Gary Howell

Biographical Information

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
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

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (3/15/2016 - 12/31/2022)
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)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House82nd District 2020
General Vote: 37,018 of 50,634 (73%)
Primary Vote: 16,210 of 16,210 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House82nd 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 House82nd 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 House82nd 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 House82nd District 2008
Primary Vote: 3,338 of 11,013 (30%)
Campaign Finance Reports

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

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