| Carmella Sabaugh|| American Politician|
| Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, Denby High School|Carmella Sabaugh Wikipedia
Carmella Sabaugh (born August 3, 1938) is an American politician. Until January 1, 2017, she was the County Clerk/Register of Deeds for Macomb County, Michigan. Sarbaugh was the 2006 Democratic candidate for Michigan Secretary of State.
She was born of Italian-American Catholic parents as Carmella Visconti in Detroit. She was orphaned at age eight and raised by an aunt and uncle. She graduated in 1956 from Denby High School, and attended Wayne State University and Western Michigan University.
She lives in Warren and has five grown children.
Sabaugh served on the Warren city council in 1975-79. She was elected Warren city clerk in 1979 and served 11 years. In 1992, she was elected Macomb County Clerk, and was re-elected in 1996, 2000, and 2004, 2008 and 2012.
In March 2016, Sabaugh filed to seek a seventh term as County Clerk. Speculation began to arise that Sabaugh may drop out of the race after Macomb County Commissioner and former state Rep. Fred Miller announced on April 15 that he would challenge Sabaugh for the Democratic nomination for County Clerk. On April 19, the filing deadline to qualify for Michigan's August primary ballot, Sabaugh called speculation that she would drop out of the race "wishful thinking," while Miller officially filed for the Clerk's race just minutes before the 4 p.m. deadline. On April 22, just 15 minutes before Michigan's 4 p.m. deadline to withdraw from the ballot, Sabaugh announced she would not seek re-election and immediately endorsed Miller, citing a desire to spend more time with her family.
On May 2, 2016, Mt. Clemens political activist Greg Murray filed ethics complaints with the Macomb County Ethics Board against Miller and Sabaugh, saying the pair colluded with former Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer, who filed to run for Miller's seat on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, saying that Miller personally filed Brewer's paperwork just minutes before the April 19th 4 p.m. filing deadline, an accusation that Miller refused to deny directly. County Executive Mark Hackel said the accusations were "extremely questionable” and that the situation "...doesn’t come across well for voters."
Sabaugh secured the Democratic nomination for Michigan Secretary of State on August 27, 2006, by easily defeating state Rep. Mary Waters at the Michigan Democratic Party convention. Sabaugh was easily defeated by Republican incumbent Terri Lynn Land, losing by a margin of 56 percent to 42 percent.