State Representative Kevin Cotter was first elected in November 2010 to serve the citizens of the 99th House district. The 99th district encompasses all of Isabella County, as well as ten townships in Midland County.
Representative Cotter is a graduate of Shepherd High School and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration, as well as a Master’s of Science in Administration, both from Central Michigan University. He also earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Representative Kevin Cotter brings a broad array of experience to the House of Representatives, most recently serving as a partner at the Kerr Law Firm, PLLC in downtown Mt. Pleasant. Prior to that, Cotter worked in the transportation industry, working with two companies where his duties included supervising in-bound shipments, human resources management and overseeing safety operations.
During his second term, Representative Cotter served as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, as well as the Majority Vice Chair of the Elections and Ethics Committee. He was also a member of the Insurance, Michigan Competitiveness, and Tax Policy Committees. Prior to being elected, Cotter was selected by former Speaker of the House Jase Bolger to serve on the Committee on Committees, which made recommendations to the Speaker on which committees members would serve on, based on their interests, experience and requested committees.
For the 2015-16 legislative session, Rep. Cotter was elected Speaker of the House by his colleagues.
Cotter lives in Union Township, in Isabella County, with his wife Jennifer. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time in Michigan’s outdoors. He also enjoys golfing, snowmobiling, hunting, boating and spending time with friends and family.