Gregory, Bouchard to face off for sheriff in November

By: Kayla Dimick | C&G Newspapers | Published August 5, 2020


Democrat Vincent Gregory will face incumbent Republican Michael Bouchard for the Oakland County Sheriff seat in November. 

Gregory came out victorious in the Aug. 4 primary against other Democrats Barnett Jones and Randy Maloney. Bouchard was running unopposed. 

According to the unofficial results from the Oakland County Elections Division, Gregory received 80,679 votes, or 45.06%. Jones received 68,872 votes,  or 38.47%. Maloney received 28,942 votes, or 16.16%. 

Gregory, according to his campaign information, is a resident of Lathrup Village and a Vietnam war veteran, having served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. 

After he was honorably discharged in 1971, Gregory decided to pursue a career in law enforcement and was hired by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, where he reached the ranks of corporal and detective. After 10 years with the department, he was elected as vice president of Wayne County Sheriff's Local 502 before being elected its president, where he served for seven years. Gregory retired from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department following 30 years of service. 

Gregory has also served as an Oakland County commissioner, a state representative in District 35 and a state senator. He holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Madonna University. 

If elected, Gregory said in a previous report, he plans to step up patrols throughout Oakland County, hire and promote more women, and engage with the community. 

Gregory could not be reached for comment by press time. 

Call Staff Writer Kayla Dimick at (586) 279-1108.