The Macomb County Public Works Office announced this morning that former state representative Tony Forlini has landed the final appointee position that was left to be filled by Commissioner Candice Miller.

Like Miller, a Harrison Township Republican, Forlini lost his bid to succeed Miller in Congress last August in the primary election. He will serve in the management position previously held by former Warren mayor Mark Steenbergh under Tony Marrocco’s reign as public works commissioner.

Here is the press release issued by Miller’s office:

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice S. Miller has announced that former Michigan State Representative and Harrison Township Supervisor Anthony Forlini has joined the Macomb County Office of Public Works as operations manager.

Forlini replaces Mark Steenbergh in the at-will position at the Office of Public Works.

Forlini represented Michigan’s 24th district in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2010 to 2016. While he served in the State House, Forlini was a member of the Natural Resource Appropriation Committee where he helped oversee funding for several water quality initiatives. Forlini has been an advocate for water quality issues throughout his public service career. He served as the Harrison Township supervisor from 2004 to 2010.

“I’ve known Tony for more than 20 years now. He is a dedicated public servant and I am pleased that he has decided to join our office,” Miller said.

The addition of Forlini fills out the senior management team for Miller.

“Tony joins a team of hard working professionals at Public Works who truly care about giving their best for the people of Macomb County,” Miller said. “His commitment to water quality in our region aligns perfectly with our focus on clean water and clean government.”