Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, was first elected to the Michigan Senate in November 2010. Now in his second term, he serves as Majority Floor Leader. The lawmaker served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002. Before joining the Senate, he was the supervisor of the Charter Township of White Lake.
Kowall is the vice chair of the Commerce Committee and the Oversight Committee, and he serves as a member of the Government Operations, Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, Regulatory Reform, and Michigan Capitol committees.
A Michigan native, Kowall grew up in Detroit and attended St. Mary of Redford Catholic School. He graduated from Henry Ford High School in Detroit and later attended Oakland Community College.
After attending OCC, Kowall served a five-year carpenter apprenticeship program. He was president of family-owned Accurate Woodworking, Inc. until joining the Legislature, and he served on the White Lake Township Planning Commission for nine years prior to becoming township supervisor.
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Kowall is a Commemorative Partner with the United States Department of Defense and is responsible for just under 50 Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pinning Ceremonies throughout the state of Michigan since 2015.
Kowall lives in White Lake with his wife Eileen, who currently is a county commissioner. The couple has two daughters, Marissa and Stephanie; a son-in-law, Tom; a granddaughter, Madeline; and a grandson, Colin.
The senator is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and the Milford, Waterford, and White Lake Historical Societies as well as being a member of Holy Spirit Church in Highland, Michigan Council on Future Mobility, Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and the chambers of commerce for Greater West Bloomfield Area, Huron Valley, Kensington Valley, Lakes Area, and Novi.
Kowall also belongs to the following: Polish Coalition of Republicans, National Federation of Independent Business, Michigan Association of Homebuilders, Highland White Lake Business Association, Huron Valley Optimist Club, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, North Oakland County Board of Realtors, Waterford Cultural Council, and the Waterford Lions Club.
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