| Mat Dunaskiss|
| John F. Nichols|
One daughter, two sons
| Michael J. Bouchard|
April 12, 1956 (age 59)
Flint, Michigan (1956-04-12)
Michigan State University
Law Enforcement, Politician
Birmingham, Michigan, United States
Brother Rice High School, Michigan State University
Michigan Republican Party
Mike Bouchard Wikipedia
Michael J. "Mike" Bouchard (born April 12, 1956) is a former Republican candidate for the United States Senate and is the sheriff of Oakland County. Before becoming sheriff, he served in the Michigan State Senate (1991–1999) and worked as a police officer and small business owner. Bouchard is of French and Syrian Lebanese descent. Michael J. Bouchard was awarded the Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year 2016 by the National Sheriff's Association.
Bouchard was born in Flint, Michigan. After graduating from Brother Rice High School in 1974, Bouchard attended Michigan State University majoring in Criminal Justice and Police Administration. Upon graduation Bouchard entered local law enforcement where he remained for thirteen years. Michael Bouchard was elected to the Michigan State Senate in 1991 serving the 16th District. Bouchard resigned as Senator and Majority Floor Leader in the Michigan State Senate when he was appointed Oakland County Sheriff in January 1999 following the untimely death of long time Sheriff John F. Nichols in December 1998. With over 30 years of experience in both law enforcement and as an elected official, Bouchard currently manages one of the largest Sheriff's Offices in the United States with over 1,300 employees and an annual budget of over $138 million. In November 2012 Michael Bouchard was elected to his fourth consecutive term as Oakland County Sheriff by an overwhelming majority, the largest number of votes cast for any candidate in Oakland County.
Since 1999, Sheriff Bouchard has been elected President of the Major County Sheriffs' Association (MCSA) on two separate occasions. MCSA is composed of Sheriffs who serve in counties or parishes with a population of 500,000 or more. Bouchard is currently the Vice President – Government Affairs of the MCSA.
Bouchard is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Most recently, he was inducted into the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice Wall of Fame (2010) and also, he received the Michigan Earth Day Fest Earth Day Hero Award for his implementation of the Operation Medicine Cabinet (OMC) program at the Sheriff's Office. He also received the National Association of Counties (NACO) Award for Innovative Programs for OMC.
In 2007, Bouchard endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the 2008 Republican presidential primaries. Romney went on to win the primary vote in Oakland County.
Bouchard ran for a U.S. Senate seat in 2006. He won the Republican nomination with 60 percent of the vote, but then lost to Debbie Stabenow, the incumbent Democratic senator.
Bouchard joined business person Rick Snyder, state Senator Tom George, Congressman Peter Hoekstra and Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox as Republican candidates.
In September 2009, Bouchard announced the selection of his lieutenant governor running mate, Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.
Bouchard finished fourth out of five candidates in the primary, receiving 127,350 votes of the 1,044,925 votes cast.
Michigan U.S. Senate election, 2006Mike Bouchard (R), 41%
Debbie Stabenow (D) (inc.), 57%
2006 election for U.S. Senate - Republican PrimaryMike Bouchard (R), 60%
Keith Butler (R), 40%
Oakland County Sheriff's OfficeRe-elected Oakland County Sheriff, 2016
Re-elected Oakland County Sheriff, 2012
Re-elected Oakland County Sheriff, 2008
Re-elected Oakland County Sheriff, 2004
Elected Oakland County Sheriff, 2000
Appointed Sheriff of Oakland County, January 11, 1999
Michigan State SenateElected Majority Floor Leader of the Michigan State Senate, 1998
Re-elected to the State Senate, 1998
Elected Assistant Majority Leader of the Michigan State Senate, 1995
Re-elected to the State Senate, 1994
Elected Assistant President Pro-Tempore of the Michigan State Senate, 1994
Elected to the State Senate, 1991
Michigan House of RepresentativesElected to the State House of Representatives, 1990
City CouncilElected President Pro-Tempore of the Beverly Hills Council, 1987
Elected to the Beverly Hills Village Council, 1986
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice and Police Administration, Michigan State University, Honor Student
Graduate of the United States Secret Service in Dignitary Protection Program
Graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute Program (NEI)
Mid-Michigan Law Enforcement Center, Valedictorian
Graduate of the National Sheriff’s Institute
Graduate of Darden’s Program for emerging Political Leaders, University of Virginia
Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments in conjunction with the University of Kentucky
Leadership Team Member to the pioneering Partners for Educational Technology
Member of the National Conference of State Legislature Committee on Education and Job Training
Member of the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development Steering Committee
Member, Business and Education Working Together
Certificate Current Trends Impacting Executive Leadership, 2012
Legislation that requires convicted sex offenders register with local law enforcement and allow this information to be accessible to the public
Legislation which saves taxpayers $358 million annually through the reduction of the Real Estate Transfer Tax
Legislation requiring that incinerators be set back a minimum of 1,000 feet from schools, hospitals, and nursing homes
Legislation to repeal the tax base sharing
Legislation to require accountability among the members of the parole board to the people of the State of Michigan
Legislation to stimulate declining downtown commercial zones
Legislation to allow for criminal background checks of individuals other than relatives supervising minor children
Legislation to give permanent standing to appealed rate reductions for property owners
Legislation to require convicted drunk drivers to pay costs related to their arrest and conviction
Legislation to allow credit cards as a method of payment at the Secretary of State
Legislation to regulate and license Casinos and assist those who are harmed by related activities