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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Walker served on these committees:
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* [[Appropriation Committee, Michigan State Senate|Appropriations]]
* [[Energy and Technology Committee, Michigan State Senate|Energy and Technology]]
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Howard Walker
Howard Walker.jpg
Michigan State Senate District 37
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
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
Bachelor'sMichigan Technological University
Date of birthDecember 12, 1954
Office website
Campaign website
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


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Walker served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Energy and Technology


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Walker served on these committees:



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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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

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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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Howard Walker received a 66% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michigan State Senate District 37
Succeeded by