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Revision as of 07:46, 20 December 2011

Howard Walker
Howard Walker.jpg
Michigan State Senate District 37
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2002 – 2008
Traverse City School Board
1996 – 1998
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan Technological University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 12, 1954
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Howard Walker (b. December 12, 1954) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing the 37th District since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Walker served three 2-year terms representing District 104 in the Michigan House of Representatives. He served his final term in the House in 2008.

Before his election to the legislature, Howard owned a land surveying business, and enjoyed a career in the oil and gas industries.

Walker graduated from Michigan Technological University with a degree in Forestry.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Walker has been appointed to these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Energy and Technology
  • Subcommittee on Higher Education, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on K-12, School Aid, Education
  • Subcommittee on the Department of Corrections, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on the Department of Environmental Quality, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on the Department of Natural Resources, Vice Chair

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Walker won election to the 37th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Bob Carr in the November 2 general election.[1]

Michigan State Senate, District 37 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Howard Walker (R) 62,697
Bob Carr (D) 34,122

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Walker raised $223,872 in contributions. [2]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Walker, Howard $58,020
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce $6,000
Kahn Leadership Fund $5,000
Fund For A Republican Majority $4,000

Personal

Walker currently resides in Grand Traverse County with his wife Dianne, and daughter.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 37
2011–present
Succeeded by
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