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 to 2011, most recently as his District Administrator. His past public service includes work on various board and committees, including the:
- Ann Arbor Housing Commission
- Center for Occupational and Personalized Education (C.O.P.E.) Advisory Board
- Executive boards of the 15th Congressional District Democratic Organization and the Washtenaw County Democratic Party
- SOS Community Services Board
- Washtenaw Eastern Leaders Group;
- Washtenaw Success By 6 Leadership Commission
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:
- Economic Development Corporation
- Health Emergency Response Coalition
- Space Plan Committee
- Statutory Drainage Board
- Washtenaw County Retirement Commission
- Washtenaw Urban County