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Lower, James (R)

State Representative District 70
Office: S1089 HOB
Term: Second
Phone: (517) 373-0834
Email: JamesLower@house.mi.gov
Home Address: Greenville, MI
Website: http://gophouse.org/representatives/central/lower/
Seat Number: 51
Standing Committees: Local Government & Municipal Finance(C), Tax Policy(VC), Energy, Health Policy
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


POLITICAL CAREER

Rep. James Lower was elected to his first term as state representative in November 2016.

WORK EXPERIENCE

He has worked as Executive Director for a small national consulting firm and a legislative assistant in both the Michigan House and Michigan Senate.

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

EDUCATION

Rep. Lower received a degree in Economics from Michigan State University and a master's degree in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University.

PERSONAL

Rep. Lower and his wife, Kristen, live in Greenville.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

He was a member of the Ionia County Commission, where he served as vice-chairman.  He also is a member of the Montcalm Economic Alliance - and the Knights of Columbus. He has also been involved in several grassroots organizations and campaigns, as well.

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Danielle Sirianni
dsirianni@house.mi.gov

Additional Information


Lower Dropping Out Of MI-3; Will Not Seek Re-Election To House (11-19-2019)

Oakland Board Gets Kudos For Pushing Statewide Septic Code (11-08-2019)

Slotkin Reports $1.7M In Cash On Hand (10-16-2019)

If A Tree Falls In The Neighborhood Does It Result In A Lawsuit? (10-16-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (10-10-2019)

Inmates Couldn't See Prisons' Emergency Exit Maps Under Bill (10-07-2019)

Counties Take It On The Chin With Line Item Vetoes (10-01-2019)

Judge: 15% Cap, Check-Box Requirements In PA 608 Unconstitutional (09-27-2019)

Lower Wants To End 'Sanctuary Schools' (09-18-2019)

Does MPSERS Repayment Schedule Need Fixing? (09-13-2019)

Wayfair Windfall Would Flow Back To Schools, Not Environmental Cleanup (09-11-2019)

Meijer Accused Of Discriminating Against Down Syndrome Drag Performers (09-05-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (08-16-2019)

Afendoulis Calls 'Send Her Back' Chants 'Wildly Inappropriate' (07-19-2019)

Slotkin, Stevens Only MI Congress Members With $1M In Bank (07-16-2019)

Former Nominee Gives Possible Amash Presidency Push Two Thumbs Up (07-10-2019)

Langlois Playing Trump Card In Launching MI-3 Bid (07-09-2019)

Meijer Enters MI-3 Republican Primary (07-03-2019)

Afendoulis Joins Race To Unseat Amash In MI-3 (06-27-2019)

Lower Heading To D.C. As Candidate Prospect List In MI-3 Grows (06-17-2019)

House, Senate File Suits Over Nessel's PA 608 Opinion (06-05-2019)

League Of Women Voters Challenges PA 608 In Court Of Claims (05-28-2019)

Lower Boasts $51K Raised In First 48 Hours; Amash Doubles Down On Trump Comments (05-23-2019)

Heartbeat Coalition Will Adhere To Nessel Opinion On Petition Law (05-23-2019)

Nessel Finds 15% Signature Requirement Unconstitutional (05-22-2019)

Lower Challenges Amash In MI-3 After Trump Comments (05-20-2019)

Right To Life Prepared For Citizens Initiative On D&E Abortion (05-14-2019)

House Passes Insurance Reform With Mandated Rate Rollbacks (05-09-2019)

Realtors, Municipals Go Toe-to-Toe Over AirBNB Rental Zoning (05-01-2019)

Wentworth Majority Fundraising Email Lists 30 Caucus Co-Hosts (04-15-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (03-14-2019)

Taking Another Shot At Lower Drug Prices (03-01-2019)

'Pension' Tax Repeal Pushed Through Committee (02-28-2019)

Dems Quote Mason's Rules For Lower (02-27-2019)

Letter From Chair Of House Local Government Chair Ruffles Feathers (02-25-2019)

Funeral Home Staff Could Be Made Investigators . . . And They Don't Like It (02-20-2019)

Gov's EGLE Takes Flight Again, Rule & Permit Boards In Tow (02-20-2019)

Key Player Voting No On New Road Bucks (02-15-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (02-14-2019)

Whitmer Calls On Residents To Post Pothole Photos On Social Media (02-13-2019)

Whitmer Reaches Out To Republicans In 1st SOS . . . But Often Not Far Enough (02-12-2019)

Prescription Drugs Make Up About A Quarter Of All Health Care Costs (02-07-2019)

Senate Slows Down E.O.-Killing Resolution (02-07-2019)

House Votes To Clip EGLE's Wings (02-06-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (01-24-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (01-23-2019)

Benson Wants Nessel's Opinion On Lame Duck Petition Drive Changes (01-22-2019)

Ways And Means Follows Congressional Model When Assignments Unveiled (01-16-2019)

Theis Most Conservative In House; Cochran Most Liberal (12-28-2018)

Renew Michigan, 'No Stricter,' 15% Bills Among Those Signed By Snyder (12-28-2018)

Colbeck Most Conservative Again, Warren Most Liberal Again (12-27-2018)

Baby Drop Box Bills Among The 11 Vetoed By Snyder; 47 Signed (12-27-2018)

Lawmakers Decorate Supplemental With $200M In Ornaments (12-21-2018)

15%-Per-Congressional District Petition Bill Going To Gov (12-21-2018)

Tree Bill Gets Wood Chopper Treatment; Teacher Prep Bills Don't Make Grade (12-20-2018)

House Agrees To Cap Citizens Petition Signatures By Congressional Districts (12-13-2018)

Committee Bits (12-12-2018)

Tree Ordinance Preemption Bills Hit A Buzzsaw In House Committee (12-11-2018)

Senate Balks At Including Retirees Into Local Health Care Pools (12-06-2018)

House Bits: Voting Board Lit Up For Firework Rule Changes (12-06-2018)

Panel OK Giving Detroit Power To Collect Its Delinquent Income Taxes (12-04-2018)

Does Municipals Or Utilities Get These New Customers? (12-03-2018)

Passage Of Statewide Septic Code Would Solve 27 Year Old Issue, Lower Says (12-03-2018)

Fantasy Sports Gets The Win; Delay Of Game For Sports Betting Bill (11-29-2018)

Committee Bits (11-28-2018)

Environmental Council Sounds Alarm On Bills Coming Up In Lame Duck (11-26-2018)