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Paul Mitchell (politician)

Paul Mitchell (born November 14, 1956) is an American politician from the state of Michigan. A member of the Republican Party, Mitchell is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district.

Paul Mitchell
Paul Mitchell official congressional photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 10th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Candice Miller
Personal details
Born (1956-11-14) November 14, 1956 (age 61)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Michigan State University (BA)
Website House website

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Early life and careerEdit

Mitchell was born in Boston and grew up as the oldest of six children in Waterford Township, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University.[1] Mitchell owned and operated Ross Medical Education Center.[2]

Political careerEdit

Mitchell ran for the 32nd district seat in the Michigan State Senate in 2013 to succeed Roger Kahn,[3] but withdrew from the race.[4] He became the chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Michigan, a conservative nonprofit foundation.[5] Mitchell led a campaign opposed to Proposal 1, a ballot proposition proposing tax plan for roads, on the May 2015 ballot.[6][7]

U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Mitchell moved to Saginaw County, Michigan, when he married his wife, Sherry Mitchell, in 2008.[2] A longtime resident of Thomas Township, near Saginaw,[15] he bought a home in Dryden Township to enter the race for the 10th. He and his wife, Sherry, have six children.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michigan State University 1978 Spring Term Commencement" (PDF). Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Nann Burke, Melissa; Livengood, Chad (July 13, 2015). "Millionaire Mitchell joins race for Rep. Miller's seat". Detroit News. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Saginaw County businessman Paul Mitchell to run for Sen. Roger Kahn's seat". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Saginaw County businessman Paul Mitchell drops out of 32nd State Senate District race". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Tower, Mark (September 18, 2014). "After millions spent in unsuccessful bid for Congress, Paul Mitchell named chairman of conservative nonprofit". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  6. ^ Egan, Paul; Gray, Kathleen (May 6, 2015). "Michigan voters soundly reject Proposal 1 road tax plan". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  7. ^ Oosting, Jonathan (July 13, 2015). "Paul Mitchell, businessman who fought Michigan roads Proposal 1, making second run for Congress". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Sen. John Moolenaar defeats Paul Mitchell in 4th District congressional Republican primary race". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "Businessman Mitchell enters race to replace Miller". Detroit Free Press. July 13, 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  10. ^ Tower, Mark (February 9, 2016). "Paul Mitchell to seek Candice Miller's seat in Congress". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  11. ^ Gibbons, Lauren (August 3, 2016). "Paul Mitchell wins 10th Congressional Republican primary, and other U.S. House results". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  12. ^ Lesniewski, Niels; Lesniewski, Niels (2016-11-09). "Republican Paul Mitchell Elected in Michigan's 10th District". Roll Call. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  13. ^ "Member List". Republican Study Committee. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  14. ^ FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 256
  15. ^ "Saginaw County businessman Paul Mitchell enters race for Congressman Dave Camp's seat". Retrieved November 6, 2016.

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