|Michigan State Senate District 30|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Majority Floor Leader, Michigan State Senate|
|2011 – present|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Michigan House of Representatives|
|2006 – 2010|
|High school||Allendale Public High School (1978)|
|Birthday||November 28, 1959|
|Place of birth||Grand Haven, Michigan|
Arlan was first elected to the Olive Township Board of Trustees in 1996, where he has served as a Trustee and later as Township Supervisor. Arlan was responsible for the daily operations of Olive Township—one of the fastest growing communities in Ottawa County.
Meekhof attended Davenport College. He graduated from Allendale Public High School in 1978 after graduating from Allendale Christian Junior High School.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Meekhof served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Government Operations|
|• Local Government and Elections, Vice-chair|
|• Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes|
|• Outdoor Recreation and Tourism|
|• Regulatory Reform|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Meekhof served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Operations|
|• Natural Resources, Environmental and Great Lakes|
|• Regulatory Reform|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Meekhof served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Tax Policy|
|• Great Lakes and Environment, Vice-chair|
|• Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs|
Key votes of 2009-2010
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- Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
- Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
- Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
- Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
- Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
- Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
- Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
- Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
- A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
- It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
- Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
- First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
- Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
- Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
- Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
- Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
More voting record details
- List of all of Arlan Meekhof’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Arlan Meekhof’s 25 missed roll-call votes
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
|Michigan State Senate, District 30 General election (2010)|
|Arlan Meekhof (R)||74,409|
|John Chester (D)||20,061|
|Bruce Campbell (L)||3,058|
Arlan Meekhof raised $48,299 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 89|
|Arlan Meekhof (R)||28,931|
|Timothy Winslow (D)||16,536|
|Terry Ashcraft (L)||2,117|
In 2010, Meekhof raised $165,350 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Arlan B Meekhof For State Representative||$31,522|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$10,000|
|Kahn Leadership Fund||$7,000|
|Meekhof, Arlan B||$6,050|
In 2008 Arlan Meekhof collected $48,299 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,950|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$2,150|
|Gaffney Leadership Fund, Ed.||$2,000|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$1,350|
|Telecom Association of Michigan PAC||$1,150|
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- 'The Nuge and The Nerd'? - HollandSentinel.com
- Gov. Rick Snyder, amid blooming Holland Tulip Time, says he fixed 'Stem Fest' - Mlive Kalamazoo
- Trade trips deepen ties between West Michigan, Netherlands - MiBiz
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Tea Party Scorecard
The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.
January 2011 - March 2012
Arlan Meekhof received a 68% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State]
Meekhof was born in Grand Haven (North Ottawa) Hospital and was adopted April 8, 1960, by Sidney and Ethel Meekhof. He is the oldest of four adopted children. He and his wife Barb reside in Olive Township, Michigan.
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Arlan Meekhof
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Arlan Meekhof on Facebook
- ↑ Official Election Results from 2010 State Senate races
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Meekhof's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Arlan Meekhof
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
|Michigan State Senate District 30
| Succeeded by|
|Michigan House of Representatives District 89
| Succeeded by|