Phil Pavlov

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Phil Pavlov
Phil Pavlov.jpg
Michigan State Senate District 25
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
2004 – 2010
High schoolSaint Clair High School
Date of birth1963
Place of birthPort Huron
ProfessionOwner/Operator, Dexter Equipment
Office website
Phil Pavlov is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 25 since January 1, 2011. He currently serves as State Senate Assistant Majority Floor Leader. Prior to his time in the Senate, Pavlov served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives representing District 81 from 2005 to January 1, 2011.

Before his election to the legislature, Pavlov owned and operated Dexter Equipment Company, a business specializing in truck sales and heavy equipment repair.

Pavlov attended St. Clair Community College, where he studied business administration. He graduated from St. Clair High School.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pavlov has been appointed to these committees:


Presidential preference


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

Phil Pavlov endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Pavlov won election to the 25th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat John Nugent in the November 2 general election.[2]

Michigan State Senate, District 25 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Pavlov (R) 53,342
John Nugent (D) 26,393


On November 04, 2008, Phillip Pavlov ran for District 81 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Brent Pencak. [3]

Phillip Pavlov raised $43,339 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 81
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Pavlov (R) 30,125
Brent Pencak (D) 16,757

Campaign donors


In 2010, Pavlov raised $167,018 in contributions. [5]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
For A Republican Majority $10,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $9,400
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce $9,000
Business Leaders For Michigan $5,000
Great Lakes Education Project $5,000


In 2008 Phillip Pavlov collected $43,339 in donations. [6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Farm Bureau $5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,829
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $2,500
Semco Energy $1,600
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $1,500
AT&T $1,500

Recall effort

See also: Phil Pavlov recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)

On their third attempt a group of citizens saw recall language they submitted against Pavlov unanimously approved by the St. Clair County Election Commission on October 24, 2011. The language stated that Pavlov failed to represent his district by voting in support of HB 4214 and HB 4361. The bills respectively address the authority of emergency managers and the elimination/reduction of various income tax deductions and credits. The group has to collect 20,466 signatures during a 90-day window within 180 days of the approval of the language.[7]

The group did not collect enough signatures to put a recall election on the November 2011 ballot. Efforts are ongoing.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michigan State Senate District 25
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Michigan House of Representatives District 81
2005–January 1, 2011
Succeeded by
Jud Gilbert