Wittenberg Announces Bid for Oakland County Treasurer

Three-term state Rep. will work to raise property values, safeguard tax dollars and prevent foreclosures as county treasurer 

State Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) announced today that he will run for the position of Oakland County Treasurer in 2020. 

“I’m running for Oakland County Treasurer because our community deserves an effective public servant in this role who is both fiscally responsible and socially conscious,” said Wittenberg. “That is why, as Treasurer, I will serve as a compassionate steward of resources for all residents across Oakland County.” 

Wittenberg was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2014 and served as the top-ranking Democrat on the House Financial Liability Reform Committee in his first two terms. He now sits on the House Tax Policy and Financial Services Committees where he has fought for tax fairness in Michigan and for the creation of a new state retirement savings program. 

“After representing our community for three terms in Lansing, I am ready to take on the responsibility of Oakland County Treasurer. If elected, I am committed to protecting the financial security of families across our community by raising property values, safeguarding taxpayer dollars and preventing foreclosures, all while ensuring an environment that will allow local businesses to thrive,” Wittenberg said. 

Before joining the Legislature, Wittenberg worked as a licensed life and health insurance agent for nearly a decade, helping thousands of families and businesses navigate their health and life insurance and employee benefits. He was raised in Oakland County and attended Berkley High School before graduating from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Wittenberg currently resides in Huntington Woods with his wife, Kimberly, and daughter, Ada. 

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