Current Candidate Information

Biographical Information

Born: December 25, 1950 in Detroit
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Sherry
Children: Chris Cormier, Kaye Chervenak, Robert Kuhn
Education: Lahser High School, HS diploma; University of Michigan, BA (Political Science), 1973; University of Toronto, MA (Political Science), 1975; University of Toronto, PhD (Political Science), 1985; Detroit College of Law (now MSU Law), JD, 1985
Employment/Military Record: Attorney; Admitted to the Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Community Activities: Involved with youth soccer, softball and baseball; Emerald Lakes Homeowners Association
Religion: Methodist

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: City Commissioner: Royal Oak (Elected and served: 1989-2001); Trustee: Oakland Community College (Elected and served: 2004-2016); County Commissioner: Oakland County (Elected and served: 2018-2022)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 57th District 2022
General Vote: 17,606 of 33,448 (52%)
Primary Vote: 5,789 of 5,789 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: ABC of Michigan PAC; Americans for Prosperity Michigan (AFP-MI) (primary); Detroit Regional Chamber PAC (primary); Great Lakes Education Project; Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC (primary); Michigan Freedom Network; Michigan Manufacturers Association; Michigan Realtors; Michigan Retailers Association; National Federation of Independent Business-Michigan (primary); Right to Life of Michigan PAC; Small Business Association of Michigan

Political Activities: Served on wide variety of city and county boards since 1989, including City Plan Commission, Audit Review Committee, Master Plan Review Committee

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Michael Murray, Legislative Aide/Policy Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4056
Corporate Income Tax
HB 4263
Legislative Records
HB 4494
HB 4592
HB 4747
Mental Health
HB 4750
Legislative Council
HB 4848
Psychological screening
HB 4925
County Road Commissions
HB 5153
HB 5297
Budget Rules
HB 5321
Legislative Staff
HB 5395
Sound Walls
HB 5424
HB 5642
HB 5809
Use Tax Exemptions
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