|Address||29924 60th Ave |
Lawton, Michigan , United States
|| March 10, 1968
Jun 06, 2016 05:34pm
|Info|| TONYA SCHUITMAKER |
Committees: Judiciary (Vice Chair); Commerce; Energy & Technology; Local Government & Urban Policy
State Representative Tonya Schuitmaker was elected to the Michigan House in November 2004 to represent the 80th district, which includes all of Van Buren County, Otsego and the townships of Otsego and Watson in Allegan County.
Schuitmaker is a 1986 graduate of Mattawan Consolidated Schools. She holds a B.A. in business from Michigan State University and graduated Cum Laude from the Detroit College of Law in 1993.
Before being elected to the Michigan House, Schuitmaker was a partner in the law firm of Schuitmaker, Cooper and Schuitmaker. She began practicing law in 1993 and concentrated in the family, estate, business and governmental law.
PAST POLITICAL AFFLIATIONS
Schuitmaker has served as president of the Van Buren County Republican Women and as Vice Chair for the 6th Congressional Republican District and the Van Buren County Republicans. Schuitmaker has also served on several occasions as a precinct delegate to the Republican state party convention.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS
Schuitmaker has been actively involved in her community. She has served on the State of Michigan Board of Medicine and Intercare Community Health Network and on the Van Buren Community Mental Health Board.
In addition to her involvement in health-care causes, Schuitmaker serves as a member of the Van Buren County Community Corrections Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Paw Paw Rotary, the Paw Paw Optimist Club, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Farm Bureau in addition to other local, state and national groups.
Schuitmaker was born March 10, 1968. She and her husband Steve live in Lawton with their two children, Jordan and Savina.