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Meekhof, Arlan B. (R)

State Senator District 30
Office: S-106 Capitol Building
Term: Final
Phone: (517) 373-6920
Home Address: 12596 Retreat Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Seat Number: 38
Standing Committees: Government Operations(C), Legislative Council(C)
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

CB - Capitol Building,  FB - Farnum Building,  HOB - House Office Building 


Senator Meekhof served two terms in the Michigan House the last as Assistant Minority Leader and Minority Vice Chair of the Great Lakes & Environment Committee. Meekhof has also served as an Olive Township Supervisor.


Prior to becoming a senator, Meekhof served four years in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 89th District from 2007-2010.


Davenport College


Sen. Meekhof was born Nov. 28, 1959 in Grand Haven and was adopted April 8, 1960 by Sidney and Ethel Meekhof. He is the eldest of four adopted children. Arlan has lived in Olive Township with his wife Barb for more than 25 years. They also have three adult children-Adrian, Rich, and Meredith. The Meekhofs are very blessed with two granddaughters.


Craig Ryan

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