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Paquette, Brad (R)

State Representative District 78
Office: N1097 HOB
Term: Second
Phone: (517) 373-1796
Home Address: Niles, MI
Seat Number: 20
Standing Committees: Education(VC), Local Government & Municipal Finance, Energy
Subcommittees: School Aid & Dept. of Education(C)
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


In December 2020, Rep. Paquette was one of 15 Michigan lawmakers who signed onto a lawsuit brought by the state of Texas challenging Michigan's election results in hopes of overturning President-elect Joe BIDEN's victory.  

Rep. Paquette was first elected to the House on Nov. 6, 2018 when he secured 61.3 percent of the vote to defeat Democrat Dean HILL

Paquette came out on top of six candidate GOP primary field in the 78th House district when he secured 49 percent of the vote.

He served on the city of Niles Planning Commission.


Paquette worked as an educator, teaching at Niles New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy where he has led Project-Based Learning for the New Tech Network.

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


He received a bacehlor's degree from Northern Michigan University in political science and pre-law in 2009. He received his master's from Andrews University in 2012.


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