Rep. Gary Howell

(R-North Branch)
3 Terms
House District 82
1186 HOB
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Biographical Information

Home Address: 4865 Fish Lake Road, North Branch, MI  48461
(810) 688-2956
Born: October 27, 1947 in Swartz Creek
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Cheryl
Children: John, Chanda and Chase
Education: Michigan State University B..A 1968 (Government and Agriculture Economics), University of Michigan J.D. 1974
Employment/Military Record: US Army 1969-1971 (Overseas duty in Korea); Farming (1965-present) Swartz Creek and North Branch, Crop Inspector - Michigan Certified Seed (1965-1968); Michigan House of Representatives - Republican Policy Staff (1975-77); Partner - Taylor, Butterfield, Howell et al Lapeer Michigan (1978-2015); Township, City and Village Attorney 1974-2015
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Michigan House 82nd District 2020
General Vote: 37,018 of 50,634 (73%)
Primary Vote: 16,210 of 16,210 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 82nd District 2018
General Vote: 26,616 of 38,132 (69%)
Primary Vote: 12,293 of 12,293 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPac, County Road Association of Michigan, Michigan Association For Justice, Small Business Association of Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Realtors

Michigan House 82nd District Special Election (March 8, 2016)
General Vote: 7,887 of 12,628 (62%)
Primary Vote: 3,070 of 11,448 (26%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 82nd District 2016
General Vote: 29,962 of 43,454 (68%)
Primary Vote: 11,215 of 11,215 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: SBAM Small Biz PAC, Right to Life of Michigan, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPac Committee, Builders and Contractors of Michigan PAC, Small Business Association of Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PAC, Michigan Agri-Business Association AGRI-BIZ PAC, Michigan Realtors RPAC, MiBank PAC

Michigan House 82nd District 2008
Primary Vote: 3,338 of 11,013 (30%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Other Offices: Flint Township trustee; (1972-1976); Township Planning Commission (1972-75); North Branch School Board president (1995-2000); Lapeer Intermediate School Board president (1998-present); Lapeer County Road Commission chair (2013-present)
Political Activities: Republican Precinct Delegate: 1970-present; 10th Congressional District Republican Committee, 2009-present; Republican State Committee, 2009-present; chair of Republican State Policy Committee, 2015-present
Community Activities: Lapeer Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lapeer American Legion; Lapeer County Farm Bureau; Lapeer County Economic Club; Lapeer Chamber of Commerce; Imlay City Chamber of Commerce
Religion: United Methodist Church

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Mike Goschka, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
McKenna Towns, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
Lame Duck
HB 4125
Energy Supply
HB 4126
PA 6
Pheasant Stamp Program
HB 4144
Traffic Violations
HB 4152
PA 23
Hunting Violations
HB 4363
PA 2
Land Acquisition
HB 4451
PA 45
Driver License
HB 4454
HB 4590
Merit Curriculum
HB 4701
HB 4766
HB 4770
Asbestos Emissions Program
HB 4931
High School Diploma Requirement
HB 5009
Property Tax
HB 5320
Debilitating Medical Condition
HB 5358
HB 5388
Land Acquisition
HB 5409
Recreation Passport
HB 5427
Remote Meetings
HB 5482
Drug Court
HB 5736
Open Board Position
HB 5868
Drug Treatment Courts
HB 6094
Election Laws
HB 6251
HB 6268
Political Nonprofits
HB 6388
Environmental Protection
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