Injunction filed to stop David Woodward from taking seat on Oakland Co. Board of Commissioners

Posted at 9:22 AM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 09:55:52-04

(WXYZ) — The chairman of the Oakland County GOP has filed an injunction to stop Dave Woodward from taking a seat on the board of commissioners.

Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski filed it along with County Commissioner Mike Spisz.

Sources previously told 7 Action News that Woodward, the former board chair, was withdrawing his application for Oakland County Executive, just over a week after he submitted his resignation from the board.

Gerald Poisson, who was sworn in as the Oakland County Executive after Patterson's death, said that he was told Woodward would withdraw his nomination, and that Woodward is still on the board of commissioners because the board has not acted on his resignation.

Woodward, a Democrat from Royal Oak, was considered one of the leading candidates to be named executive in the wake of L. Brooks Patterson, and was one of 21 who submitted an application for the position.

When he resigned, it left a 10-10 split on the board of commissioners between Republicans and Democrats.