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Karen Joliat

Oakland County Commissioner


Oakland County, MI Commissioner

District #4

Current County Commissioner and community advocate, Karen Joliat, formally announces re-election candidacy for Oakland County Commissioner District #8, as the Republican candidate, on November 8th.

The residents of District 8 deserve sound governance.  Karen Joliat aims to continue to preserve the AAA bond rating the County has earned in addition to being a strong voice for the citizens of District #8 (the Village of Clarkston as well as portions of Waterford and Independence Townships).

Servicing Community
  • Minority Chair-Legislative Affairs & Government Operations Committee       -Board of Commissioners
  • Oakland County Youth Assistance Commissioner Liaison
  • Zoning Board of Appeals 7 years
  • Drayton Plains Nature Center Board, 7 years
  • Economic Development Corporation, 7 years
  • Clarkston Optimist Member
  • Waterford Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Clarkston Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Watkins Lake, Walters Lake, Scott Lake, Lake Oakland and Van Norman Lake Improvement Boards
  • Oakland County Children's Village Foundation Board,12 years
  • Contributing supporter of Angels' Place
  • Oakland County Commissioner, 2020-present
  • Waterford Township Trustee, 2 terms
  • President of Oakland County Children's Foundation, 6 years
  • Pharmaceutical Representative at Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Account Executive Detroit Newspapers Agency
  • Bachelors Degree, Walsh College: Business Administration


Strong commitment and active positive community involvement have earned her endorsements from:

Tom Middleton

 Former Oakland County Commissioner

Mike Bouchard

Oakland County Sheriff

Gary Wall

Waterford Township Supervisor 

Pat Kittle

Former Independence Township Supervisor


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