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Bellino, Joseph (R)State Representative District 17
Rep. Joseph Bellino was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2016 after defeating Democrat incumbent Rep. Bill LaVOY.
Rep. Bellino has owned and operated Broadway Market for the past 18 years. Prior to that, he worked in the family beer and wine distributorship, Bellino Quality Beverage, until 1987, when he was given an opportunity to work for The Society of St. Vincent DePaul in Detroit.
In 1993, Bellino joined the service team at Joe Lake Tire and Auto in Monroe. Working closely with the owner, Tim Lake, allowed Bellino the experience of running a small business. He later purchased Broadway Market from his cousins.
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Rep. Bellino is a graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School and Monroe County Community College.
Joe and his wife Peggy have three daughters and two grandchildren. He is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and its choir.
He was a member of the Board of Trustees at Monroe County Community College for 15 years, and served as board chair. In addition, he is a member of the Monroe Exchange Club, Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, NRA, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, for which he previously served as chair.
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