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Past Legislator of the Year Recipients

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.


2018
   
 
Senator Mike Shirkey
Representative Bronna Kahle

2017
 
 
Speaker of the House Tom Leonard
Senator Dave Hildenbrand
Senator Mike Kowall
Representative Laura Cox

2016
   
 
Senator Ken Horn
Senator Peter MacGregor
Senator Mike Shirkey
Senator Jim Stamas
Representative Joe Graves
Representative Jason Sheppard

2015
 
 
Senator Mike Nofs
Senator Wayne Schmidt
Representative Andrea LaFontaine
Representative Aric Nesbitt

2013
 
 
House Speaker Jase Bolger
Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville
Senator John Proos, Advocate of the Year
Representative Frank Foster, Advocate of the Year

2012
 
 
Lt. Governor Brian Calley, Policymaker of the Year
Senator Jack Brandenburg
Representative Jeff Farrington
Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, Advocate of the Year
Representative Eileen Kowall, Advocate of the Year

2011
 
 
Senator Mark Jansen
Senator Arlan Meekhof, Advocate of the Year
Representative Wayne Schmidt, Advocate of the Year

2010
 
 
Representative Ken Horn

2009
 
 
Senator Randy Richardville

2008
 
 
House Speaker Andy Dillon
Senator Mark Jansen, Advocate of the Year
Representative Jeff Mayes, Advocate of the Year
Representative Mike Nofs, Advocate of the Year

2007
 
 
Senator Judson Gilbert, Advocate of the Year
Senator Mark Jansen, Advocate of the Year
Representative Steve Bieda, Advocate of the Year
Representative Paul Condino, Advocate of the Year

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.


2018
   
 
Senator Mike Shirkey
Representative Bronna Kahle

2017
 
 
Speaker of the House Tom Leonard
Senator Dave Hildenbrand
Senator Mike Kowall
Representative Laura Cox

2016
   
 
Senator Ken Horn
Senator Peter MacGregor
Senator Mike Shirkey
Senator Jim Stamas
Representative Joe Graves
Representative Jason Sheppard

2015
 
 
Senator Mike Nofs
Senator Wayne Schmidt
Representative Andrea LaFontaine
Representative Aric Nesbitt

2013
 
 
House Speaker Jase Bolger
Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville
Senator John Proos, Advocate of the Year
Representative Frank Foster, Advocate of the Year

2012
 
 
Lt. Governor Brian Calley, Policymaker of the Year
Senator Jack Brandenburg
Representative Jeff Farrington
Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, Advocate of the Year
Representative Eileen Kowall, Advocate of the Year

2011
 
 
Senator Mark Jansen
Senator Arlan Meekhof, Advocate of the Year
Representative Wayne Schmidt, Advocate of the Year

2010
 
 
Representative Ken Horn

2009
 
 
Senator Randy Richardville

2008
 
 
House Speaker Andy Dillon
Senator Mark Jansen, Advocate of the Year
Representative Jeff Mayes, Advocate of the Year
Representative Mike Nofs, Advocate of the Year

2007
 
 
Senator Judson Gilbert, Advocate of the Year
Senator Mark Jansen, Advocate of the Year
Representative Steve Bieda, Advocate of the Year
Representative Paul Condino, Advocate of the Year
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