Leadership

While serving in the Michigan Senate, Mike has done much more than simply legislate, he has been a leader on key issues important to all of Michigan!

  • Chairman – Senate Second Amendment Caucus
  • Co-Chairman – Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus
  • Elected Member – National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses Executive Council
  • Member – Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Chairman – Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Chairman – Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Department of Environmental Quality
  • Chairman – Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Department of Natural Resources
  • Member – Senate Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes Committee
  • Member – Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee
  • Member – Senate Capital Outlay Committee

His leadership as a legislator has been recognized by several grassroots organizations:

Senate (2011-present)

  • Legislator of the Year – Michigan Agri-Business Association (2014)
  • Legislator of the Year – Michigan Pharmacists Association (2014)
  • Health Care Legislator of the Year – Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians (2014)
  • Legislator of the Year – Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (2013)
  • Midwest Heritage Award for Best Sportsmen’s Caucus – National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (2013)
  • Champion of Dairy – Michigan Milk Producers Association (2013)
  • Special Recognition – FFA (2012)
  • Outstanding Support Recognition – Michigan Pork Producers Association (2012)
  • Legislator of the Year – Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists (2012)
  • Legislator of the Year – Michigan Credit Union League (2012)
  • Legislator of the Year – Safari Club International Flint Chapter (2011)
  • Recognition for Leadership on Autism – HOPE Network
  • Legislative Supporter Award – ABATE of Michigan (2011-2012)

House (1995-2001)

  • Legislator of the Year – Michigan United Conservation Club (2001)
  • Silver Plow Award (Legislator of Year) – Michigan Farm Bureau (2001)
  • Silver Plow Award (Legislator of Year) – Michigan Farm Bureau (2000)
  • Special Recognition for Commitment – Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (2001)
  • Special Recognition for Services and Commitment – Human Development Commission (2001)
  • Michigan Guardian/Patriot Award -National Federation of Independent Businesses (1998)
  • Leadership Award – Michigan Aquaculture Association (1997)
  • Legislator of the Year – Safari Club International Flint Chapter (1999)