Sen. Darwin Booher re-elected Assistant Majority Caucus Whip

LANSING—The Senate Republican caucus on Thursday elected Sen. Darwin Booher to another term as Assistant Majority Caucus Whip.

“I am honored to have the trust of my colleagues to continue serving them on the Senate Republican leadership team,” said Booher, R-Evart. “I look forward to working with an outstanding caucus comprised of dedicated men and women. In my role, I will remain focused on coming together to achieve our common goal: moving Michigan forward.”

Booher was elected on Tuesday to a second term as state senator for the 35th Senate District. In addition to his current duties as assistant majority caucus whip, Booher chairs the Senate Banking & Financial Institutions Committee and serves as vice chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Prior to becoming a senator, Booher served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2005-2010 and 28 years as Osceola Township supervisor and assessor. Darwin and his wife Jan have been married for more than 50 years. They raised four children and enjoy spending time with their many grandchildren.

“We achieved much during the past four years, yet there is still work to be done,” Booher said. “We must continue to attract new jobs and investment to Michigan; prepare every student for success; and create a state government that is more efficient, effective and accountable.”

In the new Senate Republicans’ first caucus, held Thursday in Lansing, senators in the upcoming 98th Legislature also elected Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, as majority leader and Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, as majority floor leader.