There will be a special election in August for the Livingston County Commissioner for the 5th district.

This position became open when Republican Jay Drick, re-elected to the seat in November 2012, announced his plans to resign in order to accept an appointment as District Court magistrate.

The commissioners are required by law to appoint a temporary replacement for the vacancy by February 4. county

The person who is appointed to the Commission will serve until August 6, when a special election will be held.

There are Libertarians who have filed letters of interest for the temporary position. In addition, the Livingston Libertarians recently voted to support Mike Brennan to run in the special election.

District 5 includes Howell and Cohoctah Townships as well as the city of Howell.