Shiawassee County Clerk Lauri L. Braid announces that she will seek another term as County Clerk after serving since Nov. 2000. Braid will run on the Republican ticket for the partisan position and serve a four-year term. As County Clerk, Braid also serves as the clerk to the 35th Judicial Circuit Court, the clerk to the Board of Commissioners, the Plat Board, the Elections Commission, the Canvassing Board and numerous other committees. The County Clerk is the Chief Election Officer who oversees all elections in the County.
Braid says this about her current position, “This opportunity has been so rewarding and fulfilling. A lot has been accomplished in the County Clerk’s office. Customer service has always been a priority for me. There is so much more that can be done with the technology available to us today and I ask for your continued support of me to keep the progress that has been made in your County Clerk’s office moving forward. It is, and always has been, my goal to keep the progress moving forward to help provide the most efficient, user-friendly, quality service to the people of Shiawassee County.”
Braid has received her accreditation as an Election Official by the Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections. Before being elected as County Clerk, Braid worked for the Michigan House of Representatives for eight years in several capacities. She was the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Programs and Research Division and also a Legislative Assistant to House Appropriations Chairman and Vice Chairman. Braid was the office manager for Congressman Dave Camp’s Owosso District Office, worked as a legal secretary and paralegal for an attorney for seven years.
Currently, Braid serves as Chair of the Council of Election Officials (CEO) who works with the Bureau of Elections on election issues, is a member and Past President of the Michigan Association of County Clerks (MACC) and serves on their Legislative and Standardization & Review committees. In 2014, Braid was named “Clerk of the Year” by MACC. She is also a member of the United County Officers Association, the Shiawassee County Clerks Association, and the National and Michigan Associations of Parliamentarians. Braid is one of only two people in the County who are certified parliamentarians. She also is a member of the Shiawassee County Republican Party, Farm Bureau, Shiawassee County Agricultural Society and attends Owosso First Nazarene Church.
Braid, with her husband Dennis, live in Corunna with their son, Connor. They have four adult children all of who have graduated or currently attend MSU, Eric, Kristin (Adam), Lance, Logan and two granddaughters.