Rep. VerHeulen released the following statement in support of MDOT’s proposal to gauge interest in public-private partnerships:
“As we seek solutions to our transportation funding dilemmas, it is imperative that we explore all possible options available to improve our roads and bridges. The Legislature has a strong partner in MDOT, as they continue to suggest new and innovative proposals to achieve our shared goals. I encourage businesses and residents to review the proposed P3 projects and submit feedback to MDOT.”
Read MDOT’s press release here.
State Representative Rob VerHeulen was first elected to serve the 74th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2012. The 74th District encompasses the cities of Walker, Grandville, Rockford and Cedar Springs, as well as Solon, Tyrone, Sparta, Algoma and Alpine townships.
VerHeulen attended Grand Rapids Community College and graduated from the University of Michigan. He then went on to earn his law degree at Wayne State University.
Rob served many years as an attorney for Meijer, Inc. and most recently as the General Counsel to The Meijer Foundation.
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Rep. VerHeulen served as Mayor of the City of Walker from 2001 to 2012. He also represented Walker on the Boards of the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council, the Urban Cooperation Board, the Interurban Transit Partnership Board, and the West Michigan Sports Commission. He has served on several non-profit and philanthropic boards including Mel Trotter Ministries, the Gerald R. Ford Boy Scouts Council, Plymouth Christian Schools, and the Christian Rest Home.
Rob and his wife Norma have lived in Walker for the past 30 years, where they raised four daughters and now have eight grandchildren who all reside in the West Michigan area.
VerHeulen, appointed to the House Appropriations Committee, will chair the Transportation Subcommittee and serve as vice chair of the Department of Community Health Subcommittee. He also will serve on the subcommittees on Judiciary and Higher Education.