Michael D. Prusi
|Member of the Michigan Senate|
from the 38th district
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||Don Koivisto|
|Succeeded by||Tom Casperson|
|Minority Leader of the Senate|
January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||Mark Schauer|
|Succeeded by||Gretchen Whitmer|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives|
from the 109th district
May 1995 – December 31, 2000
|Preceded by||Dominic Jacobetti|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Adamini|
|Born||October 12, 1949|
|Alma mater||Northern Michigan University|
|Profession||Iron ore miner|
Michael Prusi (born October 12, 1949) was a Democratic member of the Michigan Senate, who represented the 38th District from 2003 to 2010. His district included Gogebic, Iron, Ontonagon, Delta, Dickinson, Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga, Marquette, Alger, Luce, Schoolcraft, and Menominee counties in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Previously he was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1995 through 2000. During his final term, he served as the Senate Minority Leader, following the election of the previous leader, Mark Schauer, to the U.S. House.
He attended Northern Michigan University and Lansing Community College. Before entering politics, he worked as an Iron Ore miner with the Clevland Cliffs Mining Company . He was elected to three terms as President of Local Union 4950 of the United Steelworkers of America. He was a member of the International Union’s Wage Policy Committee and Upper Peninsula Delegate for the union’s Committee on Political Education. Mike also served on the Executive Board of the Marquette County Labor Council.
Michigan State Senate
Prusi was a State Senator from Michigan's 38th District, which includes Alger, Baraga, Baraga, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft Counties. Prusi was term limited in the 2010 election and was succeeded by Tom Casperson.
Prusi has been a member of the Senate since 2003. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Labor & Economic Growth and Joint Capital Outlay subcommittees. He also serves on the Higher Education and Corrections and Judiciary subcommittees.
On November 7, 2006, he was elected to his second term, and on November 12, 2008, he was elected by the Senate Democratic Caucus to serve as Minority Leader.
He resides in Ishpeming, Michigan. He is married to Sandi Prusi and has two children, Heather and Holly.
- Michigan Legislative Service Bureau (2006). Michigan Manual 2005-2006. Lansing, MI: Legislative Council, State of Michigan. p. 129. ISBN 1-878210-06-8. Retrieved 2007-06-29.
- Michigan Senate Democrats (2007). "Michigan Senate Democrats: About Mike Prusi". Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-06-29.
- Michigan Senate - Mike Prusi official government website
- Floor Statements video clips
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Michael A. 'Mike' Prusi (MI)[permanent dead link] profile
- Follow the Money - Michael Prusi
- Mike Prusi official campaign website
- Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus
- Michigan Liberal - SD38
Don Koivisto (D)
| State Senator for the 38th Senate District of Michigan
Mike Prusi (D)
Tom Casperson (R)