Patricia L. Birkholz

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Patricia L. Birkholz
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 24th district
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2010
Preceded byJoe Schwarz
Succeeded byRick Jones
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 88th district
In office
January 1, 1997 – December 31, 2002
Preceded byPaul Hillegonds
Succeeded byFulton Sheen
Personal details
Born(1944-01-28)January 28, 1944
Allegan, Michigan
DiedMay 3, 2018(2018-05-03) (aged 74)
Political partyRepublican
Alma materWestern Michigan University

Patricia L. Birkholz (January 28, 1944 - May 3, 2018) was a director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes. Previously, she served as a member of the Michigan State Senate from 2002 to 2010. In the Senate, she represented the 24th District comprising Allegan, Barry and Eaton Counties. Prior to her terms in the Senate, she represented the 88th District in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1996 to 2002. She was the Allegan County Treasurer from 1992 to 1996. Birkholz began her career in politics as a trustee for Saugatuck Township.[1]

Birkholz has a degree from Western Michigan University.

Birholz died of cancer on May 3, 2018, aged 74.[2]


  1. ^ 2009-2010 Michigan Manual: State Senator Patricia L. Birkholz
  2. ^ Tunison, John (May 3, 2018). "Former state Sen. Patty Birkholz, longtime environmental advocate, has died". MLive.