Log In

Michael N. Switalski Edit Profile

politician , member of the Michigan House of Representatives , member of the Michigan Senate

Michael N. "Mickey" Switalski is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Background

Switalski, Michael N. was born on January 11, 1955 in Hamtramck, Michigan, United States.

Education

Switalski graduated from Roseville High School in 1973. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in Classical Languages, and in 1981 earned a master's degree in History.

Career

His district is located in central Macomb County and includes the cities of Sterling Heights and Roseville. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland in 1982 with an M. Litt. in Politics. Senator Switalski worked as a Sports Editor for the Utica Advisor and C&G Newspapers, and contributed to the Detroit Free Press and the Kansas City Star.

He served as the Chief of Labor Relations at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant from 1985 to 1993. Switalski was elected to the Roseville City Council in 1989 and was elected Macomb County Commissioner in 1992. In 1998, he was elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives, representing the 27th district.

In 2002, he was elected to the Michigan State Senate. He was re-elected in 2006. On March 22, 2009, Switalski announced that he will challenge U.S Representative from the 12th district Sander Levin for the Democratic ticket of this position.

In the August 3, 2010 primary Sander Levin defeated Switalski by approximately 3 to 1. Switalski married Roma Heaney in Glasgow, Scotland in 1985. He has a son, Liam, who was born in 1993.

They live in Roseville, Michigan.

Membership

He was a Democratic member of the Michigan Senate, representing the 10th District from 2003 to 2011. Previously he was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003.

Connections

Married Roma Heaney Switalski.

spouse:
Roma Heaney Switalski