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.
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.
PUBLIC OFFICES AND AFFILIATIONS
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.
Rep. Pagel serves as vice chair of the House Local Government Committee, and as a member of the House Agriculture, Tourism and Michigan Competitiveness committees.