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Carra, Steve (R)

State Representative District 59
Office: NHOB 9-993
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-0832
Home Address:
Seat Number: 15
Standing Committees: Joint Administrative Rules(VC), Transportation, Financial Services, Agriculture
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


Rep. Steve Carra was first elected to the House in Nov. 2020.

In 2018, he won the Republican nomination for a seat on the Kalamazoo County Board of
Commissioners, his first political race, but was not successful in the general election.


Carra worked for three years as a staffer for Rep. Steve JOHNSON. Prior to that, he was a research assistant at Acton Institute, a Christian-based free market think tank focused on “good intentions with sound economics.”

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


Born and raised in Southwest Michigan, the Portage Northern High School alum graduated from Western Michigan University in 2011 with degrees in economics and political science.

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