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Arlan Meekhof

ArlanMeekhofState Senator, Michigan Senate

State Sen. Arlan Meekhof was elected to serve the 30th Senate District in November 2010 and assumed office in January 2011. He was chosen by his Republican colleagues to serve as majority floor leader for the 2011-2014 term, where he represents the Republican majority on the Senate floor, expediting legislative proceedings through parliamentary procedures such as motions, communications and points of order.

He also serves as a member of the Government Operations, Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes, and Regulatory Reform committees.

Prior to becoming senator, Meekhof served four years in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 89th District from 2007-2010. During that time, Arlan was selected to his first leadership post midway through his first term, and was elevated to the position of assistant leader in January 2009.

Arlan was first elected to the Olive Township Board of Trustees in 1996, where he served as a trustee and later as township supervisor. He was responsible for the daily operations of Olive Township-one of the fastest growing communities in Ottawa County.

Sen. Meekhof was born Nov. 28, 1959 in Grand Haven and was adopted April 8, 1960 by Sidney and Ethel Meekhof. He is the eldest of four adopted children.

Arlan has lived in Olive Township with his wife Barb for more than 25 years. They also have three adult children-Adrian, Rich, and Meredith. The Meekhofs are very blessed with two granddaughters.