Election Awareness and Support

The 2022 general elections are critical for the future of Pontiac. Federal, State, and Local representatives are up for election this year. Pontiac Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing civic engagement, increasing voter awareness, and providing education on key issues and races. 


What can your Federal Representatives help you with?

If you are having issues with a federal agency, or would like to express your opinion on federal legislation, your federal representative may be able to help. Some examples of federal entities include: 

  • Department of Veterans Affairs 
  • Social Security/Medicare
  • United State Citizenship and Immigration Services (ie. Visa’s, Greencard, Refugee Status, etc) 
  • Travel (ie. assistance with passports) 
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 

Contact Information: 

United State Senate 

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow


Southeast Michigan Office:

719 Griswold St. Suite 700 
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-961-4330

Washington Office:
731 Hart Senate Office Boulevard
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4822

U.S. Senator Gary Peters

Southeast Michigan Office:
McNamara Federal Building
477 Michigan Avenue, Suite 1837
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 226-6020

Washington Office:
Hart Senate Office
Suite 724
Washington, DC 20510-2202
Phone: (202) 224-6221

U.S Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence 

Michigan Offices 
Detroit Office 
400 Monroe Street, Suite 420
Detroit, MI 48033 
Phone: 313-880-2400 

Southfield Office 
26080 Berg Road
Southfield, MI 48033 
Phone: 248-356-2052

Washington Office
2463 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-5802


What can your State Senator or Representative help you with?

If you are having issues with a state agency, or would like to express your opinion on state legislation, your state representative may be able to help. Some examples of state entities include: 

  • Secretary of State 
  • Medicaid 
  • Food Assistance (SNAP, EBT, WIC)
  • Unemployment 

Contact information: 

State Representative Brenda Carter 


Email: [email protected] 

Phone: (517) 373-0475

State Senator Rosemary Bayer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (517) 373-0475


What can your county commissioner help you with?

County commissioners are the legislative body for county wide initiatives. If you would like to see an extensive list of committees and initiatives commissioners are working on, please visit: 

If you would like to express your opinion on county-wide issues you can reach out to your County Commissioner, who acts as a liaison between residents and the County. Some examples of county entities: 

  • Parks and Recreation
  • Regional Transit
  • Business and Workforce Development 
  • COVID 19 Response and Recovery 

County Commissioner Angela Powell 

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 248-214-6395

What can your Mayor and City Council help you with? 

Your local Mayor and City Council are responsible for the day to day activities of the city. Some roles include:  adopting the annual city budget,  approving ordinances, resolutions, and purchases, zoning and planning requests; granting permit and license terms, providing for public utilities, and more. The mayor administrates the day-to-day business of the city including the staff, departments, and all measures approved by the Pontiac city council.  

If you have questions about any of the following, your city council may be able to help: 

  • City taxes 
  • Water bills 
  • Local elections 
  • Planning and development of public spaces 

You can find more information about city initiatives here: 

Contact Information: 

Mayor Tim Greimel
by email: [email protected]  
by phone:
by fax: (248) 758-3292
by writing to:
Tim Greimel, Mayor  City of Pontiac
47450 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, Michigan 48342

City Council 

District 1 – Councilwoman Rutherford
District 2 – Councilman Nicholson
District 3 – Councilman Goodman 
District 4 – Councilwoman James
District 5 – Councilman Parker 
District 6 – Councilman Carrington
District 7 – Councilman McGuinness 

To learn more about each of your city council members, maps of their districts, and for their contact information, please visit: 
To learn more about the Boards and Commissions for the City of Pontiac, please visit:

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