Macomb County board looks to fill seat

By: Gena Johnson | C&G Newspapers | Published April 19, 2024


MACOMB COUNTY — On April 16, Macomb County Commissioner Mai Xiong won the race for a partial term of office representing the state’s District 13 in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Xiong’s win means she must vacate her post on the county board before taking office in Lansing. Once election results are certified and Xiong’s letter of resignation is accepted by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, the seat will need to be filled.

Macomb County’s charter states, “A vacancy shall be filled by appointment of a registered and qualified elector of the district in which he or she is to be appointed within 30 days by a Majority of Commissioners. The appointee shall take office upon filing the oath of office with the County Clerk after the meeting at which the appointment is made.”

The Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications for the seat. Applicants must be at least 18, a United States citizen, and a qualified and registered elector of the board’s District 11. Districts can be verified on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners website.

Applications can be found at and are due back to the county board by 5 p.m. on May 1. No late applications will be accepted. Public interviews will take place at the Macomb County Board of Commissioners Government Oversight Committee meeting scheduled for  3 p.m. on May 8, in the boardroom on the ninth floor of the County Administration Building at 1 South Main Street in downtown Mount Clemens.

The vote for appointment is scheduled to take place at the full board meeting on May 16. For more information, email or call (586) 469-5125.