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Barrett, Tom (R)

State Senator District 24
Office: 3200 Binsfeld Building
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-3447
Email: SenTBarrett@senate.michigan.gov
Home Address: PO Box 121, Charlotte, MI 48813
Website: https://www.senatortombarrett.com
Seat Number: 32
Standing Committees: Transportation and Infrastructure(C), Families, Seniors and Veterans(VC), Energy and Technology, Insurance and Banking, Judiciary and Public Safety, Appropriations
Subcommittees: Justice and Public Safety(C), Community Health/Human Services
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


POLITICAL CAREER

Sen. Barrett was elected to the 24th Senate district in 2018 when he defeated Lansing businesswoman Kelly Rossman MCKINNEY by securing 53.53 percent of the vote in the general election.

Sen. Barrett served two terms in the Michigan House (2014 through 2018). 

WORK EXPERIENCE

After graduating public high school, Barrett joined the U.S. Army and has continued his service for over 13 years. He is currently serving in the Michigan Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot trained on several different aircraft. He has served overseas in South Korea, Guantanamo Bay, Kuwait, and Iraq. Barrett is a veteran of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and has been awarded multiple Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medals and other decorations. He holds the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2.

After returning home from Iraq, Barrett was hired as an analyst by the Michigan Department of Treasury and worked at the operations center in Dimondale.

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

EDUCATION

Barrett graduated from Western Michigan University with honors, earning a bachelor’s degree.

PERSONAL

Barrett resides in Potterville with his wife, Ashley. They welcomed their son, Patrick, to the family in 2013 and their daughter, Eleanora, in 2014.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Barrett served as the Michigan Treasury’s Good Government liaison to the governor’s office. He also served as the Treasurer’s designee on the Michigan Land Bank board, focusing on areas of blight elimination and land re-utilization. He also was the co-chairman of the Employee Recognition subcommittee for liaisons from different state departments which sought ways to recognize and appreciate fellow state employees for their accomplishments.

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Ron Kendall
Cell Phone: 269-760-0322
rkendall@senate.michigan.gov

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