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  Posthumus, Dick
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NameDick Posthumus
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Grand Rapids, Michigan , United States
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Born July 19, 1950 (69 years)
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InfoRichard "Dick" Posthumus is an American farmer, businessman, and politician. He is also a former State Senate Majority leader and Republican gubernatorial candidate from Michigan. Currently, he is the CEO of Compatico, Inc., an office furniture manufacturer in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dick Posthumus grew up on a dairy farm in Alto, Michigan outside of Grand Rapids. He graduated from Michigan State University, during which he served as chair of the College Republicans and as a vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party.

In 1971, he managed the successful State House campaign of fellow student and future Michigan governor John Engler. Posthumus was elected to the State Senate in 1982 and became Senate Majority leader in 1990, when Engler was elected Governor. His 1982 race was managed by Saul Anuzis. Posthumus is the longest serving Senate Majority leader in the history of the State of Michigan.


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RACES
  11/05/2002 MI Governor Lost 47.40% (-4.02%)
  08/06/2002 MI Governor - R Primary Won 81.39% (+62.78%)
  01/03/1999 Senate President Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 MI Lt. Governor Won 62.27% (+24.53%)
  01/03/1995 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1991 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
RNC Chairman - Jan 30, 2009 R Saul Anuzis
MI US President - R Primary - Jan 15, 2008 R Mitt Romney
MI US Senate - R Primary - Aug 08, 2006 R Keith A. Butler
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1988 R Jack Kemp