State Rep. Dave Pagel named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Association of School Social Workers


State Representative Dave Pagel was first elected to serve the 78th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2012. The 78th District encompasses portions of Berrien and Cass Counties including the cities of Niles, New Buffalo and Buchanan and the townships of Three Oaks, Chikaming, Weesaw, Baroda, Bertrand, Oronoko, Sodus, Pipestone, Berrien, Buchanan, Niles, Galien, Silver Creek, Howard, Milton and Ontwa. He was re-elected to a second term in November 2014.

Pagel serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Corrections for his second term. He also is a member of the appropriations subcommittees on General Government, Joint Capital Outlay, and Agriculture and Rural Development.

Pagel earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from Michigan State University.

Pagel is the founder and owner of Dave Pagel Farms and Produce, which sells produce from farms statewide. He has owned and operated the produce portion of the business since 1978 and established the farm and orchard in 2004.

Rep. Pagel served as President of the Berrien Springs Public School Board for 14 years and was the Chairman of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners from 2008-2012. He is also a lifetime member of the Michigan State Horticultural Society and a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau.

Dave and his wife Sue reside in Berrien Springs and have two sons and two daughters.


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