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Yonker, Ken (R)

State Representative District 72
Office: N 1091 HOB
Term: 3rd
Phone: (517) 373-0840
Email: KenYonker@house.mi.gov
Home Address: 2202 100th St. SE Caledonia, MI 49316 Dst. Ph.: (888) DIST072
Website: http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=072
Seat Number: 43
Standing Committees: Education, Health Policy, Regulatory Reform, Tax Policy, Transportation & Infrastructure
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

CB - Capitol Building,  FB - Farnum Building,  HOB - House Office Building 


POLITICAL CAREER

Rep. Ken Yonker was first elected to the Michigan House in November 2010. Previously, he won two school board elections in 2000 and 2004, but he lost a race for the U.S. House to Rep. Justin Amash in 2008. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Yonker is the founder and owner of Yonker's Landscaping Inc. and has served on the local industry board as trustee and president, as well as on the state Board of Directors and the legislative committee. Previously, he worked in management for one of West Michigan's largest and most respected construction companies.

EDUCATION

After graduating from South Christian High School he went to work in the mission field with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Yonker also graduated from Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Institute of Agricultural Technology.

PERSONAL

Yonker is married to Amy, and they have four children: Eric, Jason, Matt and Caitlyn.

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Jeffrey Snyder

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