Concerned? Contact your elected officials.

Project Vote Smart is a nonpartisan project that provides information on elected officals at the state and national level, including their positions and voting records.

Tips  for writing to members of Congress and others:

  • Keep the letter brief: Letters should never be longer than one page
  • Limit your letter to one issue, such as remedies to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling. Legislative aides read many letters on many issues in a day, so make yours should as concise as possible.
  • Let them know who you are and what you want up front: In the first paragraph, tell your legislators who you represent (if writing on  behalf of a local group) and identify the issue you are concerned about.
  • Be straightforward: ask the recipient whether he or she will support specific legislation or regulation.
  • Stick to the three most important points: Choose the three strongest points that will be most persuasive.
  • To make your arguments most compelling, do a little research to find out what they care about.
  • Personalize your letter: Tell the recipient why the issue is of concern for his or her community.
  • Personalize your relationship: If you’ve voted for the person, supported their campaign with time or money, or have a personal or  business relationship, then say so.
  • Show that you’re the expert: It’s your job to educate them. It’s their job to represent you.

Benzie County Local Governments

Benzie County Local Governments

Michigan State Government

Michigan Government Website

Michigan Government Telephone Directory

State of Michigan Email Directory

Current Administration

Governor Rick Snyder (R)

P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone: (517) 373-3400
Phone, Constituent Services: (517) 335-7858
Fax:(517) 335-6863

Michigan Secretary of State

Michigan Attorney General

Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Senate

State Reperesentative,  District 101

 Ray Franz, Republican

Voting Record from Project Vote Smart

email: State Representative Ray Franz

S-1385 Anderson House Office Bldg.
124 N. Capitol Located on the corner of Ottawa and Capitol Avenue, across the street from the State Capitol in Lansing.

S-1385 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI  48909
Phone: (517) 373-0825

Representatives are elected in even-numbered years to 2-year terms, and   take office on the first day of January following the election. Each Representative is limited to serving three terms.

Michigan State Senate District 35

Darwin Booher, Republican

Voting Record from Project Vote Smart

Our state senators serve four-year terms concurrent with the governor’s term of office. Terms begin on January 1. Senators who have not served more than half of someone else’s senate term are eligible for two full terms, i.e. eight years. Although Michigan senators serve four-year terms, the elections   are not staggered; instead of  half of the seats  up for election every two years, all 40 seats are up for election on a 2010, 2014, 2018 schedule.

Senator  Darwin  Booher
P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Phone:  (517) 373-1725
E-mail Sen. Darwin Booher (R)
Homepage for Sen. Darwin Booher (R)
View campaign contributions to Sen. Darwin Booher (R)


U.S. Congressional District 2 (Michigan)

 Bill Huizenga, Republican

Voting Record from Project Vote Smart

Address: 1217 Longworth HOB., Washington,  DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4401
Fax: (202) 226-0779

Cadillac Office 210 North Mitchell St. Cadillac, MI 49601 T (231) 775-0050 F (231) 775-0298

U.S. Senate

Senator Carl Levin, Democrat

Voting Record from Project Vote Smart

Carl  Levin
269 Russell Office Building, U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510-2202
Phone (202) 224-6221
Fax (202) 224-1388
TTY (202) 224-2816
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Constituent Services:
Email & Contact Center:

Senator  Levin’s Traverse City office, located in  downtown Traverse City, serves an 18-county region of the state forming the tip of Northern Lower Michigan. The office assists residents of this area with federal issues and works closely with local communities to promote economic development.

107 Cass Street, Suite E
Traverse City, MI  49684-2602
(231) 947-9569
Fax (231) 947-9518
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Senator Deborah Stabenow

Voting Record from Project Vote Smart

Email Me

DC Office Info

Northern Michigan Office
3335 S. Airport Road West, Suite 6B
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 929-1031
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Upper Peninsula Office
1901 W. Ridge
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 228-8756
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