L. Brooks Patterson
County Executive of Oakland County, MI
L. Brooks Patterson has served as the chief executive officer for Oakland County, MI for over 20 years. In 2014, he was named one of Governing magazine's Public Officials of the Year. Patterson has been recognized for his emphasis on creating and maintaing quality jobs, and he estimates that "at least 10,000 jobs in Oakland County alone are directly or indirectly tied to caring for people with catastrophic auto injuries."
"If you have that accident and you go to the fund that exists- you're going to get full coverage for the rest of your life. Right now, it's a protected fund and it's there for one purpose, which is protecting people from claims that could easily wipe out an estate in a matter of months." - Patterson