L. Brooks Patterson Politician

L. Brooks Patterson (born January 4, 1939) is an American Republican politician who currently serves as County Executive of Oakland County, Michigan. As chief executive officer of one of America’s most affluent and progressive counties, Brooks presides over a $796 million annual budget for FY2012 and a county workforce of nearly 4,000 full and part time benefit eligible employees. During the 19 years of Brooks’ administration, Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s have awarded Oakland County its coveted AAA bond rating for its prudent fiscal policies and success in transforming Oakland County’s economy from a manufacturing to a knowledge-based economy. Programs Mr. Patterson has launched include: Brooks has earned numerous awards and honors including: Brooks' Count Your Steps program encourages school-age children to get up off the couch and get outdoors in order to fight childhood obesity. For one month, schools throughout Oakland County compete against one another to see which school's students can walk the most steps. Every year, the students record millions of steps taken during the Count Your Steps month. On February 11, 2007, L.

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Date of birth
January 4th, 1939
United States of America


1. University of Detroit Mercy Colleges/University

The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is a private, Roman Catholic co-educational university in Detroit, Michigan, United States, affiliated with the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy. Antoine M. Garibaldi is the president. With origins dating from 1877, it is the largest Roman Catholic university in Michigan. UDM is one of the twenty-eight member Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States. Located across three campuses in Detroit, the school offers more than a hundred academic degrees and programs of study, including liberal arts, clinical psychology, business, dentistry, law, engineering, architecture, nursing and allied health professions. Listed below are some of the University's many distinguished alumni.

Type Research
2013. 30.4 mil. $
2012. 24.8 mil. $
2010. 20.6 mil. $
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4001 West McNichols Road, 48221-3038 - Detroit, Michigan
2013. 2,883
2012. 2,868
2011. 2,971
2010. 3,065
2009. 3,149
2013. 1,188
2012. 2,363
2010. 2,469
Acceptance rate
2012. 61.5 %
2010. 53.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 37.3 K $
2013. 35.9 K $
2012. 34.5 K $
2010. 30.7 K $
Official web page www.udmercy.edu
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Political engagements

Republican Party

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United States of America


Conservatism in the United States
Social conservatism
Economic liberalism


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The Republican Party, also commonly called the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, it dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1860 to 1932. There have been 18 Republican presidents, the first being Abraham Lincoln, serving from 1861 to 1865, and the most recent being George W. Bush, serving from 2001 to 2009. The most recent Republican presidential nominee was former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in 2012. The party's platform is generally based upon American conservatism, in contrast to the Democratic Party, which supports contemporary American liberalism. The Republican Party's platform of conservatism traces its roots to classical liberalism with an emphasis on its economically liberal policies in supporting free markets, limited government, and laissez-faire economics, while supporting socially conservative policies. A significant portion of the Republican base is made up of fiscal conservatives and other free market, pro-capitalism factions.

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County executive


A county executive is the head of the executive branch of government in a county. This position is common in the United States. The executive may be an elected or an appointed position. When elected, the executive typically functions either as a voting member of the elected county government, or may have veto power similar to other elected executives such as a governor, president or mayor. When appointed, the executive is usually hired for a specific period of time, but frequently can be dismissed prior to this. The position of an appointed county executive is analogous to that of a city manager, and is similar to a chief administrative officer, depending on the state. The executive is generally given full responsibility for the total operation of all departments based on general directives provided by the elected county government that hired the executive.


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