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VerHeulen, Rob (R)

State Representative District 74
Office: 374 CB
Term: 3rd
Phone: (517) 373-8900
Home Address: 4267 Imperial Drive NW, Walker, MI 49534
Seat Number: 11
Standing Committees: Appropriations(VC)
Subcommittees: General Government(C), Judiciary(C), Environmental Quality, Higher Education
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


VerHeulen served as mayor for Walker from 2001-2012. He first ran for the House in 2010, losing his bid for the 86th District seat in the primary to Rep. Lisa Lyons. Two years later, VerHeulen won in the 74th District. 


Most recently, he worked as general counsel for the Meijer Foundation. He has practiced law in West Michigan since 1978. 


He attended Grand Rapids Community College. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the Wayne State School of Law. 


VerHeulen and his wife, Norma, have lived in Walker for three decades. They have four daughters and eight grandchildren


VerHeulen has represented Walker on the boards of the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council, the Urban Cooperation Board, the Interurban Transit Partnership Board and the West Michigan Sports Commission. Also, he has served on several nonprofit and philanthropic boards.


Zachary Sikkema

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