LIVONIA, Mich – Maureen Miller Brosnan was elected mayor of Livonia on Tuesday.
She defeated city council President Laura Toy in a close race in the state general election.
“I want to thank all of my supporters, our campaign team, and the volunteers who made this historic victory possible. Across this campaign, we have connected with thousands of Livonia residents about the future of our city, and they agree that Livonia is an exceptional city, with a bright future. Our campaign has laid the groundwork for a clear agenda for Livonia’s future, and I am honored to be chosen to lead the city as we enact that vision," reads a statement from Brosnan. "Livonia enters its seventieth year as a city next year, and for the first time will be led by a female mayor. This is not a milestone I take lightly, but I also recognize that Livonia residents chose me because there’s work to do to make Livonia a city our children come home to. I look forward to continuing that work and hitting the ground running in service to my neighbors and community.”
Brosnan served as the interim CEO of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan and the chairperson of the board of directors of St. Mary Mercy Hospital. She is a former president of the Livonia City Council where she was elected to serve for 17 years, including serving as Council President from 2014-2015.
Brosnan previously served as the executive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association. Her campaign said she has called Livonia home for 55 years. She has a home in Livonia’s Old Rosedale Gardens neighborhood.
Livonia also had a City Council election -- here are those results: