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Stamas, Jim (R)

State Senator District 36
Office: S-324 Capitol Building
Term: Final
Phone: (517) 373-7946
Home Address: PO Box 592, Midland, MI 48640
Seat Number: 24
Standing Committees: Appropriations(C), Fiscal Agency Governing Board
Subcommittees: General Government(C)
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


Sen. Stamas was first elected to the Michigan Senate in 2014 to replace then Sen. John Moolenaar who was elected that same year to the U.S. House of Representatives.  

Stamas is the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee for the 2019-2020 legislative session.

Stamas served three terms in the Michigan House before being elected to the Senate.  He is also a former two-term member of the Midland County Commission and was a member of the Midland Township Board of Trustees.


Stamas is a former Pizza Sam manager and member of the U.S. Army and Michigan National Guard.

To read MIRS biography of Sen. Stamas, click here.


B.A. Northwood University


Born 2/17/67


Brian Shoaf
Cell Phone: 517.648.0443

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