- Mike Bishop (Michigan politician)
Bishop, of Rochester, Michigan, was elected to the Senate after two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives. He was sworn into office in January 2003 to represent the 12th District constituency, a seat which was previously held by his father, Donald Bishop.
The 12th District encompasses the communities of Auburn Hills, Keego Harbor, Lake Angelus, Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Rochester and Rochester Hills, and the townships of Addison, Independence, Oakland, Orion and Oxford. Before his time as majority leader, Bishop served as assistant majority leader. He 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.
A 1989 honors graduate of the University of Michigan, Bishop received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1993, and is a partner in his own Oakland County law firm. He is also a licensed real estate broker and owner of 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, Washington, D.C., 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. He is an avid fisherman and hunter and strongly supports second amendment rights.
Bishop currently resides in Rochester with his wife, Cristina, and his three children, Benjamin, Gabriella and Nathan.
Michigan's term limits prohibited Bishop from seeking re-election in 2010 to the Senate.
As a former member of both houses of the Michigan Legislature, Bishop is afforded the courtesy title of The Honorable (abbreviated to Hon. or Hon'ble) for life.
Current State Senate Majority Leaders of the United States *No Majority Leader in this state; closest equivalent listed
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