|Michigan State Senate District 16|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|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|
|2003 – 2008|
|Supervisor, Adams Township|
|1980 – 2000|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University|
|Master's||Michigan State University|
|Birthday||October 20, 1949|
Caswell is a former teacher. Among the subjects he taught were history, math, and physics. Bruce taught for over 28 years, retiring in 2000. Bruce has also served as a tax assessor in Hillsdale County for 22 years. Bruce is also a member of the Hillsdale County Republican Party, having served as party treasurer and chairman. The Hillsdale County Republicans named him their "Republican of the Year" for 2007.
After graduation from North Adams High School, Bruce attended West Point Academy for two years. He then went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics in 1971. He returned to his alma mater to earn a master's degree in history in 1976 with an education minor in physics several years later.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Caswell served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Caswell served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
Caswell won election to the 16th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Doug Spade in the November 2 general election. In October 2011, a petition to recall Caswell from his position began circulating.
|Michigan State Senate, District 16 General election (2010)|
|Bruce Caswell (R)||47,504|
|Doug Spade (D)||26,181|
In 2010, Caswell raised $250,141 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Bruce Caswell For House||$12,965|
|Michigan Chamber Of Commerce||$5,250|
|Michigan Health & Hospital Association||$4,500|
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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
Bruce Caswell received a 50% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
An effort to recall Caswell was launched in summer 2011. Recall language targeting Caswell for his support of House Bill 4361 (S-5) was approved 2-1 by the Hillsdale County Election Commission on October 4, 2011. In June and July, the commission rejected the language of two previous petitions.  Petitioners have 180 days to gather approximately 18,465 signatures in order to trigger a recall election. All of the signatures have to be gathered within a 90-day window of the 180 days.  The original push failed to make the ballot, leading organizer Roger Korte to say the goal was to get the recall question on the May 2012 ballot. That, however, was pushed back again, with a new aim for the August 7, 2012 ballot. New signature collecting efforts began on January 2.
Bruce and his wife Beth have two children.
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Facebook profile
- ↑ Official Election Results from 2010 State Senate races
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Daily Telegram, "Caswell recall petition passes on third try," October 5, 2011
- ↑ WTVB, "Caswell Target Of Recall," January 5, 2012