Senate Minority Floor Leader Dan Lauwers

12 Years
Senate District 25
S-9 C
Official Website

Biographical Information

Born: January 15, 1963 in Almont
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Kellie
Children: Jonathan, 26; Lauren Mary, 24; Nicholas, 21
Education: Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University
Employment/Military Record: MSU Extension Agent, Legislative Assistant, U.S. Rep. Bill Schuette; Legislative Representative, The National Milk Producers Federation; Prog. Dir. WK Kellogg Foundation; G.M. Eastern Michigan Grain; State Representative- 81st District
Community Activities: Knights of Columbus, Yale Chamber, Sacred Heart Church Council, Yale/Brockway Recreation Council, Soil Conservation Board
Religion: Catholic

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate Minority Floor Leader (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Senate Majority Floor Leader (1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022)
Senate (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2026)
House Majority Floor Leader (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018)
House (1/1/2013 - 12/31/2018)
Other Offices: Precinct Delegate, Brockway Township, St. Clair County

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 25th District 2022
General Vote: 78,193 of 117,004 (66%)
Primary Vote: 36,074 of 36,074 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: ABC of Michigan PAC; County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Great Lakes Education Project; Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC; Michigan Freedom Network; Michigan Manufacturers Association; Michigan Retailers Association; National Federation of Independent Business-Michigan; Property Management Association of Michigan PAC (primary); Right to Life of Michigan PAC

Michigan Senate 25th District 2018
General Vote: 66,926 of 104,641 (63%)
Primary Vote: 30,039 of 30,039 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan, Michigan Farm Bureau, County Road Association of Michigan, Michigan Freedom Network, Small Business Association of Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Michigan House 81st District 2016
General Vote: 28,068 of 40,701 (68%)
Primary Vote: 8,323 of 8,323 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPac Committee, Builders and Contractors of Michigan PAC, Small Business Association of Michigan, Great Lakes Education Project, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PAC, National Federation of Independent Business-Michigan, Michigan Agri-Business Association AGRI-BIZ PAC, Michigan Realtors RPAC, MiBank PAC

Michigan House 81st District 2014
General Vote: 18,174 of 27,982 (64%)
Primary Vote: 6,534 of 6,534 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC, Right to Life of Michigan, National Federation of Independent Business, Michigan Townships Association Political Action Committee, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Michigan House 81st District 2012
General Vote: 20,929 of 38,874 (53%)
Primary Vote: 2,912 of 8,510 (34%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Political Activities: Campaign Volunteer, Bill Schuette for Attorney General; John Adair for Circuit Judge; Precinct Delegate, Brockway Township, St. Clair County

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Jill Larder, Chief of Staff
MaryAnn Duffy, Executive Assistant
Joshua Skrzypczak, Legislative Director
Amy Shaw, Majority Floor Manager

Sponsored Legislation
SB 67
Criminal Sexual Conduct
SB 111
SB 227
Child Protection
SB 248
Service Animals
SB 270
Land Sales
SB 313
SB 352
Registration Plate
SB 411
Horse Racing
SB 451
SB 495
Fraternal Benefit Societies
SB 800
State Property
SB 854
Interstate Compacts
SB 855
Interstate Compacts
SR 80
Date Designation
SR 81
Commemorative Anniversary
SR 119
Week Designation
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