John Proos

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John Proos
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Michigan State Senate District 21
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
2005 – 2010
Bachelor'sMarquette University (1992)
Master'sMichigan State University (1994)
Date of birthDecember 10, 1969
Place of birthIndianapolis, Indiana
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
John Proos (b. December 10, 1969) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 21 since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Proos represented House District 79 from 2005 to 2010.

Before his election to the Legislature, Proos worked for Congressman Fred Upton serving in several different roles, most recently as deputy Chief of Staff and District Director. John has also been Vice President of Heritage Homes Inc. of Michigan.

Proos graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. He earned his Masters degree in Higher Education from Michigan State University. Proos is a 1988 graduate of Lake Michigan Catholic High School.

Committee assignments


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

  • Appropriations
  • Energy and Technology, Vice Chair
  • Finance
  • Redistricting
  • Subcommittee on Judiciary, Chair
  • Subcommittee on the Department of Corrections, Chair
  • Subcommittee on the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on the Department of Human Services


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John Proos endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Proos won election to the 21st District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Scott Elliott in the November 2 general election.[2]

Michigan State Senate, District 21 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Proos (R) 49,818
Scott Elliott (D) 25,062

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Proos raised $216,501 in contributions. [3]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
John Proos For State Representative $38,400
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $8,000
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce $4,800
Michigan Association Of Realtors $4,200

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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.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

John Proos received a 66% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]


Proos and his wife Kristy have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michigan State Senate District 21
Succeeded by