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Matthew Saxton reappointed to Traffic Safety Advisory Commission

Friday, May 31, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has reappointed Matthew Saxton, of Battle Creek, to the Governor's Traffic Safety Advisory Commission.  

Housed within the Michigan Department of State Police, the 11-person commission identifies traffic safety challenges, and works to develop, promote and implement strategies to support traffic safety programs.


"Matthew brings outstanding experience and has dedicated his career to public safety in Michigan," said Snyder. "I appreciate his willingness to continue service in this role."


Saxton is the Calhoun County sheriff, a position he was elected to in 2012. In his nearly 20 years with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Saxton has served as a deputy, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He serves on various community boards and committees, including the Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce silent observer committee, Kellogg Community College law enforcement advisory committee, Calhoun Area Career Center law advisory committee and the Calhoun County Elder Abuse Coalition. Saxton earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Lake Superior State University, and attended the FBI National Academy and Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. He will continue to represent local units of government.


Saxton will serve a three-year term that expires May 27, 2016, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.