Mackinac Island, MI– The Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan held a ceremony today at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference and Senator Tonya Schuitmaker was among the ten inductees in their inaugural Hall of Fame class. The inductees are Betsy DeVos, Melanie Foster, Ruth Johnson, Ronna Romney McDaniel, Tonya Schuitmaker, Linda Lee Tarver, Eileen Lappin Weiser, Sharon Wise, Sandra S. Kahn, and Pam Boyle Williams.
“We would like to acknowledge and thank you for your efforts toward advancing conservative principles and endeavors. Your life’s work was evaluated and among your many accomplishments, your service to our state and nation is undeniable!” wrote Linda Lee Tarver, President of the Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan.
“I am genuinely honored and humbled to be named to the Hall of Fame alongside these tremendous conservative leaders. As Republicans, we are fighting for a brighter future by advancing freedom, supporting policies that expand opportunity for everyone to utilize their God given talents, and defending the Constitution and our Michigan values. The Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan is taking our hopeful conservative message throughout our state to expand our Party and help our country,” said Schuitmaker.
Tonya Schuitmaker was an attorney in private practice for ten years, handling a wide variety of civil, business and family cases, and has since served in the State House and currently in the State Senate. Tonya is a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, law-and-order conservative who won in counties President Obama carried twice, demonstrating she is a conservative who wins in political swing areas. She has been named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association, Michigan Association of Police Chiefs, Michigan Probate Judges, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Tonya was consistently endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan PAC, the Michigan Farm Bureau, and earned an “A” from the NRA.
Raised on a family farm in Van Buren County, Tonya has been a lifelong resident of Southwest Michigan. She and her husband Steve have raised their two children, Jordan and Savina, on the same farm.