Mike Bishop (politician)
|Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district
January 3, 2015
|13th Majority Leader of the Michigan Senate|
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||Ken Sikkema|
|Succeeded by||Randy Richardville|
|Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 12th district
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||Alan Sanborn|
|Succeeded by||Jim Marleau|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 45th district
January 1, 1999 – December 31, 2002
|Preceded by||Penny Crissman|
|Succeeded by||John Garfield|
|Born||Michael Dean Bishop
March 18, 1967
Almont, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||Michigan State University College of Law
University of Michigan
Michael Dean "Mike" Bishop (born March 18, 1967) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district since 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003, and the Michigan State Senate from 2002 to 2010 where he served as majority leader.
Early life, education, and career
A graduate of Rochester Adams High School, Bishop graduated with honors from University of Michigan in 1989. He then went on to earn his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law. Bishop is also a licensed real estate broker and has owned two local real estate businesses (Freedom Realty, Inc. and Pro Management, Inc.). Bishop is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, District of Columbia Bar, Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, Oakland County Bar Association, Michigan Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. He served on the Municipal Law and Business Law committees of the Oakland County Bar Association and is a member of the National Association of Sportsmen Legislators. Following his time in the Michigan Legislature, Bishop worked as Chief Legal Officer for International Bancard Corporation and taught at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Bishop served in the Michigan State House from 1999 to 2002 representing the 45th District. He was subsequently elected to the State Senate in 2002 representing the 12th District, a seat which was previously held by his father, Donald Bishop, and serving until 2010 when term limits prevented him from re-election. He ran for Oakland County prosecutor in 2012, but lost to Democratic incumbent Jessica R. Cooper.
Before his time as majority leader, Bishop was chosen to be chairman of the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee and vice chairman of both the Gaming and Casino Oversight Committee and Judiciary Committee. During his four-year tenure in the Michigan House, he served as vice chairman of the Commerce Committee.
U.S. House of Representatives
On November 4, 2014, Bishop defeated Democratic challenger Eric Schertzing for Michigan's 8th Congressional District. Bishop was sworn in January 6, 2015.
Voted for John Boehner as Speaker
- Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Committee on the Judiciary
- 2009–2010 Michigan Manual: State Senator Michael D. Bishop
- "About". Congressman Mike Bishop. Retrieved 16 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Bishop defeats Schertzing for 8th District congressional race, detroitnews.com; accessed November 30, 2014.
- "Speaker John Boehner is reelected: How Michigan's delegation voted". MLive.com. Retrieved 16 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Fritz Klug (January 2, 2015). "Mike Bishop ready to take Michigan legislative experience to Washington DC". Mlive.com. Retrieved August 16, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Mike Bishop at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Congressman Mike Bishop official U.S. House website
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th congressional district
January 3, 2015 – present
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
|United States Representatives by seniority