Mark Meadows (Michigan politician)

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Mark Stephen Meadows
Mayor of East Lansing
Assumed office
November 17, 2015
Preceded by Nathan Triplett
In office
Preceded by Douglas Jester
Succeeded by Sam Singh
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 69th district
In office
November 16, 2006 – December 31, 2012
Preceded by Gretchen Whitmer
Succeeded by Sam Singh
Personal details
Born (1947-04-29) April 29, 1947 (age 71)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Pam
Children 4
Residence East Lansing, Michigan
Occupation Attorney/Politician

Mark S. Meadows (born 1947) is the Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan, a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives, and an attorney.


He was appointed as an Assistant Attorney General for the Michigan Department of Attorney General in 1975 and was assigned to represent, at various times, the Departments of Social Services, Mental Health, Natural Resources, and State Police; served in Attorney General Frank Kelley's Environmental Protection Division; represented the Public Service Commission; and, was general counsel to the Commission On Law Enforcement Standards. He retired from the Department of Attorney General in 2002 and joined the law firm of Willingham and Cote in East Lansing.

Public service[edit]

He began his service for the City of East Lansing in 1989, when he was named to the East Lansing Commission on the Environment, on which he served until 1994. He served on the East Lansing Planning Commission from 1994 through 1995. In late 1995, he was elected to the East Lansing City Council, and was elected Mayor of the City of East Lansing late 1997. He continued in that capacity until stepping down in fall 2006 to run for the vacant seat in the 69th District of the Michigan House of Representatives. He was elected to that seat in November 2006 to complete the existing term ending December 31, 2006, and also to serve for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2007 and ending December 31, 2008. In November 2008, he was re-elected to serve another two-year term from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010.

In addition to his public service for the State of Michigan and City of East Lansing, he has served the public in numerous other capacities throughout the years, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Festival and National Folk Festival, and as Chairperson for the Lansing/East Lansing Smartzone Local Development Finance Authority, as well as serving on numerous other local, county, and regional boards and commissions.

House Positions[edit]

He was named Assistant Leader for the 2009-2010 term and served on the following House committees:

  • Judiciary (Committee Chair)
  • Great Lakes and Environment
  • Urban Policy

69th District Citizenship Award[edit]

He announced the Mark Meadows 69th District Citizenship Award on March 15, 2007. It recognizes students who exhibit strong leadership within their schools and in their communities.

Past winners include:

Haslett High School: Nathan Moore; Brent Hewitt; Nisha Hollingsworth; Jonathon Sheets; Meghan Gifford; Lauren Ezzo; Kimberly Schmid; Cody Little

East Lansing High School: Alexis Omer; Lillian Ramos; Christian Vanderbush; Julia Christensen; Malika Glover; Emmet Dettweiler; George Spears

Okemos High School: Carrie Burgess; Darby Dudley; Kevin Vermeesch; Kelsey Behan; Kelly Conlon; Sarina Seger; Christopher Luoma; Lauren Dudley

Williamston High School: Matthew Sowle; Taylor Stevens; Scott Bowlin; Chad Rhiness; Rebecca Imthurn; Taylor VanStreain; Shelbi Lyn Chase

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