Sen. Aric Nesbitt grew up as the middle child on a six-generation family farm in West Michigan. He earned an economics degree from Hillsdale College, later earning a master’s in international business. He received the “Distinguished Alumnus” award from Hillsdale for his work as a conservative reformer.
In 2010, Nesbitt was elected to represent Van Buren County and part of Allegan County in the Michigan House of Representatives. He served three terms in the state House, during which he served as House Majority Floor Leader and chair of the House Committee on Energy and Technology. He then served as director of the Michigan Lottery before his election to the state Senate.
In 2018, Nesbitt was first elected to the state Senate. He now represents the 20th District, which includes portions of Berrien, Van Buren, Allegan, and Kent counties. He has worked to lower auto insurance rates and opposed tax increases. He currently serves as Senate Republican Leader.
As a sportsman, Nesbitt is a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and South Haven Steelheaders. He promises to support efforts to prevent Asian Carp from entering our Great Lakes.
The senator currently lives in Porter Township, with his wife Trisha, daughter Catherine, and son William near the family farm.