|Michigan State Senate District 7|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||University of Michigan|
|Master's||University of Michigan|
Colbeck has more than 20 years of professional experience in the Aerospace, Defense, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Automotive, Information Technology and financial services fields. Alongside his work as a Senator, Colbeck is an independent management consultant and president of Perspective Shifts, LLC since 2004. In 2007, Patrick formed Tek Made Easy, a web hosting services company.
Colbeck graduated from the University of Michigan with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering. He has also studied at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Michigan State University, and the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Colbeck has been appointed to these committees:
- Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on General Government
- Subcommittee on Retirement
- Subcommittee on State Police and Military Affairs, Chair
- Subcommittee on Transportation
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
Colbeck won election to the 7th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Kathleen Law, Libertarian Marlin Brandys, and Independents Michael Kheibari and John Stewart in the November 2 general election.
|Michigan State Senate, District 7 General election (2010)|
|Patrick Colbeck (R)||40,122|
|Kathleen Law (D)||2,895|
|John Stewart (I)||2,895|
|Marlin Brandys (L)||2,895|
|Michael Kheibari (I)||2,895|
In 2010, Colbeck raised $239,514 in contributions. 
His two largest contributors were:
|Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Michigan||$44,548|
|Colbeck, Patrick J||$14,638|
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Recall language targeting Colbeck for his support of the Emergency financial manager law was approved by the Wayne County Clerks office in mid-August 2011. Petitioners had 180 days to gather 27,300 signatures in order to trigger a recall election. Recall organizer Mary Kelley said, "Our wording is simple. People don't want an unelected bureaucrat running their cities or schools."
The effort failed to collect enough signatures to put the recall on the November 2011 ballot.
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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Patrick Colbeck received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Colbeck has a wife, Angie.
- Colbeck for Michigan Senate 2010
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Facebook profile
- Official Election Results from 2010 State Senate races
- 2010 contributions
- Northville Patch, "The Recall Process," September 15, 2011
- Northville Patch, "Colbeck Recall Petition Approved But Will It Yield Results?," September 15, 2011
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012