Joe Barone - District 10

Commissioner Joe Barone was appointed to the Wayne County Commission on April 16, 2015.

He grew up in Flint as the youngest of four children. He is a founding member of a “Main Street” law practice in Plymouth.

Commissioner Barone earned his bachelor of arts degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University (Eli Broad School of Business) in 1993, his juris doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1996 and his master of laws degree in taxation from Wayne State University Law School in 2004.

He is the proud supporter of more than 35 local community groups and organizations, including Focus: HOPE, Relay for Life and the Canton and Plymouth Community Foundations.

Commissioner Barone is a former board member of the Plymouth Township Downtown Development Authority, the Plymouth Township Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the Wayne 11th Congressional District Republican Committee. He also is a precinct delegate for the 12th Precinct in Plymouth Township. He is active in the Plymouth and Canton Chambers of Commerce, and is a former member of the Canton Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He also served as a Canton Chamber of Commerce ambassador. He was the 2013 Canton Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year. He is a graduate of Leadership Plymouth, a multi-month leadership program offered by the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce to cultivate engagement among existing and emerging local leaders. He also was a member of the Team Canton leadership team.

Commissioner Barone is a member of the Catholic Lawyers Society, the Italian American Bar Association, the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers, the Federalist Society and the Knights of Columbus. He also is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Commissioner Barone has been a frequent guest speaker for the Canton Homeowners’ Advisory Council and 35th District Court. In 18 years of practice, he has extensive courtroom trial experience in civil litigation, criminal law and probate matters. His success rate in jury trials is more than 95 percent.

He also has served as interim prosecuting attorney for Northville Township and as a volunteer trial attorney for the Schoolcraft College Police Academy.

He lives in Plymouth Township with his daughters, Olivia and Isabelle. He attends Resurrection Catholic Church in Canton Township, and enjoys downhill skiing, golfing, boating and running.



Commissioner Barone will meet with 10th District residents on select Thursdays at three sites in the district. No appointment is necessary.

The schedule for the rest of 2016 is to be determined, but meetings rotate among the sites:

*Canton Township Hall, 1150 S. Canton Center Road.

*Plymouth Township Hall, 9955 N. Haggerty Road.

*Barone Law Offices PLC, 607 S. Main St., Plymouth.


Representing: Plymouth, Plymouth Township & Canton Township
Staff: Dave Herbeck.
Fax: (313) 967-1236

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News & Events

Commissioner Joe Barone's fall 2015 newsletter

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - Commission
Commissioner Joe Barone represents the 10th District, which covers Canton Township, Plymouth and Plymouth Township.
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Commissioner Barone to hold office hours Aug. 13 in Plymouth

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - Commission
Commissioner Joe Barone represents the 10th District, which covers Canton Township, Plymouth and Plymouth Township.
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Opinion: Commissioner Barone adamantly opposed to county’s “summer surprise” property tax levy

Thursday, July 09, 2015 - Commission
By now, most of you have received your summer property tax bills in the mail. One of the main questions that my office is receiving is: “Why am I being hit with a special assessment from Wayne County?”
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Patience urged as Beck Road repaving project disrupts traffic to and from Plymouth High School

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Commission
The repaving and expansion of Beck Road by Wayne County is causing headaches for drivers going to and from Plymouth High School in Canton Township, but it’s a project that has been long awaited and will make traffic in the area much more manageable.
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Commission approves Joe Barone to replace Shannon Price as 10th District commissioner

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Commission
Attorney Joe Barone has been appointed to the Wayne County Commission to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Shannon Price, who resigned from the commission to accept the appointment as Plymouth Township supervisor.
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Joe Barone
District 10 Commissioner

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