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Schauer, Mark (D)State Senator District 19
Elected to the Senate in 2002, Schauer served as Democratic Floor Leader from 2003 to 2006. At the onset of the 94th Legislature, he was elected by his Democratic colleagues to be Senate Minority Leader. After being elected to the House in 1996, Schauer served as Assistant Democratic Leader for that body from 1999 to 2000. Schauer was also a City Commissioner for Battle Creek from 1995 to 1997.
Schauer was Coordinator for the Calhoun County Human Services Coordinating Council from 1992 to 1996, Executive Director for the Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan from 1987 to 1992, and Urban Planner for Calhoun County from 1984 to 1987.
Schauer received his B.A. from Albion College in 1984, his M.P.A. from Western Michigan University in 1987, and his M.A. from Michigan State University in 1996. He is currently as Ph.D candidate at University of Michigan.
Schauer was born October 2, 1961. He is married with three stepchildren. He is Protestant.
Schauer is a member of the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, the Urban Affairs Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, the Food Bank of South Central Michigan, the board of the ACCORD Council of Churches, the board of the SNAP Preschool Program, the NAACP, the United Way of Greater Battle Creek, and the Neighborhoods, Inc. of Battle Creek Board of Directors. Schauer was a founder member of Habitat for Humanity.
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