Joe Bellino was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2016. He represents the 17th District, which covers portions of Wayne and Monroe counties, including the cities of Monroe, Flat Rock and Rockwood, the townships of Ash, Berlin, Exeter, Frenchtown, London, Sumpter, as well as a portion of Monroe Township.
Rep. Bellino serves as chair of the House Energy Committee and as a member of the Financial Services, Insurance, and Transportation and Infrastructure committees.
Rep. Bellino is a graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School and Monroe County Community College.
Rep. Bellino has owned and operated Broadway Market for the past 18 years. Prior to that, he worked in the family beer and wine distributorship, Bellino’s Quality Beverage, until 1987, when he was given an opportunity to work for The Society of St. Vincent DePaul in Detroit.
In 1993, Bellino joined the service team at Joe Lake Tire and Auto in Monroe. Working closely with the owner, Tim Lake, allowed Bellino the experience of running a small business. Armed with this exciting knowledge, he purchased Broadway Market from his cousins.
PUBLIC OFFICE AND AFFILIATIONS
Bellino was a member of the Board of Trustees at Monroe County Community College for 15 years, and served as board chair. In addition, he is a member of the Monroe Exchange Club, Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, NRA, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, for which he previously served as chair.
Joe and his wife Peggy have three daughters, Mary (Derek Bezeau), Anne (Robbie Sullivan) and Meg Bellino, and three grandchildren. He is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and its choir.
Phone: (517) 373-1530