Mark Ouimet (politician)

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Mark Ouimet is a Republican politician and served in the Michigan House of Representatives from the 52nd district covering Washtenaw County, Michigan for one term.[1]

Personal life and education[edit]

Ouimet was born and raised in Washtenaw County, Michigan. He received a degree from the unaccredited Northwood Institute (since renamed Northwood University and became accredited), and received a bachelor's and master's degree from the unaccredited LaSalle University in Louisiana, a diploma mill closed by the FBI in July 1996.[2][3] He later served as Chancellor and COO of Northwood University from 1991-2002.

He is married to Donna, and together they have two children named Mark and Courtney.[4]

Political career[edit]

Ouimet served as a member of the Ann Arbor city council from 1988-1992, and served on the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners.

In 2010, he won election in the 52nd district against Christine Green; Ouimet had 21,462 votes (51.6 percent) to Green's 20,027 (48.1 percent).[5] During his term, Ouimet was a member of the Accommodations Ordinance Commission, Emergency Medical Services Commission, Money Purchase Pension Plan, Retirement Commission, Workforce Development Board, and the Washtenaw Economic Development Council.[4]

In 2011, he endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 United States presidential election.[6]

In 2012, he faced Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell, a Democrat,[7] for reelection and lost. Driskell received 26,646 votes (52.9%), while Ouimet received 23,609 votes (46.8%).[8]


  1. ^ "Mark Ouimet: District 52, Scio Township". 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  2. ^ Stanton, Ryan (October 28, 2010). "Questions surround Republican state House candidate Mark Ouimet's academic credentials". Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Ouimet Ethical Problems Bigger, More Numerous Than Per Diems" (PDF). Washtenaw County Democratic Party. 2010. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  4. ^ a b "Commissioner Mark Ouimet's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Stanton, Ryan (Nov 3, 2010). "Republican Mark Ouimet wins in race for Michigan's 52nd District House seat". Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  6. ^ "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature". Mitt Romney Campaign. September 19, 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  7. ^ Stanton, Ryan (May 11, 2012). "Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell files to make campaign for Michigan House official". Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  8. ^ "Canvas Report D52 State Representative". Nov 8, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 

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