Commissioner LaBarre was elected to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners effective January 1, 2013.
Commissioner LaBarre was elected to his third term on the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in 2016. Andy represents District 7, located in the eastern half of the City of Ann Arbor. For 2017 he serves as Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners.
Born in Ann Arbor, Andy is a lifelong Washtenaw resident and a Pioneer High School graduate. Commissioner LaBarre earned his B.A. in Religion and Political Science from Wittenberg University and his Masters of Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University. Andy works at the A2Y Regional Chamber and previously served on staff of U.S. Senator Carl Levin (2004) and Congressman John D. Dingell from 2005-2011, most recently as his District Administrator. His past public service includes work on various board and committees, including the Ann Arbor Housing Commission; SOS Community Services Board; Center for Occupational and Personalized Education (C.O.P.E.), Advisory Board; Washtenaw Eastern Leaders Group; and the Washtenaw Success By 6 Leadership Commission; and the executive boards of the 15th Congressional District Democratic Organization and the Washtenaw County Democratic Party.
Andy is honored and excited to serve. He is committed to the protection of human services, public safety, enhancement of environmental health and access, and efforts to make Washtenaw County a better place for its residents and a more attractive location for young people. Andy lives in northern Ann Arbor with his wife Megan (a special education teacher at Dexter High School), son Declan, daughter Delaney, and dogs, Yogi and Monster.
Commissioner LaBarre’s 2017 Washtenaw County appointments include:
- Statutory Drainage Board
- Economic Development Corporation
- Health Emergency Response Coalition
- Washtenaw County Retirement Commission
- Space Plan Committee
- Washtenaw Urban County