Commissioner Martha G. Scott (D-Highland Park) was elected to the Wayne County Commission in November 2010 and is serving her fourth term representing Hamtramck, Highland Park and part of Detroit.
She began her public service career in 1972 as a precinct delegate. In 1977, she was appointed to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and served until 1979, when she joined the Wayne County Civil Service Commission, of which she was vice-chair. From 1984 to '87, she was president of the Highland Park City Council and in 1988, she was elected as her hometown's first female mayor, also making her the first African-American woman to be elected mayor of a Michigan city.
In 1994, she was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives and was re-elected twice. She was elected to the Michigan Senate in 2000 and was re-elected in 2002 and 2006.
Scott is known to her constituents as an elected official who is readily available and willing to listen to their concerns. Scott has been a crusader in the fight for fair and affordable insurance rates, increased funding for public schools and adequate protections for vulnerable residents.
COFFEE HOUR WITH COMMISSIONER SCOTT:
Commissioner Martha G. Scott hosts a coffee hour at 9 a.m. on the fourth Monday of the month, excluding holidays, at Maine Street Restaurant, 11650 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck.
Representing: Detroit(part), Hamtramck, Highland Park
Staff: Doris Rue