Wahby wins fifth term as county treasurer

By: Julie Snyder | C&G Newspapers | Published November 7, 2012

Longtime Macomb County Treasurer Ted Wahby retained his seat after taking 58 percent of the vote in the general election.

Wahby, an 81-year-old Democrat living in St. Clair Shores, was being challenged by Clinton Township Republican Larry Rocca.

Rocca, the owner of Universal Real Estate, nonetheless made a strong effort and came out with 41 percent of the county vote.

Wahby is a former St. Clair Shores city councilman and mayor, and has been the county treasurer since 1995.

He said he’s pleased that he will be able to continue his work helping the community remain stable in an unstable economy.

“Our biggest concern has always been to keep people from losing their home or their business,” he said. “We’ve put in a lot of effort each year helping people and encouraging financial institutions to promote business in the area.

“The key is to encourage industry, create jobs,” he continued. “One very nice this is we’ve never taken an occupied home or business. We want to continue to keep the neighborhood stable and help people through difficult times.”