John Proos

Biographical Information

Born: December 10, 1969 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Marital Status: Married
Children: Children: Elena, Jack, Nora Proos
Education: Masters of Education, Michigan State University; Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Marquette University
Employment/Military Record: Nearly 10 years as Staff Member to U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, six years as Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director, 1.5 years as vice president of Heritage Homes, Incorporated, of Michigan as design build firm in Berrien County.
Community Activities: In addition to family and political life I am active in many southwestern Michigan groups including the Rotary Club of St. Joseph/Benton Harbor and the United Way of Southwest Michigan. I am a board member of the Berrien Community Foundation and member of St. Joseph the Provider Knights of Columbus Chapter of St. Joseph Catholic Parish and the Coloma American Legion Post 362.
Religion: Catholic

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018)
House Minority Caucus Chair (1/1/2007 - 12/31/2008)
House (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2010)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 21st District 2014
General Vote: 45,586 of 70,676 (64%)
Primary Vote: 18,960 of 18,960 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, Michigan Townships Association, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC, Right to Life of Michigan, Great Lakes Education Project, National Federation of Independent Business, Small Business Association of Michigan Small BIZ PAC, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Realtors PAC, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PAC, MTA-PAC, MiBankPAC

Michigan Senate 21st District 2010
General Vote: 49,815 of 74,874 (66%)
Primary Vote: 20,746 of 27,104 (76%)

Michigan House 79th District 2008
General Vote: 25,440 of 44,404 (57%)
Primary Vote: 5,361 of 5,361 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 79th District 2006
General Vote: 19,660 of 30,236 (65%)
Primary Vote: 5,037 of 5,037 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 79th District 2004
General Vote: 26,377 of 42,080 (62%)
Primary Vote: 7,252 of 14,085 (51%)

Political Activities: GOP Party Member since 1994, chairman of Berrien County GOP (2002-04), member of Berrien, Cass, Van Buren and St. Joseph County Republican Parties organizations

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