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Lorence Wenke's Biography

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Full Name:

Lorence R. Wenke




Wife: Nancy; 2 Children: Lisa, Jeffrey

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Birth Place:

Kalamazoo, MI

Home City:

Richland, MI



BA, Business Administration Western Michigan University, 1967

Member, Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce, present

Member, Kalamazoo County Council of Governments, present

Candidate, Michigan State Senate, District 20, 2018

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Michigan, District 6, 2016

Candidate, Michigan State Senate, District 20, 2014

Representative, Michigan State House of Representatives, 2002-2008

Chair/Commissioner, Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners, 1994-2002

Member, Kalamazoo County Park Commission, present

Owner, Sun Belt Greenhouse, 1982-present

Partner, Michigan Grower Products, 1980-present

President/Owner, Wenke Greenhouses, 1971-present

Nurse Assistant, Kalamazoo State Hospital, 1970

Licensed Realtor, State of Massachusetts, 1968-1969

Manager, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1968-1969

Former Employee, Family Celery and Flower Farm, 1954-1963

Member, Community Correction Advisory Board, present

Member, Kalamazoo County Republican Executive Committee, present

Member, Kalamazoo Christian School Association Development Council

Member, Kalamazoo Rotary Club

Member, Kalamazoo Valley Plant Growers Cooperative

Director, Michigan Grower Products

Director, Ohio Florists Association

Member, Richland Bible Church