kevin howley http://michiganradio.org en Commentary: Challenging Brooks; Challenging Oakland http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-challenging-brooks-challenging-oakland <p>For the last 40 years, two things have been true. Oakland County, home to most of Detroit’s white-collar suburbs, has been Michigan’s richest county. And L. Brooks Patterson has been Oakland’s dominant<br>personality, first as county prosecutor, then as county executive. When his current term ends in January, he will have held that office for 20 years.</p><p><br>That’s exactly as long as his longtime political enemy, Coleman Young, was Mayor of Detroit. But while Coleman finally retired after 20 years, Brooks is, at age 73, running again.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:53:55 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 9468 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Challenging Brooks; Challenging Oakland