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Pete Lund is a State Representative from Macomb County Michigan. In addition to his leadership role as Majority Whip, Lund also serves as chair of the House Insurance Committee and House Government Operations Committee.
While in the House, Lund has led the way on many difficult issues such as the once-in-a-decade redistricting process, Blue Cross Blue Shield reform, recall reform, cracking down on election fraud and working with the Governor’s office to cut down on unnecessary and burdensome regulations, eliminating over 1,400 rules since April of 2011.
Lund has also been a leading advocate in the House for causes such as auto no-fault reform to lower insurance rates and Electoral College reform, attempting to bring more attention to Michigan by making it a competitive state in Presidential elections. In 2013, Lund received a 100 percent conservative rating from Inside Michigan Politics for his vote on key issues.
Since first being elected to the state House in 2008, Lund has been a leader in using innovative constituent outreach techniques. Lund was the first House member to embrace tele-town halls, and he helped residents with property tax assessments in Macomb County.
His interest in politics began early; one of his first jobs was working for the election of President Reagan. Prior to his election to the state House, Lund served on the Macomb County Commission for 11 years, as well as owning his own business and teaching public finances as an adjunct professor at Walsh College.
Lund has an undergraduate degree in economics from Adrian College and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance from Wayne State University.
Lund is married to Dr. Karen Potchynok-Lund, a practicing podiatrist. They have two daughters.