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Michael Sak

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Preceded by  Steve Pestka
Party  Michigan Democratic Party
Role  Politician

Name  Michael Sak
Political party  Democratic
Succeeded by  Roy Schmidt
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Born  October 20, 1959 (age 56) (1959-10-20)
Alma mater  Grand Valley State University (M.A.) Utah State University (B.S.)
Education  Grand Valley State University, Utah State University

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Michael G. Sak (born 1959) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He was a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives, representing the 76th district, located in urban Grand Rapids. He is a Democrat and was Speaker pro Tempore of the Michigan House.


In 2008 he was unable to run for re-election due to term limits and was replaced by Roy Schmidt.

Early life

Sak received his Diploma from Grand Rapids Union High School in 1977, his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Utah State University in 1982 and his Masters of Education degree from Grand Valley State University 13 years later.

He taught elementary school in Grand Rapids from 1992 to 1998. In 1998 he became an administrator in the Grand Rapids Public Schools as Coordinator of the Shared Time program. From 1999 to 2003, he served as the Eisenhower Grant Coordinator and an Assistant Principal at the Math Science Academy in Grand Rapids.

Political career

In 1986, Sak was elected to the Kent County Board of Commissioners, and served until 2002. He was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. He represents the 76th district, which is located in Kent County and encompasses the northwest, northeast and southeast portions of the City of Grand Rapids. It is the only strongly Democratic district in all of Kent County.

In 2004, Sak was elected to become the Democratic Assistant Floor Leader.

In 2006, Democrats won the majority in the Michigan State House, and Sak was subsequently elected to be the Speaker pro Tempore.

Electoral history

  • 2006 campaign for State House
  • Michael Sak (D), 73%
  • Ted Liberski (R), 25%
  • 2004 campaign for State House
  • Michael Sak (D), 67%
  • Holly Zuidema (R), 30%
  • 2002 campaign for State House
  • Michael Sak (D), 61%
  • Mark Kublik (R), 37%
  • References

    Michael Sak Wikipedia

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