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|Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 16th district
|Preceded by||Mat Dunaskiss|
|Oakland County Sheriff|
January 11, 1999
|Preceded by||John F. Nichols|
|Born||Michael J. Bouchard
April 12, 1956
|Children||One daughter, two sons|
|Alma mater||Michigan State University|
|Profession||Law Enforcement, Politician|
Michael J. "Mike" Bouchard (born April 12, 1956) is a former Republican candidate for the United States Senate and Governor of Michigan, and is the sheriff of Oakland County. Before becoming sheriff, he served in the Michigan State Senate (1991–1999) and worked as a police officer and small business owner.
Bouchard was born in Flint, Michigan. As Oakland County sheriff, Bouchard leads one of the nation’s largest sheriff’s departments with 1,200 personnel. In 2008, he was elected president of the Major County Sheriffs’ Association, a group of sheriffs who serve counties or parishes with a population of 500,000 or more.
Bouchard is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Most recently, he was inducted into the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice Wall of Fame (2010) and also, he received the Michigan Earth Day Fest Earth Day Hero Award for his implementation of the Operation Medicine Cabinet (OMC) program at the Sheriff's Office. He also received the National Association of Counties (NACO) Award for Innovative Programs for OMC.
2010 Gubernatorial Race
Bouchard finished fourth out of five candidates in the primary, receiving 127,350 votes of the 1,044,925 votes cast.
- 2006 election for U.S. Senate - Republican Primary
- Mike Bouchard (R), 60%
- Keith Butler (R), 40%