Kurt Heise (R)

Rep. Heise was elected in November 2010 to his first term in the House, defeating Democrat Joan Wadsworth with 58 percent of the vote. He won the GOP primary that year agaist Steve Booher, Jr., with 68 percent of the vote. In 2014, he won re-election with 61 percent of the vote. 


Representative Heise began his career as a city attorney in Dearborn Heights and the City of Woodhaven, followed by serving as mayor's deputy in Dearborn Heights. From 2003 to 2009, Heise served as Director of the Wayne County Department of Environment where he played a significant role in the development of the State Watershed Alliance Act, was a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission for Lake St. Clair, and was appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve as co-chair of the Michigan Groundwater Conservation Advisory Council. He then returned to practicing law in Plymouth Township, working with Plymouth and Canton Township's legal departments, and he worked as an environmental and energy consultant. Heise is also a consultant for Wayne State University's Urban Watershed program, is an Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University and frequent lecturer at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

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