Legislative Spotlight: Senator Curt VanderWall ( R MI 35)

Senator Curt VanderWall was elected to the State Senate In November of 2018, after serving 2 years as a State Representative for Michigan’s 101st House District. He now proudly represents the residents of Benzie, Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon and Wexford Counties.

*Follow the links for fact sheets on the positive impact our industry has in each county.

In his first term, Senator VanderWall chairs the Health Policy and Human Services Committee and serves as vice chair of the Economic and Small Business Development Committee and the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee.


Additional Committees the Senator serves on include;

  • Elections
  • Environmental Quality
  • Finance
  • Regulatory Reform.

Throughout his legislative tenure, the Senator has been a strong supporter of Michigan’s oil and gas industry in addition to being a vocal advocate for Michigan’s critical energy infrastructure. Time and time again, he’s spoken on the important role that Line 5 plays in providing Northern Michigan residents with propane to heat their homes and has supported additional safety measures to protect our state’s precious natural resources.

Michigan Natural Resource Trust Fund Projects in each County: Benzie, Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon and Wexford Counties.

Senator VanderWall has taken a very hands on approach when it comes to learning our state’s oil and gas industry. Over the last few years, he’s participated in several tours of well sites, pipeline operations, and the Kalkaska Gas Plant. Just this year, you may have seen him at a MOGA Meeting, hosting a group of industry folks at MOGA’s Legislative Education Day, or speaking at the Michigan Association of Professional Landmen Fall Seminar. The Senator and his staff have certainly put in the time and effort to stay connected with our members across northern Michigan, now it’s our turn. We encourage you to reach out to Senator VanderWall by email at [email protected] or by phone at (517) 373-0741 to thank him for supporting Michigan’s oil and gas industry and share the great work we do in his district.  You can also visit him at his in-district office hours to simply introduce yourself and your company.

Upcoming Office Hours:

Monday, Oct. 28

8 – 9 a.m.

Scottville City Hall

105 Main St.



10 – 11 a.m.

Manistee County Government Center

415 Third St.



3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Lake County Clerks Office

800 10th St., Suite 200



Friday, Nov. 1

9 – 10 a.m.

Kalkaska Village Office

200 Hyde St.



11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Leelanau County Government Center

8527 E. Government Center Drive

Suttons Bay


2 – 3 p.m.

Benzie County Government Center

448 Court Place



Monday, Nov. 4

9 – 10 a.m.

Ogemaw County Building

806 W. Houghton Ave. Suite 101

West Branch


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce

222 N. Lake St.


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