Roger Kahn (politician)

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Roger Kahn
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 32nd district
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2014
Preceded by Michael Goschka
Succeeded by Kenneth Horn
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 94th district
In office
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2006
Preceded by Jim Howell
Succeeded by Kenneth Horn
Member of the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners
from the 13th District
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2004
Preceded by Jeanine Collison
Succeeded by Ann Doyle
Personal details
Born (1945-01-28) January 28, 1945 (age 72)
Monroe, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Nyla Kahn
Children 8
Alma mater Delta College
Michigan State University
Wayne State University

Roger Kahn is a Republican politician who represented District 32, which consists of Saginaw and Gratiot counties, in the Michigan Senate. He served as the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations.[1]


A medical doctor, Roger served as a cardiologist for many years, he also served as a member of the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners. Kahn was elected in 2004 to his only term as State Representative, in 2006 he was elected to his 1st term in the Michigan State Senate.

Michigan Quality Community Care Council[edit]

In October 2011, Michigan Capitol Reporter, part of the politically right-wing Mackinac Center for Public Policy, reported that Kahn was promoting the position of the Service Employees International Union and seeking to preserve a program in which union dues were being collected from home care providers, including family members, and diverted to SEIU through the Michigan Quality Community Care Council, which the Michigan Legislature had previously defunded.[2]

In response, Kahn stated that "The Michigan Quality Community Care Council saves taxpayers millions of dollars each year and helps seniors and people with disabilities remain healthy, independent and in their own homes. It provides in-depth training to home healthcare providers and performs thorough background checks to promote safety, accountability and transparency. That's why I've supported this important program for years and continue to do so." [3]


  1. ^ Michigan State Senate: Appropriations
  2. ^ Hoekstra, Kathy. "GOP Senator Tries to Save SEIU Healthcare 'Employer'". Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan Capitol Reporter. 
  3. ^ Spencer, Jack. "Reactions to Forced Unionization: Tea Party Groups Call Practice 'Immoral'". Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan Capitol Reporter.