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  • Personalize your relationship: If you’ve voted for them, supported their campaign, or have personal or business connections, say so.

Ask for action. It’s their job to represent you.

The State of Michigan

Michigan Government Website

Current Administration

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D)
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
Jocelyn Benson

Contact Form
Note: Official form is only available contact and is at

Michigan Attorney General
Dana Nessel

G. Mennen Williams Building, 7th Floor
525 W. Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
Main Number: 517-335-7622
Fax: 517-373-3042

Michigan Senate

State senators serve four-year terms concurrent with the governor’s term of office. Terms begin on January 1. Michigan senators can serve two four-year terms. All 40 seats are up for election on a 2022, 2026, 2030 schedule.

Our State Senator– District 35
Curt VanderWall (R)

P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Phone (517) 373-1725
Phone: (517) 373-0825

Michigan House of Representatives

Representatives are elected in even-numbered years for two-year terms and take office on the first day of January following their election. A representative is limited to serving three terms.

Our State Representative, District 101
Jack O’Malley (R)

Anderson House Office Bldg.
124 N. Capitol (on the corner of Ottawa and Capitol Avenue, across the street from the State Capitol in Lansing.)
P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI 48909

U.S. Government

Our U.S. Representative
U.S. Congressional District 2

Jack Bergman (R)
Address: 414 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4735
Fax: (202) 226-0779

Our U.S. Senators
Senator Gary Peters (D)

2 Russell Courtyard
Washington, DC 20510
Phone (202) 224-6221
Fax (202) 224-1388
TTY (202) 224-2816
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Senator Deborah Stabenow (D)
Contact Form
133 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4822
Northern Michigan Office
3335 S. Airport Road West, Suite 6B
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 929-1031
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Our County Commissioners

Benzie County District MapDistrict 1
Almira Township East of Reynolds Road
Bob Roelofs-RPO Box 81
Lake Ann, MI 49650
Email Bob

District II
Almira Township West of Reynolds Road
Lake Township
Platte Township
Art Jeannot-RPO Box 317
Honor, MI 49640
Email Art

District 3
City of Frankfort
Crystal Lake Township
Andy Miller
appt. 1/29/2021
448 Court Place
Beulah, MI  49617
Email Andy



District 4
Benzonia Township
Rhonda Nye-R6515 South Street
Benzonia, MI 49616
Email Rhonda

District 5
Homestead Township
Tim Markey-RPO Box 91
Honor, MI 49640
Email Tim

District 6
Colfax Township
Inland Township
Evan Warsecke-R448 Court Place
Beulah, MI 49617
Email Evan

District 7
Blaine Township
Gilmore Township
Joyfield Township
Weldon Township
Gary Sauer-R4558 Mick Road
Frankfort, MI 49635
(231) 651-0647
Email Gary

Join the Benzie Democrats

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Monthly Meetings

Due to the ongoing threat of Covid, we will continue with Zoom meetings for the foreseeable future: (See “Get Involved” tab for details.)

Regular Meetings, 3rd Saturdays:
February 19
March 19
April 16
May 21
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17

Business meetings, 1st Tuesdays:
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6