|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$2,794,907,600|
|Authority:||Michigan Constitution, Article V, Section 3 the Executive Department|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by the governor|
|Other Michigan Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Public Instruction • Director of Agriculture and Rural Development • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Director • Labor Director • Public Service Commission|
The Michigan Treasurer is a state executive position in the Michigan state government.
The office of the state treasurer collects, invests, and disburses all state money. The treasury additionally administers major tax and property laws and safeguards the state's credit.
The current state treasurer is Kevin Clinton. He was appointed to the position by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, effective Nov. 1, 2013. Clinton was the Michigan Commissioner of Insurance until previous state treasurer Andy Dillon resigned on Oct. 10, 2013, and Snyder tapped Clinton as his replacement.
Under Article V, Section 3:
The single executives heading principal departments shall include a secretary of state, a state treasurer and an attorney general...
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The treasurer is appointed by the governor.
Since treasurer is one of the three constitutional executive department heads that make up the Executive Branch, its vacancy contingencies are clearly addressed in Article V, Section 6 of the state constitution. The section states that the appointment can be rejected if a majority of state senators vote against it, with the window to reject open for "60 session days after the date of such appointment. Any appointment not disapproved within such period shall stand confirmed."
- Administers major tax laws and property tax laws
- Safeguarding the credit of the state and its local units of government
- Investing retirement funds of Michigan's state employees, public school employees, state police and judges
- Distributing revenue sharing monies to local units of government
- Auditing municipal finance records
- Reuniting abandoned property with its rightful owner.
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- See also: Michigan state budget and finances
The Department of Treasury's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $2,794,907,600.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
There have been 44 Michigan Treasurer since 1836.
|List of Former Officeholders from 1836-Present|
|4||George W. Jermain||1841-1842|
|5||John J. Adam||1842-1845|
|6||George R. Redfield||1845-1846|
|7||George B. Cooper||1846-1850|
|8||Bernard C. Whittemore||1850-1854|
|9||Silas M. Holmes||1855-1858|
|12||Ebenezer O. Grosvenor||1867-1870|
|13||Victory P. Collier||1871-1874|
|14||William B. McCreery||1875-1878|
|15||Benjamin D. Pritchard||1879-1882|
|16||Edward H. Butler||1883-1886|
|17||George L. Maltz||1887-1890|
|19||Joseph F. Hambitzer||1893-1894|
|20||James M. Wilkinson||1894-1896|
|21||George A. Steel||1897-1900|
|23||Frank P. Glazier||1905-1908|
|24||John T. Rich||1908-1990|
|25||Albert E. Sleeper||1909-1912|
|26||John W. Haarer||1913-1916|
|28||Frank E. Gorman||1919-1924|
|29||Frank D. McKay||1925-1930|
|30||Howard C. Lawrence||1931-1932|
|31||Theodore I. Fry||1933-1938|
|33||Theodore I. Fry||1941-1942|
|34||D. Hale Brake||1943-1954|
|35||Sanford A. Brown||1955-1965|
|37||Loren E. Monroe||1978-1982|
|38||Robert A. Bowman||1983-1991|
|39||Douglas B. Roberts||1991-1998|
|40||Mark A. Murray11||1999-2001|
|41||Douglas B. Roberts||2001-2002|
|42||Jay B. Rising||2003-2006|
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Michigan Department of Treasury
Lansing, Michigan 48922
Phone: (517) 373-3200
- Michigan Department of the Treasury, "Inside Treasury," accessed October 30, 2011
- Michigan Live, "Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon resigns, citing messy divorce and media scrutiny," October 10, 2013
- Detroit News Lansing Bureau, "Kevin Clinton becomes Michigan's state treasurer," October 15, 2013
- Michigan Combined Laws, " State Treasurer," Accessed December 21, 2012
- State of Michigan 97th Legislature Regular Session of 2013, "Enrolled House Bill No. 4328," 94," accessed June28, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 2, 2014
- Council of State Governments, Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials:Annual Salaries," accessed January 28, 2014
- Former Official of Michigan, "State Treasurers, 1836-2003," accessed August 9, 2013