Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate Aric Nesbitt
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Aric Nesbitt

Senate Minority Leader, State of Michigan

Sen. Aric Nesbitt is Michigan’s Senate Minority Leader, representing the 20th District, which includes portions of Berrien, Van Buren, Allegan, and Kent counties, since 2018.

Nesbitt served as the House Majority Floor Leader and Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Technology. He also served as a member of former Gov. Rick Snyder’s cabinet, managing an agency that generated nearly $1 billion annually for public education. Before that, he represented Van Buren County and part of Allegan County in the Michigan House of Representatives for three terms.

Nesbitt is a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, and South Haven Steelheaders and supports efforts to prevent Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes.

Nesbitt earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hillsdale College and later a master’s in international business. He has also received the “Distinguished Alumnus” award from Hillsdale College.