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VerHeulen, Rob (R)State Representative District 74
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.
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