Meet Larry



Larry is an attorney and a database expert with a long career in public service and education.  He served as an Ingham County Commissioner from 1983-1988.  He worked and taught in the MSU School of Criminal Justice, the MSU Political Science Department, the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, and was a lecturer for Eastern Michigan University.  Among the courses he taught were "Data Management for Social Science Research" and "Historic Preservation Law".


A 30-year resident of Washtenaw County, Larry served as a County Commissioner (2000-2002) and as County Clerk / Register of Deeds (2005-present). He resided in Pittsfield Township for two years, the city of Ann Arbor for 25 years, and currently lives in Scio Township.


As County Clerk / Register of Deeds, and previously as County Commissioner, Larry has spent the last two decades learning the ins and outs of Washtenaw county government. He has done so with a focus on progressive values, inclusion, and customer service.


Larry's background in election administration goes back many years.  He's been a poll worker in different jurisdictions, been an attorney for candidates in recounts, and is frequently invited to speak to groups to promote understanding of the election process.  He has had some role in every round of redistricting in the last 40 years.  As the chief election official for Washtenaw County, Larry has overseen numerous election cycles. 

Larry is proud to have the support of hundreds of leaders across Washtenaw County - leaders who recognize the experience and professionalism Larry brings to our county government.

Larry was also one of the pioneers of the World Wide Web. In 1996, he created the Political Graveyard web site (PoliticalGraveyard.com), which made a tremendous amount of U.S. political history available online.

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