Joan Bauer

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Joan Bauer
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Michigan House of Representatives District 68
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democrat
Profession Legislator
Website House Site

Democrat Joan Bauer of Lansing is the current state representative for the 68th District of the Michigan House of Representatives serving her second term.

Rep. Bauer graduated from Western Michigan University with a major in history and minors in political science and secondary education. Bauer was a high school and adult education government teacher and she served as the Director of Volunteer Services at Ingham Regional Medical Center for 21 years. Bauer is married to Doug Langham, the former Administrator of Vocational Rehabilitation in the Bureau of Workers Compensation in Michigan, and they live on Lansing's Westside.

Previous Offices Held

In 1995, Bauer was elected as a member at-large to the Lansing City Council, and re-elected in 1999, and 2003, where she served until 2006, when she resigned to run for the Michigan State House of Representatives. Bauer defeated first runner-up Jerry Hollister, the son of former Lansing Mayor David Hollister by nearly six percentage points in the Democratic Primary, garnering 32.83% of the vote. Bauer coasted to victory in the general election by receiving 74% of the vote defeating Republican businessman Harilaos I. Sorovigas.

Political Campaign History

Voting Record

Key Votes of 2009-2010

More Voting Record Details

Committee Assignments, 2009-2010

  • Appropriations
    • Higher Education Appropriations (Chair)
    • Community Colleges Appropriation (Vice Chair)
    • Economic Development
  • Joint Capital Outlay

Campaign Contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State


Rep. Joan Bauer
S1087 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0826

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