Local office hours

11 a.m.-noon, Friday, May 16: Livonia Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road


Bio

DISTRICT
State Representative John Walsh was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2008, representing residents of Livonia.

EDUCATION
Walsh graduated from Michigan State University in 1984 and then attended Wayne State University Law School graduating in 1987.

PROFESSIONAL
John practiced corporate law for 15 years prior to joining Schoolcraft College as an executive in 2001.

PAST PUBLIC OFFICES AND AFFILIATIONS
John has a long history of public service, previously serving residents in the 19th District as Chair of the Livonia Planning Commission; a member and Vice President of the Livonia City Council; Chairman of the Livonia Economic Development Partnership; Chairman of the Board, Livonia Chamber of Commerce; and Vice Chair of the Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees. John was recently selected as a “rising star” of American government by the Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowship Program for Public Leadership.

PERSONAL
John and wife Janice are the proud parents of teenagers Shelby and Jack.

COMMITTEES
Walsh serves on the House Appropriations Committee. He is chair of the House Judiciary Appropriations Subcommittee and serves on the House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee.