Joan Bauer (Michigan politician)

Joan Bauer
Joan Bauer 2011.jpg
Bauer in 2011
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 68th district
In office
January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2012
Preceded byMichael C. Murphy
Succeeded byAndy Schor
Lansing City Council
In office
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Doug Langham
ResidenceLansing, Michigan


Joan Bauer is a Democratic Party politician from Michigan. She was an associate from the Michigan Home of Representatives from your 68th Area, which is within Ingham Region in the north portion of the town of Lansing.

Early life

Consultant Bauer graduated from Traditional western Michigan College or university with a significant ever sold and minors in politics science and supplementary education. Bauer was a higher college and adult education federal government instructor and she offered as the Movie director of Volunteer Providers at Ingham Regional INFIRMARY for 21 years. Bauer chaired the Ingham State Women's Payment and offering as President from the Michigan Ladies in Municipal Federal government from 2004 to 2005.

Community involvement

Representative Bauer continues to be a dynamic community leader for many organizations within the last 30 years. She presently is an associate from the Lansing Rotary Base Panel, the Lansing Rotary Membership, the Junior Group of Lansing, the administrative centre Regional Community Base Panel of Directors, and the administrative centre Area United Method Panel of Directors. Joan provides received several honours on her behalf community service like the Athena Prize through the Lansing Regional Chamber of Business, the Diana Prize through the YWCA, as well as the Recognized Citizen prize from the lady Scouts.

House committees

Representative Bauer was an associate from the effective Home Appropriations Committee. She also offered on three subcommittees inside your home. She was the seat of the bigger Education Subcommittee, vice-chair of the city Schools Subcommittee, and an associate from the Economic Advancement Subcommittee. She was appointed by Home Loudspeaker Andy Dillon to serve over the Capitol Committee.

Political career

In 1995, Bauer was elected as an associate at-large towards the Lansing Town Council, and re-elected in 1999, and 2003, where she served until 2006, when she resigned to perform for the Michigan Condition House of Staff. Bauer defeated initial runner-up Jerry Hollister, the kid of previous Lansing Mayor David Hollister by almost six percentage factors in the Democratic principal, garnering 32.83% from the vote. Bauer coasted to success in the overall election by getting 74% from the vote, defeating Republican businessman Harilaos I. Sorovigas.In her years serving the folks of Michigan inside your home of Representatives, Joan has introduced and co-sponsored several important bills. Probably one of the better known of the is normally HB 4341, which features 33 co-sponsors and would disallow all businesses and restaurants in Michigan from permitting cigarette smoking in their institutions. This costs, which gives no exemptions for several businesses, continues to be referred to the home Regulatory Reform Committee; because of her attempts and coalition-building, Joan's colleague, Representative Lee Gonzales, could successfully introduce an identical expenses on Feb 19, 2009 that was similar except it allowed exemptions for Detroit casinos, existing cigar pubs, tobacco specialty shops, work automobiles and house offices. Joan was a co-sponsor because of this expenses, and after weeks of complex discussions, could see it handed having a bipartisan 73-31 bulk. Clear of the harmful ramifications of secondhand smoke cigarettes, Michigan is currently the 38th smoke-free condition in the country.Representative Bauer can be regarded as a solid advocate for women's legal rights in Michigan. HB 4851, released inside your home in '09 2009, would prohibit companies from spending a person significantly less than an amount thought as of "similar worth," producing doing this a civil privileges law violation.Joan Bauer acts as seat of the administrative centre Caucus, co-chair from the Michigan Legislative Women's Caucus, and co-chair of the neighborhood Government Caucus. Like a testament to her abilities like a legislator and a innovator, many of these caucuses are bipartisan aswell as bicameral. She actually is also an associate of other caucuses, like the Urban Caucus, the Children's Caucus, the Travel and leisure Caucus, the Arts Caucus, as well as the Fire Caucus.


Joan Bauer is married to Doug Langham, the previous Administrator of Vocational Treatment in the Bureau of Employees Payment in Michigan, plus they go on Lansing's Westside.