Tonya Schuitmaker

State:Michigan
Current Office:State Senate, 20th District
Party:Republican Party

 

Biographical Information:

Gender:

Female

Birth Date:

3-10-68

Birthplace:

Michigan

Home City:

Mattawan

Religion:

Christian

Education:

• Mattawan Consolidated High School, 1986 • Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, 1990 • Detroit College of Law, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 1993

Professional Experience:

• Partner, Schuitmaker, Cooper and Schuitmaker, PC 1993-Present • Member, State Bar of Illinois, admitted 1996 • Member, State Bar of Florida, admitted 1994 • Member, State Bar of Michigan, admitted 1993 • Member, American Bar Association, admitted 1993 • President, Van Buren County Bar Association 1997-1998 • Member, Representative Assembly of the State of Michigan Bar • Cass County Prosecutor's Office • Intern, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley

Political Experience:

2009-2010 Michigan Chair of American Legislative Exchange Council Assistant Minority Floor Leader Minority Vice Chair, House Judiciary Committee Member, Appropriations  Subcommittee on Judiciary Member, Energy & Technology Committee Minority Vice Chair, Energy & Technology on Consumer Safety Sub-Committee Member, Michigan Law Revision Commission 2007-2008 Assistant Minority Floor Leader Minority Vice Chair, House Judiciary Committee Member, House Education Committee Member, Michigan Tourism Task Force Member, Product Safety Task Force 2005-2006 Vice Chair, House Judiciary Committee • Chair, Subcommittee on Accountability and Public Safety • Member, Subcommittee on Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Protection (Qui Tam) • Member, Subcommittee on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry Member, House Energy and Technology Committee Member, House Commerce Committee Member, House Local Government and Urban Policy Committee

Organizations:

• 2009 Boy Scouts of America Regional Committee Member • Past member, State Board of Medicine • Past member, Intercare Community Health Network • Van Buren County Community Mental Health Board of Directors • Van Buren County Community Corrections Advisory Board • Past Vice Chair, State Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons • Paw Paw Rotary: Paul Harris Fellow Program • Paw Paw Optimist Club • Mattawan Alumni Association • South Haven Maritime Museum • South Haven Association of University Women • South Haven Historical Association • Daughters of the American Revolution • Friends of the Library • Farm Bureau • Fraternal Order of Police • Michigan Flywheelers • Volunteer, Van Buren County Historical Museum • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity

 

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JudyToddJohnson

Now Rep. Tonya Schuitmaker has a new opponent. Although well liked, he lacks legislative experience on the state level. Better if he had been a representative first. Tonya has the vision, energy, and devotion to her country to move us forward and help eliminate this 13% unemployment. Tonya proved herself to be a stateswoman this week with the death of her opponent and her immediate decision to cease campaigning out of respect for her opposition.

JudyToddJohnson

Rep. Schuitmaker is a work horse for all people. She will be a great state senator.

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Michigan (change)

 
Michigan is governed as a republic, with three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. The state also allows direct participation of the electorate by initiative, referendum, recall, and ratification.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Rick Snyder
Lieutenant Governor: Brian Calley
Attorney General: Bill Schuette
Secretary of State: Ruth Johnson