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Outman, Rick (R)

State Senator District 33
Office: 4400 Binsfeld Building
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-3760
Home Address: 6481 N. Miles Rd., Six Lakes, MI 48886
Seat Number: 19
Standing Committees: Environmental Quality(C), Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Appropriations
Subcommittees: Community Health / Human Services(C), K-12 and Michigan Department of Education(VC)
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


Sen. Outman was first elected to the Senate in 2018 when he defeated Democrat Mark BIGNELL by securing 58.75 percent of the general election vote. 

Outman served three terms (2010 - 2016) in the Michigan House representing the 70th House District.


Outman is the owner and operator of Outman Excavating, based in Six Lakes. He also is a substitute teacher in the area when needed. He is a U.S. Army combat veteran with service in Beirut, Lebanon. After his Army service, Outman joined the 1073rd National Guard unit in Greenville.

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


Outman is a graduate of Lakeview Community Schools. He earned a bachelor of science and a teaching degree from Grand Valley State University.


Rick and his wife Kris have three children and two grandchildren. The family attends New Life Methodist Church in Lakeview. He also is an active member of many organizations, including the National Rifle Association, Right to Life of Michigan, Six Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Montcalm County Farm Bureau Outman is a member of the Hough-Pontius #3701 VFW post in Lakeview. He is involved in area schools, assisting with the Lakeview Schools wrestling teams and as tournament director for Lakeview Freestyle Club. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Montcalm County Soil and Conservation District and is a member of the Austin Hunting Club in Atlanta, Mich.


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Cell Phone: (517) 420-8334

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