John Chirkun

Biographical Information

Born: September 11, 1952 in Detroit
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Sharon
Children: Jon, Denise, River (foster child)
Education: Aeromechanics High School graduate (1970), post-graduate (1971-1972); attended Macomb Community College and Highland Park Community College; graduated from the State Police Instructor's School and Wayne County Police Academy
Employment/Military Record: United States Air Force: 1971-1977; 29 years in the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, retired as executive sergeant and commanding officer of the Sheriff's Internet Crimes Unit and Special Operations Division
Community Activities: Roseville Optimist Club, Roseville Goodfellows, Friends of the Roseville Public Library, Roseville Historical and Genealogical Society, Nautical Mile Handicapped Fishing Derby, Richmond Sportsmen's Club, Wayne County Sheriff's Retiree Association, Ducks Unlimited, Warren/Center Line Senior Connection, Warren-Sterling Heights Elks Lodge
Religion: Methodist

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2020)
Other Offices: Roseville City Council: November 1995-January 2009; Roseville Mayor: January 2009-December 2014; State Representative: January 2015-present

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 22nd District 2018
General Vote: 18,841 of 30,214 (62%)
Primary Vote: 7,958 of 7,958 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, County Road Association of Michigan, Michigan Association for Justice, AFSCME Council 25, AFL-CIO, Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Realtors, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan

Michigan House 22nd District 2016
General Vote: 21,487 of 35,608 (60%)
Primary Vote: 3,389 of 5,004 (67%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; Michigan Nurses Association; Michigan League of Conservation Voters, AFSCME, Michigan AFL-CIO, the County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PAC Detroit Regional Chamber PAC, MiBank PAC, National Rifle Association, Michigan Realtors RPAC, Michigan Education Association, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, Michigan Laborers' District Council

Michigan House 22nd District 2014
General Vote: 13,461 of 21,047 (63%)
Primary Vote: 3,009 of 4,298 (70%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, United Auto Workers, National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, Detroit Regional Chamber, Teamsters Local 299, Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, Roofers Union Local 149, Pipe Fitters Local 636, AFSCME Council 25, AFSCME Local 520, Michigan Teamsters Joint Council 43, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, IBEW Local 58, the Roseville Fire Fighters Association, the Roseville Command Officers Associationof Michigan, the Michigan Education Association Local 1, the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union and the Michigan Association of Police Organizations, AFL-CIO, Michigan Townships Association Political Action Committee, Michigan Nurses Association, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Education Association PAC recommendation

Political Activities: Vice president, SEIU Local 502 and member of AFSCME Local 3317

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