(CBS DETROIT) Dave Coulter has been appointed County Executive pending his resignation as Mayor of Ferndale. The resignation is expected to come at a special meeting on Monday.

Commissioner Dave Woodward of Royal Oak originally put in his resignation and applied for the job.  He re-appeared at the Commission Friday morning, reclaiming his seat as chair and casting the tie-breaking vote to appoint Coulter.  The vote was 11-10.  Republicans favored appointing Gerald Poisson who had worked closely with former Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

Coulter served in the Oakland County Commission from 2002-2010, where he also served as the Democratic minority leader. He was appointed Mayor of Ferndale in 2011 after former Mayor Craig Covey resigned.



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