Rep. Phil Skaggs

(D-East Grand Rapids)
1 Year
House District 80
1099 HOB
Official Website

Biographical Information

Born: May 1, 1968 in Bowling Green, OH
Children: Elaine Skaggs, Julia Skaggs
Education: University of Michigan, 1986-1990, Russian and East European Studies, B.A.; University of Michigan, 1990-1993, History, M.A.
Employment/Military Record: Legislative Director, State of Michigan (Representatives Dillon and LaGrand); West Michigan Director, Michigan League of Conservation Voters; Professor, Aquinas College.
Community Activities: Board Member: Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., Alliance for Investment; East Grand Rapids Waves Aquatics; East Grand Rapids High School Athletic Boosters; Kent County Families for Education; Friends of Our Community College; Friends of Transit, East United.
Religion: Episcopalian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: Kent County Commission, 2017-2022; East Grand Rapids City Commission, 2012-2016

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House80th District 2022
General Vote: 23,764 of 42,206 (56%)
Primary Vote: 5,202 of 9,829 (52%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25; American Federation of Teachers Michigan; Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Education Association PAC (primary); Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; Voters Not Politicians (primary)

Political Activities: Chair, Kent County Democratic Party (2008-2010; Campaign Manager, David LaGrand for State Senate (2010) and Winnie Brinks for State House (2012)

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Thomas Stephenson, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Emily Rousell, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4205
Assault Weapons
HB 4280
LARA Budget
HB 4281
DIFS Budget
HB 4334
Campaign Finance
HB 4445
Health Screenings
HB 4479
Wastewater Treatment
HB 4796
Gender Neutral References
HB 4820
Teachers and Administrators
HB 4931
Hotel Tax
HB 4932
Youth Employment
HB 4933
Individual Income Tax
HB 4984
Voter Reigstration
HB 4993
Occupations - Architects, Professional Engineers, and Surveyors
HB 4995
Limited Liability Companies
HB 4996
Nonprofit Corporations
HB 4997
Business Corporations
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