Senate President Pro Tempore Aric Nesbitt

(R-Porter Township)
1 Terms
Senate District 26
6100 CBB
Official Website

Biographical Information

Home Address: 26962 Lake Drive, Lawton, MI  49065
(269) 919-4252
Born: January 25, 1980 in Kalamazoo
Marital Status: Single
Spouse: Trisha
Children: Catherine, William
Education: Lawton High School; Attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College; B.A. in Economics from Hillsdale College; Master's degree in International Business from the Norwegian School of Economics
Employment/Military Record: U.S. House of Representatives page; Aide to Tom George in the State House and Senate; State Coalitions Manager for Americans for Tax Reform; Legislative Director/Senior Advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives; Lead Republican staff person for the Congressional Steel and Natural Gas Caucus; Commissioner for the Michigan Lottery
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Michigan Senate 26th District 2018
General Vote: 61,509 of 108,332 (56%)
Primary Vote: 16,529 of 32,349 (51%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan (blanket endorsement with all Republican candidates), Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Farm Bureau, County Road Association of Michigan, Small Business Association of Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Citizens for Traditional Values

Michigan House 66th District 2014
General Vote: 15,753 of 27,399 (57%)
Primary Vote: 5,498 of 5,498 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, Small Biz PAC, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC, Great Lakes Education Project, Right to Life of Michigan, Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors, 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 66th District 2012
General Vote: 22,997 of 39,273 (58%)
Primary Vote: 8,727 of 8,727 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 80th District 2010
General Vote: 15,492 of 24,120 (64%)
Primary Vote: 5,458 of 10,846 (50%)

Other Offices: Member of the Michigan House of Representatives (2011-2016) Majority Floor Leader, Michigan House of Representatives (2015-2016) Chair, House Committee on Energy (2013-2016)
Political Activities: Former Van Buren County GOP Executive Committee Member; Campaign Volunteer for Former Reps. Mick and Mary Middaugh; Campaign Coordinator for Tom George for State House (2000); Campaign Manager for Tom George for State Senate (2002); Republican Precinct Delegate and Delegate to the Michigan Republican State Convention; Volunteer on numerous local, state, and national political campaigns
Community Activities: Member of the Van Buren County Republican Party, Allegan County Republican Party, Kent County Republican Party, Michigan Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, South Haven Steelheaders, Duck's Unlimited, South Haven Chamber of Commerce, Paw Paw Chamber of Commerce, Allegan Chamber of Commerce, Wayland Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Van Buren County Library, and Board Member of the Lawton Alumni Association.
Religion: Protestant

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Ryan Studley, Legislative Director
Joshua Przygocki, Director of Constituent Relations
Emma Method, Receptionist/Scheduler

Sponsored Legislation
SB 46
SB 86
licensing and regulatory affairs budget
SB 87
insurance and financial services budget
SB 130
election dates
SB 132
election dates
SB 179
sales tax
SB 180
use tax
SB 195
corporate income taxes
SB 289
Election Procedures
SB 374
School Buses
SB 379
Transportation Funds
SB 388
Income Tax
SB 419
Health Professionals
SB 446
Short-term Rentals
SB 490
SB 523
Interstate Compact
SB 559
PA 64
SB 674
PA 124
Motor Fuel Tax
SB 729
Broadband Equipment
SB 730
Broadband Equipment
SB 768
Income Tax
SB 777
Public School Academies
SB 796
SB 835
Insurance and Financial Services Appropriations
SB 836
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Appropriations
SB 954
Advanced Recycling
SB 957
Use Tax Exemption
SB 973
Motor Fuel Tax
SB 1064
PA 224
Registration Plates
SR 169
Date Designation
organized labor
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