Sheriff Bouchard runs one of the nations largest Sheriffs Offices, overseeing 1,200 employees and managing an annual budget of over $132 million dollars. Sheriff Bouchard brings the experience of 21 years of law enforcement and 21 years as an elected official to the position.
On January 11, 1999, Michigan Senator and Majority Floor Leader Michael Bouchard accepted the appointment as successor to John F. Nichols who passed away suddenly. In November of 2004, Sheriff Bouchard was returned to Office with the largest number of votes for any contested candidate in Oakland County.
His current term will expire on January 1, 2013.
RECORD OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Re-elected Oakland County Sheriff, 2008
Re-elected Oakland County Sheriff, 2004
Elected Oakland County Sheriff, 2000
Appointed Sheriff of Oakland County, January 11, 1999
Elected Majority Floor Leader of the Michigan State Senate, 1998
Re-elected to the State Senate, 1998
Elected Assistant Majority Leader of the Michigan State Senate, 1995
Re-elected to the State Senate, 1994
Elected Assistant President Pro-Tempore of the Michigan State Senate, 1994
Elected to the State Senate, 1991
Elected to the State House of Representatives, 1990
Re-elected President of the Beverly Hills Village Council, 1988
Elected President Pro-Tempore of the Beverly Hills Council, 1987
Elected to the Beverly Hills Village Council, 1986