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|Known for||The Political Graveyard|
|Title||Washtenaw County Clerk/Register of Deeds|
|Term||2004 - Present|
|Website||Kestenbaum's personal website|
Kestenbaum is a Democrat. He served as a county commissioner in Ingham County, Michigan (1983–88) and Washtenaw County, Michigan (2000–02). In 2004, he was elected as the Washtenaw County Clerk/Register of Deeds, the first Democrat in that position in 72 years.
On March 22, 2014, following a U.S. District Court ruling that Michigan's ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional, Kestenbaum was one of four Michigan county clerks to open for special hours while the ruling was in effect; his office issued marriage licenses to 74 gay and lesbian couples.
- Leibovich, Mark (2006-10-01). "Hitting a Self-Destruct Button". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- Washtenaw County Government, Clerk/Register of Deeds, retrieved 2008-09-18
- "Judge strikes down Michigan ban on gay marriage; state asks for a stay". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
- "Clerk grants marriage licenses to 74 gay couples in Washtenaw County". Ann Arbor News. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
- Kestenbaum's personal website
- Political Graveyard website
- Interview with Kestenbaum (archived on 20070416)
- Lawrence Kestenbaum on LocalWiki
- Candidate presentation at League of Women Voters forum in 2020.
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