Councilmember Jon Emaus

Jon Emaus joined the Brighton City Council in June 2016. He has been a resident of Livingston CountyPortrait-Emaus for ten years and a resident of the city of Brighton since November 2013. He has a son in Brighton Area Schools. In addition to volunteering for the Livingston County Veterans Treatment Foundation and the American Legion, he is a vocal advocate and active donor for the American Red Cross.

Jon received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. He has served both public and private Boards for over ten years. Following almost a decade of domestic and international travel as a national insurance executive for hospitals and physician groups he relocated his professional life to Brighton and opened a law practice specializing in business law and corporate compliance. In addition to his business clients, Jon provides assistance to troubled youth and families as a court-appointed attorney in the Livingston County Family and Juvenile Court. When not found in the kitchen improving his amateur chef skills, Jon can be found on the softball field or spending time with family, friends, and new acquaintances.

He welcomes any questions or concerns and can be reached via email ( or at his office phone 810-227-1700.  Councilmember Emaus is currently serving a 4-year term, ending November 2021.