Meet Senator Nofs

State Senator Mike NofsSenator Mike Nofs was recently re-elected by the citizens of the 19th Senate district for his first full term. The 19th District includes all of Barry, Calhoun, and Ionia Counties. Senator Nofs serves as Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee.  He also serves as a member of the Banking and Financial Institutions, and Commerce Committees.  He is also a member of the following Appropriations subcommittees: State Police and Military Affairs (Chair), Capital Outlay (Vice-Chair), and General Government.

Prior to being elected to the Senate in a 2009 special election, Mike Nofs served 6 years in the State House of Representatives where his ability to work across party lines earned him the respect of his colleagues and the distinction of having over a dozen bills signed into law including the rewrite of the Michigan Telecommunications Act. Mike was also instrumental in the passage of the Michigan Energy Plan package of bills.

Senator Nofs has a distinguished, 30-year career in law enforcement which includes service at the city, county and state level. He retired in 2002 as Battle Creek Post Commander after serving 25 years with the Michigan State Police. This service led to his being named Chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee during his first term in office – one of only three freshman to receive a committee chairmanship.

Prior to his election to the Michigan House of Representatives, Mike Nofs served for 10 years as a member of the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners, five of those as chairman. During his term of service, Mike initiated several innovative programs including a service to assist victims of sexual assault and one of the first county-funded programs in the state to offer prescription drug discounts to senior citizens without prescription drug insurance coverage.

Mike Nofs holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Spring Arbor College and is active in numerous civic and business organizations including the Battle Creek, Albion and Jackson Area Chambers of Commerce, the Fraternal Order of Police, Fredonia Grange, 4-H and Habitat for Humanity, among others.

Senator Nofs has five grown children and between legislative duties enjoys golf and being a grandfather.

Senator Mike Nofs can be contacted by clicking here.