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Martin Howrylak
Martin Howrylak.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 41
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Troy City Councilman
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan
Master'sUniversity of Michigan
Place of birthTroy, Michigan
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Office website
Campaign website
Martin Howrylak is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Howrylak has served as city councilman, city trustee, and mayor pro-tem in Troy, Michigan.


Howrylak earned his B.S. in Geological Sciences and a master's degree in Accounting degree from the University of Michigan. His professional experience includes working as a certified public accountant.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012


Campaign themes


Howrylak's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Introduce a mandatory phase-out of the personal income tax."

Fiscal Health

  • Excerpt: "Prohibit local governments from running unbalanced budgets. Our formerly great cities of Detroit and Flint should not have been allowed to fall apart as catastrophically as they have."


  • Excerpt: "Michigan children deserve a better education. We must demand accountability from public schools. Those that fail should be eliminated. Teachers that excel should be rewarded. Children born to poor families should not be punished with sub-standard education and deserve a quality education."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Mary Kerwin was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Martin Howrylak was unopposed in the Republican primary. Howrylak defeated Kerwin in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 41 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Howrylak Incumbent 55.7% 18,371
     Democratic Mary Kerwin 44.3% 14,589
Total Votes 32,960


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Howrylak won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 41. He defeated Deborah DeBacker and Matt Pryor in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Mary Kerwin (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Howrylak 50.5% 23,404
     Democratic Mary Kerwin 49.5% 22,977
Total Votes 46,381
Michigan House of Representatives, District 41 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Howrylak 37.7% 3,907
Deborah Debacker 34% 3,527
Matt Pryor 28.2% 2,926
Total Votes 10,360

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Howrylak is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Howrylak raised a total of $105,823 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[9]

Martin Howrylak's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 41 Won $105,823
Grand Total Raised $105,823


Howrylak won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Howrylak raised a total of $105,823.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Martin Howrylak's campaign in 2012
Howrylak, Martin$39,333
Bolger Restore Michigan Fund$5,000
Leadership Under New Direction$5,000
Common Sense Leadership Fund$5,000
Michigan Association Of CPAs$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$105,823
Source:Follow the Money



In 2014, Howrylak's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[10]


Howrylak is married to his wife, Jane. He is an Eagle Scout.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Martin Knollenberg (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 41
2013 – Present
Succeeded by