Bolger remains under some scrutiny for his involvement in the last-minute party-switch of Grand Rapids Rep. Roy Schmidt. He is still the subject of a one-person grand jury investigation requested by Michigan Democrats, but the Secretary of State said last week he
did not break any campaign finance law in the scandal.
Bolger has served in the Michigan House of Representatives since 2008 and has been Speaker of the House since January 2011.
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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.