Bruce Patterson (politician)
|Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 7th district
|Succeeded by||Patrick Colbeck|
Patterson defeated Democrat Mark Slavens in 2002 and 2006. He previously served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, from 1999 to 2002. He was the first freshman representative to serve as the Associate Speaker Pro Tempore. In his second term, he was elected the Majority Floor Leader.
Before being elected to the state legislature, Patterson served two terms as a Wayne County Commissioner, from 1995 to 1998. He was also an administrator at Eastern Michigan University and had twenty years experience in private law practice. He received a B.A. from Wayne State University in 1969 and a J.D. in 1972 from the Law School at Wayne State University.
In late 2009 he announced his bid for Attorney General for the state of Michigan. He did not pursue this bid through to the nomination process at the state Republican convention in Lansing.
- About Senator Bruce Patterson from the Michigan Senate, accessed 2007-08-19
- State Senator Bruce Patterson, p. 146, Michigan Manual 2005-2006, accessed 2007-08-19
Bruce Patterson is no longer a member of the Michigan State Senate.
- Michigan Senate Republicans - Bruce Patterson official party site
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Bruce Patterson (MI)[permanent dead link] profile
- Follow the Money - Bruce Patterson
- Michigan Bureau of Elections - Bruce Patterson campaign finance reports and data
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