Attract diverse new business to Oakland County's factories, storefronts and industrial parks, bringing back jobs to the county
Rebuild our roads, bridges, parks and energy grid
Support new technologies and the entrepreneurs who create them
Gwen Markham is Experienced
Experienced in working collaboratively with others to set priorities and get things done
Over 20 years of Automotive and Defense Manufacturing leadership nationwide
Two terms as City of Novi Planning Commissioner
Successful fundraiser for Novi Civic Center Theatre
Gwen Markham is Dedicated to Oakland County
Committed to a future of progress and regional leadership for Oakland County
Born in Pontiac and resident of Novi for 17 years
Proud daughter of Daniel T. Murphy, Oakland County's first County Executive
Married to Dr. Bruce Markham, founder of two biotechnology startup companies
Gwen's Priorities for Oakland County
"Oakland County's future depends on us making the right choices and setting the right priorities. Here are some of the most important issues we face:
Tomorrow's Jobs - Oakland County has 130,000 fewer jobs than we had 12 years ago. When we fill our empty storefronts, industrial parks and factories with tomorrow's jobs, the economic health of the region will be restored.
Help for Homeowners - We must continue helping Oakland County homeowners who are "underwater" to refinance and take advantage of record low mortgage rates. I will fight for funding to increase county efforts that help families prevent foreclosure in the first place.
Fix the Roads - Our roads and bridges need fixing, and I will fight for additional road funding to make our roads safer for vehicles, pedestrians and non-motorized transportation."