2018-10-25 / News

Cousineau, Rockey running for District 7 Commissioner seat

By Ben Gagnon
810-452-2661 • bgagnon@mihomepaper.com

GENESEE COUNTY — Democratic incumbent Martin Cousineau will face Republican challenger Donald Rockey in the Genesee County Commissioner District 7 race in the Nov. 6 general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the August primary.

Cousineau, a chiropractic physician practicing in Clio, became District 7 Commissioner in 2016 by defeating Democratic incumbent Mike Lynch in the primary and running unopposed in the general election. He previously served as a Thetford Township trustee from 2012 to 2016. He and his wife Janet have been residents of Flushing for 25 years.

Cousineau’s campaign priorities include bringing more jobs to Genesee County and improving the local economy. He has also called for providing greater transparency in government and more accountability for elected officials in the county.

Rockey is a member of the Genesee County Republican Party Executive Committee and a trustee for the Genesee County Neighborhood Watch Committee. He has worked in the medical field since high school and is currently the manager of a low income clinic in Flint. Rockey, his wife Jessica and three daughters are residents of Montrose.

Rockey said that his platform is based on implementing a complete and thorough audit on all spending made by Genesee County boards. He has also advocated for safer streets and schools in the county, as well as providing for a police liaison in every school.

The Genesee County District 7 Commissioner’s jurisdiction includes the City of Flushing, Flushing Township, the City of Montrose, Montrose Township, the City of Clio, Vienna Township and Thetford Township.

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