Senate Assistant Minority Leader Rick Outman

(R-Six Lakes)
12 Years
Senate District 33
4400 BOB
517-373-3760

senroutman@senate.michigan.gov
Official Website

Biographical Information

Born: December 15, 1963 in Lakeview
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Kris
Children: 3 children, 1 grandchild
Education: Teaching degree in Biology and Spanish, Grand Valley State University
Employment/Military Record: Work: owner/operator of a 3rd generation small business, Outman Excavating. Military: served in the U.S. Army, seeing combat in Beirut. After my service in the Army, I joined the 1073rd National Guard unit in Greenville.
Community Activities: I was on pastor parish relations committee for New Life United Methodist Church. Volunteer wrestling coach at Lakeview High School.
Religion: Baptist

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate Assistant Minority Leader (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Senate (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2026)
House (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2016)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 33rd District 2022
General Vote: 77,239 of 116,592 (66%)
Primary Vote: 37,041 of 37,041 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: ABC of Michigan PAC; County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce PAC; Great Lakes Education Project; Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC; Michigan Freedom Network; Michigan Manufacturers Association; Michigan Realtors; Michigan Retailers Association; National Federation of Independent Business-Michigan; Right to Life of Michigan PAC

Michigan Senate 33rd District 2018
General Vote: 49,856 of 84,864 (58%)
Primary Vote: 16,681 of 23,235 (71%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Farm Bureau, County Road Association of Michigan, Michigan Freedom Network, Small Business Association of Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Regional Chamber PAC, Citizens for Traditional Values, Michigan Realtors

Michigan House 70th District 2014
General Vote: 13,376 of 21,659 (61%)
Primary Vote: 4,705 of 4,705 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, Small Biz PAC, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC, Right to Life of Michigan, National Federation of Independent Business, Michigan Townships Association Political Action Committee, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

Michigan House 70th District 2012
General Vote: 17,709 of 32,518 (54%)
Primary Vote: 6,141 of 6,141 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 70th District 2010
General Vote: 13,324 of 24,359 (54%)
Primary Vote: 3,194 of 8,216 (38%)

Michigan House 70th District 2008
Primary Vote: 1,126 of 7,006 (16%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Political Activities: Board of directors for Montcalm County soil Conservation District

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Constance Russell, Chief of Staff
crussell@senate.michigan.gov
Judy Emmons, District Representative
jemmons@senate.michigan.gov

Sponsored Legislation
SB 118
Omnibus Appropriations - School Aid
SB 145
Law Enforcement
SB 235
Date Designation
SB 344
Retail Installment Sales
SB 577
Veterans
SB 629
Child Protection
SR 5
Date Designation
SR 72
Week Designation
SR 89
Date Designation
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