Biographical Information

Born: December 18, 1984 in Sturgis
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: 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 Senate17th 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 Miller, Constituent Relations/Administrative Lead

Sponsored Legislation
SB 115
SB 309
SB 527
State Funds
SB 556
Income Tax Credit
SR 30
Week Designation
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