Aric Nesbitt

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Aric Nesbitt
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Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 66th district
80th District (2011-2016)
In office
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2016
Preceded by Tonya Schuitmaker
Succeeded by Beth Griffin
Personal details
Born (1980-01-25) January 25, 1980 (age 38)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Trisha Nesbitt
Residence Lawton, MI

Aric Nesbitt (born January 25, 1980) represented the 66th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. He was elected in November 2010 and served as the House Majority Floor Leader and Chair of the House Committee on Energy. Nesbitt served three terms in the State House and was term limited in 2016. The 66th House District includes Van Buren County, city of Parchment, Cooper Township, and Alamo Township in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. He is a member of the Republican Party and resides south of Lawton, Michigan with his wife, Trisha.[1]

Aric is the 2018 Republican nominee for the 26th State Senate District, which includes all of Allegan & Van Buren Counties, along with Gaines Township & the City of Kentwood.

Education[edit]

Nesbitt graduated from Lawton High School in 1998, the same school as his father and grandfather. During his senior year of high school he was dual enrolled at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Hillsdale College December 2001 and later earned his Masters in International Business from Norwegian School of Economics, NHH.[2]

Roles within MI House of Representatives[edit]

  • 2015–2016
    • House Majority Floor Leader
    • Chairman, Energy Committee
    • Member, Elections Committee
    • Chairman, Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee


  • 2013–2014
    • Chairman, Energy and Technology Committee
    • Member, Commerce Committee
    • Member, Tax Policy Committee
    • Member, Insurance Committee
    • Chairman, Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee


  • 2011–2012
    • Vice Chair, Government Operations Committee
    • Member, Energy and Technology Committee
      • Chairman, Subcommittee on Natural Gas
    • Member, Tax Policy Committee
    • Member, Education Policy Committee

Electoral history[edit]

Michigan's 26th Senate District Republican Primary Election, August 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Aric Nesbitt 16,529 52%
Republican Bob Genetski 9,377 28%
Republican Don Wickstra 6,443 20%
Michigan's 66th District General Election, Nov. 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Aric Nesbitt 15,753 57.5%
Democratic Annie Brown 11.646 42.5%
Michigan's 66th District General Election, Nov. 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Aric Nesbitt 22,990 58.5%
Democratic Richard Rackovich 16,277 41.5%
Michigan's 80th District General Election, Nov. 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Aric Nesbitt 15,492 62%
Democratic Tom Erdmann 7,859 32%
Libertarian Bill Bradley 722 3%
No Party Affiliation Cheryl Evick 778 3%
Michigan's 80th District Primary Election, Aug. 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Aric Nesbitt 5,458 50%
Republican Shelly Hartmann 1,818 17%
Republican Frank Thompson 1,697 16%
Republican Robert Linderman 801 8%
Republican Douglas J. Harrington 769 7%
Republican William Queen 204 2%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Representative Aric Nesbitt :: House District 80 Archived January 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Gophouse.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-19.
  2. ^ Aric Nesbitt for State Representative – About Aric Archived April 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Votenesbitt.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-19.