Oakland County, MI
Pro-Growth Progressive Idea: Holding tours of downtown neighborhoods to encourage local banks and credit unions to invest locally
Andy Meisner was first elected Oakland County Treasurer in 2008 after serving three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, where he chaired the Commerce Committee. Andy is best known for his work on legislation bringing the motion picture industry to Michigan, stem cell research and reform of the public mental health system. In the legislature, Andy championed state investment in job creation and small business development, as well as legislation to lower “pop-up” property taxes, fight foreclosures, and create the 21st Century Jobs Fund and the Michigan Spirit of Entrepreneurship Initiative.
As Oakland County Treasurer, Andy’s focus is on preserving the county’s prosperity during times of unprecedented financial crisis, preventing mortgage and tax foreclosures that destabilize our communities and threaten property values, and on prudent stewardship and investment of Oakland County taxpayer dollars. Before serving in office, Andy worked as vice president of marketing and communications for a national non-profit organization dedicated to community-based prevention of substance abuse and violence, and as corporate communications director for a commercial real estate firm.