Biographical Information

Born: December 18, 1984 in Sturgis
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Allison Laffer
Education: Graduate of Yale University, BA Political Science
Employment/Military Record: Approximately seven years service in United States Army, primarily in the United States Army Special Forces (Green Berets). Three combat deployments. Awards include Bronze Star and Joint Service Commendation Medal. Five years experience in private sector work as a communications executive with a focus on tobacco harm reduction (especially within the veteran community).
Religion: Protestant

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 17th District 2022
General Vote: 66,134 of 101,145 (65%)
Primary Vote: 21,717 of 35,348 (61%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: ABC of Michigan PAC (primary); County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC (primary); Michigan Freedom Network (primary); Michigan Manufacturers Association (primary); National Federation of Independent Business-Michigan (primary)

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Drew Jones, Chief of Staff
Madison Sliwa, Constituent Relations Director

Sponsored Legislation
Death Penalty
SB 115
SB 309
SB 527
State Funds
SB 556
Income Tax Credit
SB 584
Firearm Limitations
SB 622
Pathogen Engineering
SB 642
Michigan National Guard
SB 724
SB 734
Public Health Code
SB 776
Use Tax Credit
SB 777
Sales Tax Credit
SB 948
SB 950
Income Tax
SB 951
Economic Development
SB 952
SR 30
Week Designation
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