Jonathan C. Kinloch (Dist. 2)
Jonathan C. Kinloch is in his first term as a Wayne County Commissioner. He was appointed to the board in January 2021 to fill the seat once held by the late Jewel Ware. He is a member of the Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Public Service, Committee on Seniors and Veterans Affairs and the Committee on Public Safety, Judiciary & Homeland Security; Vice Chair of the Special Committee on The Criminal Justice Complex and a member of the Special Committee on Behavioral Health. Appointed by Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans, Jonathan sits as the County Commission's representative on the Board of Directors for Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network.
Jonathan has been engaged in Detroit's social and civic community for over thirty years. During his formative years, Kinloch was fortunate to have participated in internships and volunteerism efforts under the guidance of Michigan trailblazers such as former Detroit City Council President Erma L. Henderson, Detroit's former Ombudsman Marie Farrell-Donaldson, and Gloria C. Cobbin, a former president of the Detroit Board of Education. Kinloch serves as Chairman of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority, Commissioner on the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners and is a Board Member at One Detroit Credit Union. Kinloch has served on the Detroit Board of Education and the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, where in November 2020, he garnered national attention when he resisted efforts not to certify Wayne County's 2020 Presidential Election results. While serving on the Detroit Board of Education, he introduced a number of policies which remain with the district today. He's most proud of his role in the creation of the Office of Inspector General and the DPS Police Department. Jonathan has worked as the S.E. Michigan Community Liaison to Michigan's Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Currently, he's Political Director for SEIU Healthcare Michigan and is the Wayne County Commissioner, representing District 2 (covering Detroit's Pingree Park, Downtown, Mid-town, North-End, Woodbridge, Boston Edison, Indian Village, Virginia Park, Petosky-Otsego communities).He continues to volunteer and lend his support to various causes locally and nationally. Kinloch is Chair of the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party and serves as the 3rd Vice Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. Also, he is a member of Triumph Church in Detroit.
Representing: Detroit (part)
Sherri Johnson, Chief of Staff
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