District 5

Mary Howie lives in Jefferson/LaGrange Township with her husband, Mark. She spent five years as a director of religious education for Queen of Peace School, and 19 years as a Human Resources Director in the manufacturing and payroll industries.  

She was first elected commissioner in 2022, and ran because she loves the state of Michigan and wants to help the people that live in Cass County.

Committees & Boards

  • Policy Committee
  • Salary Committee
  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Van Buren/Cass Board of Health
  • SMART Committee
  • Liaison to COA

What is the biggest goal you have for Cass County this term? Make things transparent while dealing with county issues.

Fun facts: Mark and I were in a classic rock band for 15 years. We were known as AWOL and Double Whammy.


Mary Howie

District 5 Commissioner
(574) 361-2422