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Mike Kowall
Mike Kowall.jpg
Michigan State Senate, District 15
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
1998 – 2002
Office website
Mike Kowall is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Kowall served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 44 from 1998 to 2002.

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Economic Development, Chair
Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes
Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing
Transportation, Vice-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kowall served on the following committees:


Presidential preference


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

Mike Kowall endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Michael D. Smith defeated Tom Crawford in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Kowall defeated Matt Maddock and Ron Molnar in the Republican primary. Kowall defeated Smith in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan State Senate, District 15 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kowall Incumbent 58.5% 52,797
     Democratic Michael Smith 41.5% 37,489
Total Votes 90,286


See also: Michigan's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Kowall announced in July 2011 that he would run for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. The 11th District, where Kowall planned to run, was represented at the time by Thaddeus McCotter (R), who at the time was running for President of the United States. Kowall said the newly drawn redistricting map would bolster his campaign because his entire Senate district was contained within the 11th Congressional District.[6] On January 18, 2012, following McCotter's decision to end his campaign and run for re-election instead, Kowall suspended his campaign.[7]


See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Kowall won election to the 15th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Pam Jackson in the November 2 general election.[8]

Michigan State Senate, District 15 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Kowall (R) 65,216
Pam Jackson (D) 39,233

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kowall is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kowall raised a total of $229,417 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[9]

Mike Kowall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 15 Not up for election $79,344
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 15 Won $150,073
Grand Total Raised $229,417


Kowall was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kowall raised a total of $79,344.


Kowall won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Kowall raised a total of $150,073.


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.[10]

January 2011 - March 2012

Mike Kowall received a 64% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[10]



In 2014, Kowall's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[11]

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