Howard Walker (politician)

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Howard Walker
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 37th district
In office
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2014
Preceded by Jason Allen
Succeeded by Wayne Schmidt
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 104th district
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008
Preceded by Jason Allen
Succeeded by Wayne Schmidt
Personal details
Born (1954-12-10) December 10, 1954 (age 61)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Dianne
Residence Traverse City, Michigan
Alma mater Michigan Technological University
Religion Congregational

Howard Walker is a Republican politician from Michigan who served a term in the Michigan Senate after serving three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]

Prior to his election to the Legislature, Walker had a career in the oil and gas industry and later started and owned a land surveying business.[2]

In August 2013, Walker announced his intention not to seek a second term in the Senate. The next month, after voting in favor of expanding Medicaid in Michigan under the Affordable Care Act, Walker was caught on tape at a Republican luncheon telling a local conservative radio host "screw you" after the host, Brian Sommerfield, called Walker a "weak Republican."[3]