Sen. Aric Nesbitt grew up as the middle child on a six-generation family farm in West Michigan. He went on to earn 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, achieving results for hardworking taxpayers by balancing budgets and reducing debt, lowering the tax burden, eliminating thousands of regulations, and defending our West Michigan values.
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 Gov. Rick Snyder’s cabinet, managing an agency that generates nearly $1 billion annually for public education.
In 2018, Nesbitt was elected to the state Senate to represent the people of Allegan and Van Buren Counties, along with Gaines Township and the city of Kentwood in Kent County.
He passed into law Senate Bill 1, which will significantly lower auto insurance rates by providing drivers choices, stopping price gouging, and cracking down on fraud and lawsuit abuse. Additionally, Senator Nesbitt successfully led the charge to stop Governor Whitmer’s massive tax increases on drivers and small businesses.
Nesbitt currently serves as Senate President Pro Tempore and chairs the Senate Committees on Regulatory Reform and Advice & Consent, along with the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Appropriations subcommittee. He also serves a Vice-Chair of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic where the objective is to review the state’s response and offer recommendations.
As a sportsman, Nesbitt is a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and South Haven Steelheaders. He will continue to support efforts to prevent Asian Carp from entering our Great Lakes. Nesbitt is also the son of a Vietnam War veteran, and is a strong supporter of our nation’s veterans.
The senator currently lives in Lawton, with his wife Trisha and daughter Catherine, near the family farm.
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