|72nd Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives|
January 14, 2015
|Preceded by||Jase Bolger|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 99th district
January 1, 2011
|Preceded by||Bill Caul|
|Born||September 26, 1977|
|Residence||Mount Pleasant, Michigan, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Central Michigan University, Cooley Law School|
Kevin Cotter is an American politician, who currently represents the 99th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. He is a member of the Michigan Republican Party. 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.
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.
- "State representative's wife continues toward career goals while working at CMU", Central Michigan Life, March 14, 2011.
- "Cotter wins state representative race; looks forward to 'getting work done' in Lansing", Central Michigan Life, November 3, 2010.
- "Meet Michigan's next House Speaker: Kevin Cotter wants to 'continue momentum' with GOP majority", mlive.com; accessed January 2, 2015.
- Rick Mills (November 6, 2014). "Cotter is House speaker; Leonard speaker pro-tem". The Morning Sun.
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