Raymond Basham – District 14

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Commissioner Raymond E. Basham was elected to the Wayne County Commission in 2010 after serving for two terms in the Michigan Senate.

Born in Roanoke, Va., Basham served with the Air Force from 1962-66, before becoming an employee with Ford Motor Co. from 1969-97. During his tenure with Ford, he was appointed as an employee support services representative for the United Auto Workers Local 245. He also served on various UAW committees, including the bargaining and education committees.

Basham, a Democrat, served as an auxiliary police officer for the city of Taylor from 1979-84. He was later elected as the constable in Taylor, serving from 1987-89. He was elected to the Taylor City Council in 1989 and served until 1997. That year, Basham won a special election to serve as a state representative. He went on to win re-election in 1998 and 2000. Basham served in the state Senate from 2003-09.

Basham and his wife, Iva, live in Taylor and have two children, Brian and Tracy, and four grandchildren.

Representing: Brownstown Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Woodhaven and Taylor.
Chair of the Committee on Audit
Staff: Brian Peters - (313) 224-0876, Molly Tamsen - (313) 224-5023
Fax: (313) 967-1234

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News & Events

Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham to hold forum on religious diversity

Friday, August 25, 2017 - Wayne County Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham will be holding a Conversation on Downriver’s Religious Diversity on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Brownstown Event Center, 23451 King Road in Brownstown Township.
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Commissioner Basham to hold update meeting on I-75 construction project

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - Wayne County Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham will hold a meeting Tuesday, May 16, to provide the public with updates on the Detroit/Downriver I-75 construction project.
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Commissioner Basham to hold ID Card event for Veterans on March 24 at Taylor City Hall

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - Wayne County Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Basham will hold an ID Card event for county military veterans.
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Commissioner Basham urges driving safety, updates 2017 road projects

Monday, December 19, 2016 - Wayne County Commission
Commissioner Raymond Basham represents the 14th District, which covers Brownstown Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Taylor and Woodhaven.
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Commissioner Raymond Basham's summer 2016 newsletter

Monday, June 20, 2016 - Commission
Commissioner Raymond Basham represents the 14th District, which covers Brownstown Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Taylor and Woodhaven.
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Commissioner Basham honors Pia’s Ristorante Italiano for 61 years of service in Taylor

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - Commission
Commissioner Raymond Basham, D-Taylor, recently honored Pia’s Ristorante Italiano with a resolution honoring the eatery for 61 years of business in Taylor.
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Commissioner Basham to host public forum on religious tolerance

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham, D-Taylor, will host a “Public Forum on Religious Tolerance” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Council Chambers at Taylor City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road.
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Commissioner Basham honors Angler’s Marine Prop & Sail Inc. in Taylor for 53 years of service

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham, D-Taylor, recently presented a resolution to Robert and Douglas Reimel of Angler’s Marine Prop & Sail Inc. in Taylor for 53 years of service to the community.
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Wayne County Commission terminates unfinished jail construction audit from 2013

Thursday, March 03, 2016 - Commission
The Wayne County Commission voted unanimously March 3 to terminate the Wayne County Consolidated Jail Facility construction audit that was started in 2013 and ordered stopped that year, before the audit was completed.
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Commissioner Basham honors Woodhaven mayor for her involvement with Downriver dog care group

Friday, February 19, 2016 - Commission
Woodhaven Mayor Patricia Odette accepted a resolution from Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham on Feb. 16, thanking her for her volunteer work with C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc., a nonprofit group.
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Commission Committee Audit Chairman Basham praises county’s Office of Legislative Auditor General

Monday, February 15, 2016 - Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham, who chairs the Committee on Audit, strongly praised the county’s Office of Legislative Auditor General for its efforts after it released its 2015 annual report, as required by the county charter.
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Commission adopts resolution opposing relaxed air pollution permits at Detroit refinery

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Commission
The Wayne County Commission unanimously adopted a resolution Jan. 21 opposing proposed changes to the air quality pollution permits for the Marathon Petroleum Co. refinery at 1300 S. Fort St., Detroit.
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Commission approves new county credit card use ordinance, strengthens vehicle use ordinance

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Commission
Commissioner Raymond Basham, D-Taylor, initiated both measures based on the work of the county’s Office of Legislative Auditor General, which works closely with the Commission’s Committee on Audit, which he chairs.
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Wayne County commissioner upset over latest rejection for TIGER grant

Friday, October 30, 2015 - Commission
Downriver motorists will have to wait longer for relief from long waits for trains.
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Opinion: Consider giving to social-service agencies, rather than directly to street-corner panhandlers

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 - Commission
I am frequently reminded of a quote that has many versions and has been attributed to many in history – that is, to paraphrase: “The measure of a society is how it treats its weakest members.”
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Commissioner Basham to hold three in-district Town Hall meetings to address county issues

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham, D-Taylor, will hold three Town Hall meetings in the 14th District to discuss county issues – especially significant financial concerns – and provide residents the opportunity to ask questions.
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Commissioner Basham honors Matador Restaurant for more than 60 years in community

Monday, April 13, 2015 - Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham (D-Taylor) presented a resolution March 17 to the management of Matador Restaurant in Taylor for 61 years of service to Wayne County residents.
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Commissioner Basham honors Rony's Body Shop for more than 50 years of service

Monday, April 13, 2015 - Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham (D-Taylor) presented a resolution Jan. 21 to the management of Rony’s Body Shop in Taylor for more than 50 years of service to Wayne County residents.
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District 14 May Newsletter

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 -
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District 14 April newsletter

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -
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District 14 March newsletter

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 -
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District 14 February newsletter

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 -
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District 14 January newsletter

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 -
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District 14 December newsletter

Thursday, December 19, 2013 -
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District 14 November newsletter

Thursday, December 19, 2013 -
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District 14 October Newsletter

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 -
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District 14 Fall newsletter

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - Commission District 14
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District 14 June newsletter

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - Commission District 14
Commissioner Basham participates in Armed Forces Day celebration
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District 14 May newsletter

Friday, May 31, 2013 - Commission District 14
Commissioner Basham secures grant for new playscape at Taylor’s Heritage Park
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District 14 April newsletter

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - Commission District 14
County program helps Taylor home buyersreceive assistance with down payments
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District 14 March newsletter

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - Commission District 14
Wayne County’s Adopt-A-Road program provides volunteer clean up opportunities
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District 14 February newsletter

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Commission District 14
Taking a closer look beneath the surface of our roads
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Raymond Basham
District 14 Commissioner
(313) 224-0876

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