelchair and …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Two candidates – Democrat Kevin Howley and Republican incumbent L. Brooks Patterson – are running for the Oakland County Executive. The voter guide is provided by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization.
There are two candidates for Oakland County Executive in the Nov. 6 election. Incumbent Republican L. Brooks Patterson and Democrat Kevin Howley of Huntington Woods are running for the office. Attached to this article is a PDF copy of the voter guide for the Oakland County Executive provided by the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes a candidate or political party. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, according to its website. To become a member of the League of Women Voters, click here. To contribute to the League of Women Voters, click here.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
With L. Brooks Patterson not making any public appearances since his accident in August, opponent Kevin Howley of Huntington Woods is calling for more openness from Patterson's campaign.
Republican L. Brooks Patterson's opponent in the November race for county executive, Democrat Kevin Howley, said Wednesday that he is frustrated by the lack of communication from Patterson. But within hours of statements issued by Howley and Democratic Party chair Frank Houston about his absence, Patterson sent his own news release, titled, "Patterson responds to Oakland Democrats’ 'Whiny Epistle'": “If I were a democrat and had not seen Patterson for six weeks, I would consider it to be a great summer. The democrats have been so busy climbing all over themselves trying to be the one that measures me for my crypt, that I doubt they really are sincere about my well-being. But (for) the benefit of the many hundreds I’ve heard from, I can …
Friday, August 10, 2012
According to news reports, L. Brooks Patterson suffered broken bones as a passenger in an Auburn Hills crash but is expected to make a full recovery.
Updated: Friday, Aug. 10, 9:13 p.m. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is hospitalized in surgery Friday night after suffering from non-life threatening injuries in a traffic accident, according to reports. Patterson reportedly suffered from broken bones after the accident in Auburn Hills at the intersection of E. Walton Blvd. and N. Opdyke Rd. Officials at McLaren Health Center, formerly Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, could not estimate the length of time in which Patterson would remain there, but he expected to make a full recovery. The Detroit Free Press reports that Patterson was the passenger in a vehicle traveling eastbound on Walton Boulevard. at about 4 p.m. when when a car traveling west did not yield at the Opdyke Road …