State Rep. Bob Constan on Wednesday announced his candidacy for the open 8th District seat on the Wayne County Commission.
Constan, a Democrat and resident of Dearborn Heights, said he hopes to improve the role of the commission in county government.
“Our next Wayne County Commissioner must bring a new approach to the office,” Constan said. “The residents of the new 8th District must be represented vigorously and effectively.”
Constan, serving his third and final term as State Representative, is a former member of the Dearborn Heights City Council.
The 8th District includes all of Dearborn Heights and Redford Township and a southeast section of Livonia.
Constan chaired the Government Operations Committee during the last legislative session and is the current Minority Chair of the House Tax Policy Committee in Lansing, among other committee assignments.
A graduate of Annapolis High School, Constan holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in Michigan for 25 years.
Constan and his wife of 23 years, Kim, have three children. He has served as an usher at his church for over a decade. An active volunteer in his community, Constan is Vice President of the Dearborn Heights Goodfellows, Distinguished Past President of the Dearborn Heights Kiwanis Club, Past President of the Dearborn Area Bar Association and a Commissioner on the Dearborn Heights Watershed Steward’s Commission.