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Wayne Schmidt's Biography


Contact Information

S-8 Capitol Building
Lansing, MI 48933

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

Full Name:

Wayne A. Schmidt




Wife: Kathleen; 2 Children: Ryan, Danny

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Cleveland, OH

Home City:

Traverse City, MI

Attended, Economics/Public Policy, University of Chicago

Graduated, Michigan Political Leadership Program, Michigan State University

Assistant Majority Leader, Michigan State Senate, 2019-present

Senator, Michigan State Senate, District 37, 2015-present

Former Chair/Vice Chair, Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners

Candidate, Michigan State Senate, District 37, 2018

Representative, Michigan State House of Representatives, 2008-2014

Former Member, Agriculture Committee, Michigan State Senate

Member, Bipartisan Freshman Caucus Education Funding Task Force

Former Chair, Commerce Committee, Michigan State Senate

Member, Government Affairs Committee, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce

Member, House Republican Jobs Task Force

Former Member, Insurance Committee, Michigan State House of Representatives

Former Member, Joint Legislative Council, Michigan State Senate

Former Member, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee, Michigan State Senate

Former First Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Economic Development and International Investment, Michigan State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Talent and Economic Development, Michigan State Senate

Manager, Captain’s Quarters Men’s Clothing Store

Former Management Team Member, Grand Traverse Resort

Former Employee, Park Place Hotel

Member, National Rifle Assocation, present

Member, National Wild Turkey Federation, present

Member, Ruffed Grouse Society, present

Member, Trout Unlimited, present

Member, Bay Area Transit Authority

Member, Big Brother/Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan

Member, Boardman Neighborhood Association

Member, Downtown Traverse City Association

Member, Economic Club of Traverse County

Member, Grand Traverse Area Right to Life

Member, Grand Traverse County Economic Development Corporation and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

Member, Grand Traverse County Land Use & Transportation Study Group-Grand Vision

Vice Chair, Grand Traverse County Republican Party

Member, Great Lakes Community Mental Health Authority

Chair, Human Services Committee, Michigan Association of Counties

Member, Kiwanis Noon Club

Member, Michigan Association of Counties

Member, National Cherry Festival

Member, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce

Member, Traverse City Kiwanis Club

Member, Traverse City Zoning Board of Appeals