Rep. Brian BeGole was elected to serve the 71st House District in November 2022. The 71st House District includes Corunna, Durand, Owosso, Perry, Bancroft, Byron, Morrice, New Lothrop, Vernon, portions of Lennon and Ovid, and the townships of Antrim, Bennington, Burns, Caledonia, Fairfield, Hazelton, Middlebury, New Haven, Owosso, Perry, Rush, Shiawassee, Venice and Vernon in Shiawassee County. It also includes Chesaning, Oakley, Brady Township and Maple Grove Township in Saginaw County and Argentine Township, Gaines Township, and a portion of Mundy Township in Genesee County.
Rep. BeGole is a member of the House Criminal Justice Committee, the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee, and the House Energy, Communications and Technology Committee.
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After graduating from the police academy, Brian returned home to protect and serve his neighbors and fellow community members. He has helped keep Shiawassee County safe for over 30 years, and is now committed to serving residents as a state representative. This commitment includes protecting the Constitutional rights of citizens, supporting small businesses that serve as the backbone of our state and local economies, and making the region an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
Prior to being elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, Brian worked in law enforcement for 32 years, including six as Shiawassee County Sheriff. He served as chairman of the Law Enforcement Officers Regional Training Commission. Brian is also a member of the Shiawassee Valley Fraternal Order of Police and served as an executive board member of the Michigan Sheriffs Association.
Brian’s many accomplishments as Sheriff to improve public safety and use taxpayer money efficiently included:
- Updated police cruisers and equipment, including ballistic vests, helmets, radios and other technology
- Restored road patrols and K-9 units
- Expanded animal control
- Worked with the county’s Friend of the Court to establish an assigned deputy
- Deputized all chiefs of police
- A new central dispatch building
- Started the “Inside View” program, which works to deter young people from making life-altering choices that could see them put behind bars
- Organized active shooter trainings at schools and churches
- Established an inmate work program, which included rehabilitation work inside and outside of the county jail.
- Established and oversaw the county’s jail garden, which provides inmates and those in need of community service hours a chance to work outdoors and tend to produce that is delivered to local pantries, nonprofits, shelters, distribution groups and institutional kitchens.
- Created a tow truck rotation policy
- Began hunter safety courses
- Implemented improvements to the office’s shooting range
- Hired the office’s first-ever Chaplain
- Updated the county’s emergency management department
- Oversaw the Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) program to help educate children on the dangers of drug use
Brian comes from a family of public servants. His brother was a U.S. Customs Agent and his uncle, Lee, was the first police chief of the city of Novi and served nearly 40 years. Brian’s father George was also an attorney for 34 years and a judge in Shiawassee County’s 66th District Court for 16 years.
Brian and his wife Tammy have roots in Shiawassee County, raising their children on family land in rural Antrim Township. His mother, Carol, still lives on the land, just down the road in a brick farmhouse that’s nearly 150 years old.
When Brian is home, he enjoys several hobbies, including working on his barn he and fellow community members worked to build with wood and other materials salvaged from farms across Shiawassee County. The work preserves the area’s history and protects its heritage. Brian also restores vintage snowmobiles and is an avid snowmobiler and boater.
Brian’s father and two of his uncles served in World War II. One uncle, William, flew 41 combat missions and was killed after his B-24 bomber crashed in Venosa, Italy. Brian collects WWII artifacts and actively studies its history.
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Lansing, MI 48933
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Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-0853
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