State Rep. Dale Zorn was first elected in November 2010 to the Michigan House to represent the residents of Monroe County including the cities of Luna Pier, Milan and Petersburg as well as the townships of Bedford, Dundee, Erie, Ida, La Salle, Milan, Monroe, Raisinville, Summerfield and Whiteford.
Zorn works with his brother Dean at the family owned automotive business, Zorn’s Service Inc., which was opened in 1953 by their father, Ivan Zorn. Before being elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, Zorn served Raisinville Township for 10 years and then for the past 20 years he served as a Monroe County commissioner, including four years as chairman. During his time on the county commission, Zorn worked to reorganize the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation and created the Monroe First program that assists existing and new business development in Monroe County. Under Zorn’s financial leadership, the county reduced expenditures by $15 million in a three-year period.
Zorn is married to Cindy and cherishes the time he has with her and his four children and five grandchildren. He belongs to several community service organizations, including the Ida Civic Club, Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Chapter 142, Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, National Rifle Association, Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Museum Historical Society, Food System Economic Partnership Regional Leadership Team, Roselawn Memorial Park Board of Directors, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 113, Capt. Norman Heck Memorial Park Committee, and he is the executive director of the Christmas in Ida Festival and Parade of Lights.
For the 2013-14 legislative term, Zorn will serve as vice chair of the House Commerce Committee, and will also serve on the committees on Health Policy; Energy and Technology; and Military and Veterans Affairs.