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David Knezek (Dist. 8)

David Knezek joined the Wayne County Commission in 2020 and currently represents the communities of Dearborn Heights, Garden City, and Inkster. He serves as chair of the committee on Senior Citizens and Veterans Affairs, vice-chair of the committee on Audit and is a member of the committee on Government Operations. A lifelong resident of Dearborn Heights, Knezek graduated from Crestwood High School, holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.In 2006, Knezek enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he rose to the rank of Sergeant while completing two tours of duty in Iraq as a Scout Sniper Platoon member. In 2012, he was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives at the age of 26. In 2014, he was elected to the Michigan Senate at the age of 28 where he served as Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus. Knezek has the distinction of being the first Iraq War Veteran elected to each legislative body in which he has served. After leaving the Michigan Legislature, Knezek served as the Director of Legislative Affairs for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel before joining the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services where he currently serves as the Senior Chief Deputy Director. He is the youngest member of the commission.Knezek has a long track record of civic engagement in Southeast Michigan. He is a past board member for Starfish Family Services in Inkster, past board chairman of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Alumni Association Board, past member of the Redford Township Jaycees, a Silver Life Member of the Detroit Branch NAACP, Vice President of the Dearborn Heights Goodfellows, and a member of the Carl E. Stitt American Legion Post 232.

Representing: Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Inkster


Yasmeen Kadouh, (313) 224-0930

Fax: (313) 967-1243
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News & Events

Wayne County Commission approves $10 million to ease Dearborn Heights flooding
Wayne County Commission approves $10 million to ease Dearborn Heights flooding
Friday, April 21, 2023
Wayne County Commissioners have approved a $10 million, two-year project designed to ease flooding in Dearborn Heights and other nearby communities. Commissioners on April 20 approved money from the county's share of American Rescue Plan.
Commissioners remember former representative Plawicki
Commissioners remember former representative Plawicki
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Wayne County Commissioners Joseph Palamara, David Knezek, Sam Baydoun and Judge Mark Plawicki all took part in dedication ceremonies for a section of Telegraph Road honoring the late Michigan Rep. Julie Plawicki.