Mike Bishop and his family are lifelong residents of Oakland County and the 8th District. He graduated from Rochester Adams, later Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the Michigan State University College of Law. Mike and his wife Cristina have three children and continue to live in Rochester Hills.
As the 115 th Congress convened in January 2017 Mike was elected by his colleagues to serve on the influential House Committee on Ways and Means, which is responsible for issues including tax reform, health care, Medicare, Social Security and, welfare reform.
As a lifelong citizen and resident of our community, Mike Bishop remains committed to serving the citizens of the 8th Congressional District. Mike’s leadership has led to the passage of legislation to protect our children, keep our Great Lakes clean, curb the opioid epidemic that is ravaging too many families in our communities, improve education, make college more affordable, and help our economy grow so small businesses and families have the opportunity to secure high-paying jobs and keep more of what they earn.
Mike played an important leadership role in crafting tax reform which has put more money and higher wages in the hands of families and small businesses. The impact of tax reform was felt here locally when shortly after passage Chrysler announced they were providing $2,000 bonuses to nearly every worker along with a billion investment in manufacturing facilities and were returning 2,500 jobs to Michigan from Mexico to build trucks, all due to tax reform. Mike is also a proud member of the bipartisan “Problem Solvers Caucus,” where Mike regularly works across the aisle to craft common-sense solutions to our nation’s challenges while avoiding the hurdles of partisanship.
Previously, Mike was elected to serve in both the Michigan State Senate and Michigan House of Representatives. Mike is also proud of his time working in the private sector as the chief legal officer and executive for the International Bancard Corporation, working as a private attorney in Rochester where he represented families and small businesses and his time as a professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.