Elect Robert Smiley on Nov 8th

City Councilman Robert Smiley is running to be your next Oakland County Commissioner in the new 14th District serving portions of Commerce and Novi, as well as all of Walled Lake, and Wixom. With the economy and jobs in the delicate state that they are, it is more important than ever to send experienced people to Pontiac who understand that governing is about serving the public and enacting policies and laws that enable individuals, businesses, and communities to prosper.


As a two-term city councilman, Rob knows what is needed to keep the county functioning and within budget; working with cities, townships, and villages to make sure they have the services they require and to ensure policies benefit our residents.

Public Safety

Sheriff Bouchard is being asked to cut his budget by $1.5M after cutting it $1.5M last year. As a city councilman, public safety has always been Rob's top priority. Rob has learned to maximize funding with limited and fluctuating budgets.


It is important to be good stewards of our planet, but the “Green New Deal” plan for Oakland County is filled with expensive and unproven objectives that will do more harm than good to Oakland County. Our economy can't afford more regulation.

Meet Rob

Rob is a husband and father of three amazing boys. Family is what ultimately fuels Rob’s passion to maintain and improve his community. He has his own small design and marketing business. He’s been active in the community for many years, providing his abilities as a designer where ever needed, as well as coaching kids and supporting our veterans.

Smiley believes in small government with fewer regulations that encourages the private sector to flourish. The government should exist to be fiscally responsible, ensure security for its citizens while protecting their rights, and being accessible and transparent.


“It has been a privilege to serve my community as a city councilman since 2015. I have done so by listening to and working with residents to maintain and improve our community.”
Robert Smiley

Experienced and dedicated

Rob has worked with fellow city officials for policies that make for an efficient and cost-effective administration:

• passed municipal ordinances and budgets
• made appropriations
• worked to lower local tax rates

Public Safety

Rob will continue to always vote for the funds and support that our police need to keep our communities safe.

“I feel strongly that supporting our police and firefighters is the primary responsibility of local leaders. A safe community is a strong community, and that helps attract development that is consistent with the character of our area.”
Robert Smiley

Looking Out for Taxpayers

Rob successfully worked to lower local tax rates in Wixom as well as for balanced budgets each year. He has been a consistent voice for wise spending of our tax dollars and living within our means.

Responding to Your Needs

Rob has made it a priority to be accessible and responsive to residents’ needs. He is always willing to resolve or help resolve residents’ concerns.


He will focus on Capital Improvement Planning – improve roads and infrastructure and look for solutions to our growing traffic problems.

Involved with his community

• Wixom City Councilman – 2015-present

• President – Walled Lake Central High School Football Boosters – 2021-present

• Director – Walled Lake Central High School Salute to Service Game – 2017-present

• Board of Directors – Commerce Chargers Youth Football – 2011-2019

• Coach – Commerce Chargers Youth Football – 2013-2019

• Board of Directors – Wixom Community Foundation – 2019-present

• Precinct Delegate – 2014-present


Thank you to the many wonderful leaders in our community for supporting Rob!

Michael Bouchard,
Oakland County Sheriff

Ryan Berman,
State Representative, 39th District

Patrick Beagle,
Wixom Mayor

Mike Kowall,
State Senate, 2011-2018

David Staudt,
Novi Mayor Pro-Tem

Hugh Crawford,
Novi City Council and former County Commissioner

Jim Runstad,
State Senator, 15 District

Cathy Crawford,
Former State Representative

Mindy Fernandez,
Walled Lake City Council