Current Candidate Information

Michigan House 97th District
Friends of Matthew Bierlein
4724 HANES RD, VASSAR, MI 48768

Biographical Information

Born: April 21, 1982
Marital Status: Married (2010)
Spouse: Mindy Frahm Bierlein
Children: Matthew, Madison, Maddox
Education: Spring Arbor University- BS in Organizational Management-2013 Delta College- Associates in General Education-2005
Employment/Military Record: Co-Owner, Renue Physical Therapy (Frankenmuth and Bridgeport Clinics)- 2013 to present. District Director, Office of State Senator Kevin Daley- January 2019 to February 2022. Manufacturing Engineering Technician- Kelly Engineering on assignment at Dow Chemical Company- February 2010 to January 2013. Inventory and Purchasing Coordinator- Midland Materials Research, Inc.- November 2007 to May 2009. Production Manager/Engineering Technician- Orchid Orthopedic Solutions- February 2003 to September 2007.
Community Activities: Michigan State University Extension and AgBio Research State Advisory Council (2019, term through 2024) Friends of Extension Committee - Chair (2022) Caro Rotary (2019 - present) McLaren Caro Region Foundation Board (2019 - present) Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce (2014 - present) Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce (2016 - present) Birch Run/Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce (2016 - present) St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth, MI Commission on Christian Education (2017 - present) Human Development Board of Directors (2014 -present) Frankenmuth Civic Events Council, Treasurer (2010), Bavarian Fest Admissions Chair (2009-2010) Youth Soccer Coach (2007-2010) Vassar Junior High Assistant Track Coach (2001-2002) Habitat for Humanity volunteer (1998-2007)
Religion: Lutheran

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: Tuscola County Commissioner- January 2013 to December 2018. Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of the Finance Committee, President of the Michigan Association of Counties 2017-2018, National Association of County Officers board Member 2017-2018. Unsuccessfully ran for house in the 84th district in 2018 against Rep. Green, losing by 160 votes.

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 97th District 2022
General Vote: 28,024 of 42,052 (66%)
Primary Vote: 8,348 of 14,085 (59%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: ABC of Michigan PAC (primary); County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC; Michigan Freedom Network (primary); Michigan Manufacturers Association (primary); National Federation of Independent Business-Michigan (primary); Small Business Association of Michigan (primary)

Michigan House 84th District 2018
Primary Vote: 4,993 of 13,275 (37%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan (blanket endorsement of all Republican candidates)

Political Activities: Tuscola County GOP- Chair 2019 to 2021, Vice-Chair 2021 to April 2022, 2011 to 2013. 5th Congressional District Committee member- 2009 to 2013

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
William Kelly, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Michael Rodgers, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4372
Unemployment Insurance Agency
HB 4498
Disabilities Discrimination
HB 4582
Bargaining Representative
HB 4680
HB 5058
HB 5143
Campaign Finances
HB 5299
Deer Baiting
HB 5309
School Zones
HB 5325
State Procurement
HB 5464
Mental Health Protection
HB 5570
Deep Fake Images
HB 5633
Income Tax
HR 31
Week Designation
HR 143
Month Designation
HR 195
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