- Government Offices, Officials
DISTRICT: State Senator Jim Stamas was elected to his first term in the Michigan Senate in November 2014, representing Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego and Presque Isle counties. SENATE: Stamas has been elected to be the Assistant Majority Floor Leader for the 98th Legislature. He also has been selected to serve on the following committees: Appropriations, Agriculture and Rural Development, General Government – Chair, Economic Development and International Investment, Health Policy, Joint Committee on Administrative Rules – Chair, Natural Resources, Michigan Competitiveness – Vice Chair, Legislative Council and Library of Michigan Board of Trustees. EDUCATION: Stamas holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University and an associate’s degree in business management from Delta College. PROFESSIONAL: Stamas is the owner and former general manager of Pizza Sam’s, the eatery in Midland the Stamas family has owned for more than 50 years. Prior to running the family business, Stamas was self-employed as a realtor and was project manager at Case Systems. PUBLIC OFFICES AND AFFILIATIONS: Before serving in the Senate, Stamas served three terms as State Representative and two terms as Midland County commissioner. He also was a Midland Township trustee from 1997-2004 and has served on the boards of the Midland Downtown Development Authority, Midland Downtown Business Association and Midland County Planning Commission. PUBLIC SERVICE: Stamas served his country honorably in both the U.S. Army and the Michigan National Guard. As a member of the Michigan House of Representative, in recognition of Jim’s effectiveness and leadership, his colleagues elected him Majority Floor Leader for the 96th and 97th Legislatures. As Majority Floor Leader, Stamas was charged with setting the overall agenda and direction for the House of Representatives. PERSONAL: Jim and his wife, Marsha, have been married for more than 30 years and have a daughter and a son.