Frank Parkinson is a 2008 candidate for Washtenaw County Commissioner, District 3.
Frank grew up in the small rural community of Quincy Michigan. He has a B.A. from Alma College with a double major in Business Administration and History and graduated from The University of Michigan Law School in 1985. Over the last 23 years, Frank has practiced law, built and sold several successful businesses, and donated his time to nonprofit groups, including [The Climate Project] an organization dedicated to studying the science, technology and public policy issues surrounding climate change and alternative energy solutions.
Frank supports a number of County policies:
- cost effective, affordable public safety and patrol services
- improving the quality of County road services
- expanding the Washtenaw County Road Commission Board
- common sense proposals for fiscal responsibility and accountability.
- supporting balanced land use planning and preservation
- planning a comprehensive County-wide public transportation system
- expanding alternative energy and sustainable energy-efficiency programs.
Frank is a local realtor with the Saline office of the Charles Reinhart Companyand is currently developing "green build" new construction. He is engaged as a community volunteer for numerous nonprofits including the YMCA, Meals on Wheels and the Lodi Natural Areas Preservation Committee.
Frank is married to his wife of 16 years, Elizabeth Parkinson. They live in Lodi Township and their children Madeline (14), Isabella (12), Carmen (8) and Frankie (6) attend Saline schools.