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Legislator of the Year Award

What is the Legislator of the Year Award?

The “Legislator of the Year” award is MMA’s highest public policy honor presented to a state policymaker who has provided essential leadership in regard to manufacturing issues over his or her career.

The MMA Legislator of the Year is recognized at the annual Legislative & Executive Reception held during Michigan Manufacturing Week in Lansing.

Past Legislator of the Year Recipients



2013 House Speaker Jase Bolger — Co-Legislator of the Year
  Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville — Co-Legislator of the Year
  Senator John Proos — Advocate of the Year (Senate)
  Representative Frank Foster — Advocate of the Year (House)
   
2012 Lt. Governor Brian Calley — Policymaker of the Year
  Senator Jack Brandenburg — Legislator of the Year (Senate)
  Representative Jeff Farrington — Legislator of the Year (House)
  Senator Tonya Schuitmaker — Advocate of the Year (Senate)
  Representative Eileen Kowall — Advocate of the Year (House)
   
2011 Senator Mark Jansen — Legislator of the Year
  Representative Wayne Schmidt — House Advocate of the Year
  Senator Arlan Meekhof— Senate Advocate of the Year
   
2010 Representative Ken Horn — Legislator of the Year
   
2009 Senator Randy Richardville — Legislator of the Year
   
2008 House Speaker Andy Dillon — Legislator of the Year
  Representative Jeff Mayes — House Advocate of the Year
  Representative Mike Nofs — House Advocate of the Year
  Senator Mark Jansen — Senate Advocate of the Year
   
2007 Representative Steve Bieda — House Advocate of the Year
  Representative Paul Condino — House Advocate of the Year
  Senator Judson Gilbert — Senate Advocate of the Year
  Senator Mark Jansen — Senate Advocate of the Year
   
2006 Lt. Governor John Cherry — Manufacturing Advocate of the Year
  Representative Kevin Elsenheimer — House Advocate of the Year
  Senator Tom George — Senate Advocate of the Year
   
2005 Representative Bill Huizenga — Joint Legislator of the Year
  Representative Andy Dillon — Joint Legislator of the Year
  Senator Wayne Kuipers — Senate Advocate of the Year
  Representative Tom Casperson — House Advocate of the Year
   
2004 Senator Patricia Birkholz — Legislator of the Year
  Senator Bruce Patterson — Senate Advocate of the Year
  Representative David Palsrok — House Advocate of the Year
   
2003 Senator Shirley Johnson — Legislator of the Year
  Senator Jason Allen — Advocate of the Year
  Representative Bill Huizenga — Advocate of the Year
  Representative James Koetje — Advocate of the Year
   
2002 Speaker of the House Rick Johnson — Legislator of the Year
  Senator Wayne Kuipers — Advocate of the Year
  Senator Beverly Hammerstrom — Advocate of the Year
   
2001 Senator Harry Gast — Legislator of the Year
  Representative Larry L. DeVuyst — Advocate of the Year
  Senate Majority Leader Dan L. DeGrow — Advocate of the Year
   
2000 Senator Ken Sikkema — Legislator of the Year
  Senator Loren N. Bennett — Advocate of the Year
  Representative Nancy C. Cassis — Advocate of the Year
   
1999 Senator Mike Rogers — Legislator of the Year
  Senator Joanne Emmons — Advocate of the Year
  Representative Jason Allen — Advocate of the Year
   
1998 Senator Mat Dunaskiss — Legislator of the Year
  Senator Bill Schuette — Advocate of the Year
  Representative Andrew Raczkowski — Advocate of the Year
   
 

Recognition of Past
Award Winners


May 2014


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May 2013


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May 2012