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David M. Knezek Jr. (Dist. 8)

David M. Knezek, Jr. was appointed to the Wayne County Commission in February 2020, representing Dearborn Heights, Redford Township, and part of Livonia. He is a member of the Committee on Government Operations, Committee on Audit, Committee on Public Safety, and the Special Committee on Senior Citizens and Veterans Affairs.


A lifelong resident of Dearborn Heights, Knezek graduated from Crestwood High School and later earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 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 and later elected to the Michigan Senate in 2014 where he served as Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus. Knezek has the distinction of being the first Iraq War Veteran elected to the Michigan House and Senate. After leaving the Michigan Legislature, Knezek worked as the Director of Legislative Affairs for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. At 33, he is the youngest member of the commission.

Knezek has a long track record of civic engagement in Southeast Michigan. He is a board member for Starfish Family Services in Inkster, a member of the Redford Township Jaycees, a Silver Life Member of the Detroit Branch NAACP, Vice President of the Dearborn Heights Goodfellows, a member of the Carl E. Stitt American Legion Post 232, and chairman of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Alumni Association Board.

Representing: Redford Township, Dearborn Heights & Livonia (part).

Staff: Lisa Vowell-Childs, (313) 224-0930
Fax: (313) 967-1243
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New Wayne County Commission Youth Council seeks student applicants
New Wayne County Commission Youth Council seeks student applicants
Friday, August 28, 2020
Applications are being accepted through Oct. 1 for the new Wayne County Commission Youth Council, designed to bring youth of all backgrounds together and open to students from all county high schools. For more, contact bakermccorickstaff@waynecounty.com.
Wayne County expands small business aid program
Wayne County expands small business aid program
Friday, April 3, 2020
Businesses from all Wayne County communities are now eligible for the county's small business aid program, which provides quick, low interest loans for businesses affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.
Notice on how the public can participate in  virtual Wayne County Commission meetings
Notice on how the public can participate in virtual Wayne County Commission meetings
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Wayne County Commission will be meting via teleconferencing until further notice. You can join meetings by visiting https://zoom.us/j/8599664354 and dialing (312) 626-6799. The meeting ID no. is 859 966 4354. Email questions: plane@waynecounty.com
David M. Knezek, Jr. appointed to 8th District seat on the Wayne County Commission
David M. Knezek, Jr. appointed to 8th District seat on the Wayne County Commission
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Former state Senator David Knezek of Dearborn Heights was unanimously appointed to the Wayne County Commission's 8th District seat .He replaces former Commissioner Diane Webb, who resigned to accept a position with Redford Township.