Alex Hansen Annou...

A young Howell Township resident has jumped into the race for the Democratic nomination for 5th District Livingston County Commissioner.

Alex Hansen filed papers with the county clerk on March 7, 2018 in preparation for the November 2018 election.

“It's time to bring moral and compassionate progressive policies to Livingston County that are in line with the needs of the 21st century,” Alex stated. “As our county’s deteriorating infrastructure continues to disadvantage our residents, our board of commissioners continue to point fingers at other branches of government and shift blame. We deserve results.”

As a banker with over 10 years of experience, Hansen understands the importance of a balanced budget and fiscal responsibility. He recognizes that success can only be achieved when all stakeholders are heard and their concerns are addressed.

Alex promised to work tirelessly to improve county roads, increase public transportation, and look for ways to expand affordable housing.

Alex manages a branch location for Community Financial Credit Union. He serves on the Howell Township Zoning Board of Appeals and is president of the Amber Oaks Homeowners Association.

He grew up in Mattawan near Kalamazoo and graduated from public schools there. While in high school, he earned an Eagle Scout rank from the Boy Scouts of America and was active in 4-H, where his project was showing chickens.

Alex received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Michigan University in 2007 and will receive a Master of Business Administration degree from Davenport University in April.

His wife, Marie Arao-Hansen, attended Brighton High School as an exchange student and now is a teacher in South Lyon Community Schools. They have been married for four and a half years and are expecting their first child in May.

Anyone wishing more information about Hansen’s campaign may reach out to him at or by visiting his campaign website at

Hansen is the only Democrat to announce for the 5th District, which includes the city of Howell and the townships of Howell and Cohoctah.

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