State Rep. Jason Sheppard was first elected to serve the 56th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2014. The 56th District encompasses most of Monroe County including the townships of Milan, Dundee, Summerfield, Whiteford, Bedford, Erie, LaSalle, Ida, Raisinville and a portion of Monroe.
Sheppard serves as chair of the House Government Operations Committee, vice chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, and as a member of the Financial Services and Transportation & Infrastructure committees.
Sheppard graduated from Whiteford Public High School and attended Michigan State University and the University of Toledo.
Sheppard is a commercial real estate agent with Signature & Associates and runs a small business that he owns and founded 17 years ago.
PUBLIC OFFICES AND AFFILIATIONS
Sheppard served two terms as Monroe County commissioner, acting as chairman of the Physical Resource Committee. He also served on the Finance Committee, 911 Board, Streamlining Development Committee and Economic Development Committee (EDC).
Sheppard and his wife of 15 years, Melissa, reside in Temperance with their Saint Bernard, Daisy Mae.