Former Commissioners

Sarah Lightner
Sarah LightnerSarah Lightner served three (3) terms as Jackson County Commissioner District #1 (2013, 2015, 2017)

In the 2018 General Election Sarah Lightner was elected to the Michigan House District 65 The 65th District includes Springport, Tompkins, Rives, Blackman, Henrietta, Leoni, Waterloo, Grass Lake, Norvell, Columbia and Liberty townships in Jackson County.

Jon Williams
Jon Williams - Commissioner District #8Jon Williams was first elected to the Jackson Board of County Commissioners in 2008 and served two (2) terms. Upon the untimely and heartbreaking passing of Commissioner John Polaczyk in October 2017, the sitting County Board of Commissioners appointed Jon Williams to the Board to fill the vacant seat.

Carl Rice Jr
Carl Rice JrCarl Rice Jr. served four (4) terms as Jackson County Commissioner District #3 (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016).

​John Polaczyk


John Polaczyk 2017
John Polaczyk served three (3) terms as Jackson County Commissioner District #8
(2013, 2015, 2017).

Julie Alexander
Julie Alexander 2013

Julie Alexander served three (3) terms as Jackson County Commissioner (2010, 2012, 2014). 

In the 2016 General Election she was elected to the Michigan House District 64 The 64th District represents the City of Jackson and the townships of Concord, Hanover, Napoleon, Parma, Pulaski, Sandstone, Summit, and Spring Arbor.