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Mike Bishop (politician)

Mike Bishop
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceding Mike Rogers
13th Majority Leader of the Michigan Senate
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010
Preceded by Ken Sikkema
Succeeded by Randy Richardville
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 12th district
In office
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
In office
January 1, 1999 – December 31, 2002
Preceded by Penny Crissman
Succeeded by John Garfield
Personal details
Born Michael Dean Bishop
(1967-03-18) March 18, 1967
Almont, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Cristina Bishop
Children 3
Alma mater Michigan State University College of Law
University of Michigan
Profession Attorney
Religion Protestant Congregationalist[1]

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.[2]

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, 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. 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.[3]

Michigan legislature

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.[4] Bishop was sworn in January 6, 2015.

House Record


Voted for John Boehner as Speaker[5]

Committee assignments

Personal life

Bishop, a resident of Rochester, Michigan, is married and has three children.[6]


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  2. ^ 2009–2010 Michigan Manual: State Senator Michael D. Bishop
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  4. ^ Bishop defeats Schertzing for 8th District congressional race,; accessed November 30, 2014.
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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mike Rogers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th congressional district

January 3, 2015 – present
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Don Beyer
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Rod Blum
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