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Wayne Co. panel honors retiring treasurer

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Detroit — Wayne County Commissioners Thursday presented retiring county Treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz with a resolution honoring him for his service in office.

“Your career and what you’ve done with the Treasurer’s Office is really remarkable, Ray,” said Commissioner Tim Killeen, D-Detroit. “Thank you for all of your service on behalf of Wayne County’s taxpayers.”

Wojtowicz, 86, who announced in September he retiring Dec. 1, said he was touched by the commission’s gesture.

“I’m moved by all of your comments,” he told commissioners. “Thank you so much.”

A Democrat and former mayor of Hamtramck, he has served as county treasurer for roughly 40 years and was last elected in 2012.

A county panel consisting of Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Clerk Cathy Garrett and Chief Probate Judge Freddie G. Burton Jr. is in the process of interviewing candidates to serve as interim treasurer.

The post lasts until the November 2016 election, when voters will select a candidate for the four-year term that pays about $116,000 per year.

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