State Rep. Brad Paquette was first elected to serve the 78th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2018. The 78th District encompasses portions of Berrien and Cass Counties, including the cities of Buchanan, New Buffalo and Niles and the townships of Baroda, Berrien, Bertrand, Buchanan, Chikaming, Galien, Howard, Milton, Niles, Ontwa, Oronoko, Pipestone, Silver Creek, Sodus, Three Oaks, and Weesaw.

Rep. Paquette serves as vice chair of the House Education Committee. He is also a member of the Elections & Ethics Committee, Insurance Committee, and Local Government & Municipal Finance Committee.

Paquette received his Bachelor of Arts from Northern Michigan University in political science and pre-law in 2009, and then his master’s in the art of teaching from Andrews University in 2012.

Professional Public Office Affiliations
Brad worked as an educator, teaching at Niles New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy where he has led in Project-Based Learning for the New Tech Network. He served on the Planning Commission for the city of Niles.