Gail W. Mahoney (Dem) was born in Jackson and graduated from Lumen Christi High School. She is a member of First Evangelist MInistries COGIC in Jackson, MI, where she is an ordained minister and church trustee and a member of the Food Pantry that provides food for the community on the fourth Friday of the month.
She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Mortuary Science Degree from Wayne State University. She was employed as the Deputy Director for South Central Michigan Works! for over eight years.
Gail served as Vice Chair of the Human Services Committee when first elected in 1994, and Chair from 1998 to 2000. In 2001 and 2002 she served as Chair of the Personnel and Finance Committee. For 2003 and 2004, Gail again serves as the Chair of Human Services Committee and is a member of the Personnel and Finance Committee. For 2012 is Vice Chair of Personnel and Finance and a member of Human Services Committee.
Gail has been a member of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Finance and Intergovernmental Steering Committee since 1996.
Gail is well known in Jackson, and throughout the nation, because of the many boards and commissions on which she serves, including: Jackson County Fair Board, The Armory Arts Alliance, Mid-South Substance Abuse Commission (immediate past Chair), Region 2 Planning Commission, County Parks Board, Passages Center for Women’s Health of Allegiance Center for Women (Advisory Board), National Association of Black County Officials just to name a few.
Commissioner Mahoney is pursuing a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. Gail is married to Donald M. Wolosuk and has two sons, Matthew II and Mark, and one step-daughter, Stephaine and one step-son Daniel.
Gail believes that County Government should strive to provide services that the citizens cannot provide to themselves. It should protect the public health, safety and welfare. It should protect the environment, encourage economic development and promote education. A county should do all of these things without discrimination.
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