Kevin Cotter

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The Honorable
Kevin Cotter
72nd Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 14, 2015
Governor Rick Snyder
Preceded by Jase Bolger
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 99th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded by Bill Caul
Personal details
Born (1977-09-26) September 26, 1977 (age 37)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jennifer Cotter[1]
Residence Mount Pleasant, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater Central Michigan University, Cooley Law School
Occupation Lawyer, businessman

Kevin Cotter is an American politician, who currently represents the 99th District in the Michigan House of Representatives.[2] He is a member of the Michigan Republican Party.[2] He worked as an attorney in Mt. Pleasant before winning election to the state House in 2010. He won a third term on Tuesday, holding of a strong challenge in the 99th district to win 52 percent of the vote. After serving as chair of the House Judiciary Committee and vice chair of the Elections and Ethics Committee, in November 2014, he was selected by the Republican caucus to serve as Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives for the 2015-16 legislative session.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Cotter is a graduate of Shepherd High School and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration, as well as a Master's of Science in Administration, both from Central Michigan University. He also earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Cooley Law School.[3]