State Representative Eileen Kowall was re-elected to a third term in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2012, representing residents of Highland Township, White Lake Township, Springfield Township, Milford Township and part of Waterford Township.
Kowall attended Wayne State University from 1970 to 1972; and the University of Detroit from 1972 to 1974, where she obtained an associate degree in Dental Hygiene. She is also a graduate of the Michigan Excellence in Public Service series. She is a 2010 fellow of The Council of State Governments’ Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD), a training program that identifies and assists promising state leaders.
She practiced in the field of Dental Hygiene from 1974 to 1989. She is former part-owner of Accurate Woodworking, Inc. in Waterford and was actively involved as a designer/sales representative from 1989 until 2004.
PUBLIC OFFICES AND AFFILIATIONS
Kowall is currently a member of the Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce, Waterford Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking. She also chairs the Economic Development Committee of the Midwest Council of State Governments.
Prior to that, Kowall served on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners for six years and was Chair of the Republican Caucus for four of those years. She also served as vice-Chair of the Finance Committee and was a member of the criminal justice coordinating council. She also served as Chair of the 11th Congressional Republican Committee and has also served on the State Republican Committee. Additionally, she served on the Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLSHA) Member-Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Kowall has also been involved with the following organizations: Citizens Alliance for Life & Liberty, Pontiac/Waterford Lodge #810 B.P.O. Elks, Huron Valley Optimists Club, Oakland County Republican Executive Committee, Waterford and White Lake Historical Societies, National Rifle Association and Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners.
Eileen Kowall has been married to Michael Kowall for 39 years. They have two children: Marissa and her husband Tom, and Stephanie. She has two grandchildren Madeline and Colin.
Rep. Kowall serves on the House Appropriations Committee, serving as chair of the subcommittees on environmental quality and joint capital outlay. In addition, Kowall is vice chair of the subcommittee on general government and a member of the subcommittee on licensing and regulatory affairs.