|Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 30th district
January 1, 1971 – December 31, 1974
|Preceded by||Emil Lockwood|
|Succeeded by||Richard J. Allen|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 87th district
January 1, 1969 – December 31, 1970
|Preceded by||Blair G. Woodman|
|Succeeded by||R. Douglas Trezise|
|Born||William S. Ballenger III
March 28, 1941
(m. June 20, 1964); (div. April 15, 1986)
|Relations||Susan Steiner Bolhouse, partner, 2000 -|
|Alma mater||Harvard University
Bill Ballenger (born 28 March 1941) was the editor of Inside Michigan Politics a newsletter of Michigan Politics until January 2016. He previously served as a Republican member of both the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan State Senate. In March 2016, he founded The Ballenger Report political blog, followed by a weekly podcast.
Ballenger was born in Flint, Michigan. He has a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was the Robert P. & Marjorie Griffin Professor in American Government at Central Michigan University from 2003 until 2007. He also served for a time as Michigan racing commissioner and director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Ballenger was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare under [[Gerald R. Ford].
- Macomb Daily, Jan. 21, 2013.
- Michigan Liberal article on Ballenger
- Inside Michigan Politics bio of Ballenger