Philip Potvin

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Philip N. Potvin
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 102nd district
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded by Darwin L. Booher
Personal details
Born (1946-11-07) November 7, 1946 (age 70)
Alpena, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jan
Children Four children, eight grandchildren
Residence Cadillac, Michigan
Alma mater Albion College (B.A.)
Central Michigan University (M.B.A.)
Committees Chairman, Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Michigan National Guard
Rank Second lieutenant

Phil Potvin is a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, first elected in 2010 and re-elected to a second term in 2012. His district consists of Wexford, Mecosta, and western Osceola Counties.

Potvin was the chief executive officer of Western Concrete Products Company, and board chairman and executive committee member of the National Concrete Masonry Association. He also served as a second lieutenant in the Michigan National Guard. An Eagle Scout, he is very involved in the Boy Scouts of America, serving on the executive board member of the Scenic Trails Boy Scout Council and as assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 125 in Cadillac. Potvin is also a member of Ducks Unlimited, the National Rifle Association, the Michigan Farm Bureau, and Right to Life of Michigan.[1]

In 1996, Potvin was cited by Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the illegal dumping of several hundred gallons of toxic materials into an old elevator pit by Cadillac’s branch of Western Concrete Products Company. The clean-up effort ranged from 1998 until its termination in 2002 and cost the company $162,500 in fines. [2]


  1. ^ 2011-2012 Michigan Manual: Chapter III—The Legislative Branch: Phil Potvin

2. Potvin's Illegal Dump