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Chirkun, John (D)

State Representative District 22
Office: S786 HOB
Term: Second
Phone: (517) 373-0854
Home Address: 31229 Merrily, Roseville, MI 48066
Seat Number: 101
Standing Committees: Transportation and Infrastructure(VC), Oversight, Regulatory Reform
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


Rep. John Chirkun was first elected to the Michigan House in 2014. He defeated one opponent in the Democratic primary before defeating Republican John Bonnell with 64 percent of the vote in the general eleciton.

Prior to his election, Chirkun served six years as Mayor of Roseville and on the Roseville City Council for 13 years.   


Chirkun worked for 29 years in the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, rising to the rank of executive sergeant and as the Sheriff’s Union vice-president of the Service Employee’s International Union. He retired from the department in 2004 as commanding officer of the Sheriff’s Internet Crimes Unit and Special Operations.

To read MIRS biography of Rep. Chirkun, click here.


Chirkun has been married to his wife, Sharon, for more than 29 years. They have two children, one foster child and two grandchildren.


Chirkun is a member of the Roseville Optimist Club, Roseville Good Fellows, Friends of the Roseville Public Library, Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society, Nautical Mile Handicapped Fishing Derby, Wayne County Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association, the Richmond Sportsmen’s Club and Ducks Unlimited.


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