Meet Representative John Reilly

Representative John Reilly was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2016 and represents residents of northern Oakland County including Oxford, Orion, Oakland, Addison, and Brandon townships.

Representative Reilly is Vice Chairman of the Financial Liability Reform Committee and has been a leading voice in resolving Michigan's long-term debt problem and preventing financial disasters such as have befallen Illinois.

Rep. Reilly is also Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, which is the Legislature's oversight committee on impending regulations issued by executive agencies.  

He also serves on the committees on Energy, Education, and Regulatory Reform.

Rep. Reilly graduated from Royal Oak Kimball High School and received an automotive technology engineering associate’s degree from Oakland Community College.

Rep. Reilly worked for 20 years in automotive test engineering before starting his own home service business, Log Cabin Handyman, which he has owned and operated for the past 12 years.

Rep. Reilly has been married to his wife, Karen, for 31 years. Their four adult children are: Katie, Renae, Hillary and Thomas. They have two grandchildren. Rep. Reilly enjoys outdoor activities, including backpacking, camping, hunting, and fishing while living on God’s creation.


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