Paul Mitchell (politician)
Paul Mitchell III (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. He was first elected in 2016.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Michigan's 10th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Candice Miller|
|Born||November 14, 1956|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Education||Michigan State University (BA)|
Early life and careerEdit
Mitchell was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up as the oldest of six children in Waterford Township, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in 1978. Mitchell owned and operated Ross Medical Education Center.
Mitchell ran for the 32nd district seat in the Michigan State Senate in 2013 to succeed Roger Kahn, but withdrew from the race. He became the chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Michigan, a conservative nonprofit foundation. Mitchell led a campaign opposed to Proposal 1, a ballot proposition proposing tax plan for roads, on the May 2015 ballot.
U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit
He moved to Michigan's 10th congressional district in 2015 to run for the House of Representatives in that district, following Candice Miller's decision not to run for reelection. He won the primary, defeating Phil Pavlov and Alan Sanborn. Mitchell won the general election, defeating Frank Accavitti.
- Committee On Armed Services
- Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Mitchell moved to Saginaw County, Michigan, when he married his wife, Sherry Mitchell, in 2008. A longtime resident of Thomas Township, near Saginaw, he bought a home in Dryden Township to enter the race for the 10th. He and his wife, Sherry, have six children. 
- "Michigan State University 1978 Spring Term Commencement" (PDF). Retrieved January 29, 2017.
- Nann Burke, Melissa; Livengood, Chad (July 13, 2015). "Millionaire Mitchell joins race for Rep. Miller's seat". Detroit News. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- "Saginaw County businessman Paul Mitchell to run for Sen. Roger Kahn's seat". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- "Saginaw County businessman Paul Mitchell drops out of 32nd State Senate District race". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- 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.
- Egan, Paul; Gray, Kathleen (May 6, 2015). "Michigan voters soundly reject Proposal 1 road tax plan". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- 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.
- "Sen. John Moolenaar defeats Paul Mitchell in 4th District congressional Republican primary race". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- "Businessman Mitchell enters race to replace Miller". Detroit Free Press. July 13, 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- Tower, Mark (February 9, 2016). "Paul Mitchell to seek Candice Miller's seat in Congress". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- Gibbons, Lauren (August 3, 2016). "Paul Mitchell wins 10th Congressional Republican primary, and other U.S. House results". MLive.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- Lesniewski, Niels; Lesniewski, Niels (November 9, 2016). "Republican Paul Mitchell Elected in Michigan's 10th District". Roll Call. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
- "Member List". Republican Study Committee. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
- FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 256
- "Saginaw County businessman Paul Mitchell enters race for Congressman Dave Camp's seat". Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- Congressman Paul Mitchell official US House website
- Campaign website
- Paul Mitchell at Curlie
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 10th congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority