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June 25, 2015
9:12
Senator Phil Pavlov on WJR's Frank Beckmann program, discussing his co- sponsorship of a resolution to keep the EPA from regulating backyard grills.
March 12, 2015
9:28
Senator Phil Pavlov, Chair of the Senate Education Committee, appears on WJR's "The Frank Beckmann Show" to discuss the search for a new state school superintendent.
May 21, 2014
0:32
Canada plans to locate a long term nuclear waste dump 1000 yards from the shore of Lake Huron in Kincardine, Ontario. Citing risk to the worlds largest fresh water basin, Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov is calling upon the U.S. President, Secretary of State and Congress to intervene.
September 14, 2012
0:34
Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov introduced legislation to relaunch this organization that will not only provide employment to young people, but will also restore Michigan's natural resources without spending scarce tax dollars.
March 13, 2012
1:34
Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov notes that the system is presently $45 billion in debt and that if reforms are not enacted soon, the system will continue to divert more and more funding from the classroom to finance ever increasing retirement costs.
February 14, 2012
1:08
This budget is a targeted investment in the most critical areas of need. We must have world-class educational opportunities for our children if we are to succeed. And it is essential that students and families feel safe in their communities. While we still have much to accomplish, I am pleased to see that Michigan has turned a corner and there is cause for statewide optimism, as the sacrifices we have all made are putting Michigan ahead.
October 27, 2011
:41
Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov cites the ability to meet students needs who might not excel in the traditional classroom.
September 22, 2011
12:37
Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov discusses education reforms with Detroit radio talk show host Frank Beckmann.
July 4, 2011
16:11
Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov sponsored the bill that would allow riders 21 and over to ride without a helmet in Michigan.
May 26, 2011
0:23
Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov looks forward to a new beginning for Michigan.
April 27, 2011
1:49
Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov asks senators to elevate the discussion above the budget and to offer solutions that improve the state's education system rather than to simply demand money to perpetuate the old broken system.
April 12, 2011
0:48
Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov authored these changes to the registry to, among other things, require offenders to report their addresses 4 times per year and allow young consenting adults to petition the court to be removed from the list where appropriate.
March 17, 2011
3:11
Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov gives an accurate and honest account of this legislation dispelling many mistruths being propagated in recent days.

Photos from Senator Phil Pavlov

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Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, welcomed U.S. Army Specialist 4th Class Chuck Zimmer of Port Huron (left) to the Michigan Senate on Thursday. Zimmer was Pavlov's guest for the Michigan Senate's 21st Annual Memorial Day Service. Joining Zimmer at the event were his wife Judy and daughter Amy.
May 21st 2015
State Sens. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, and Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, (right) stand with Gov. Rick Snyder (seated) after he signed into law Senate Bills 54 and 55, now Public Acts 12 and 13 of 2015. The laws outlaw the use of certain unmanned aerial or submersible vehicles to harass or stalk hunters or anglers and ensure that such vehicles can't be used to take game.
April 15th 2015
State Sen. Phil Pavlov (left) and Rep. Paul Muxlow (center) attended the 4-H Capitol Experience Ceremony and Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday to honor several students from the 25th Senate District who participated in the program. Pictured with the legislators are David Fountain, of St. Clair; Riley Good, of Sandusky; Keely Holbrook, of Croswell; Evan Tino, of Sandusky; and Becca Winalis, of New Baltimore.
March 24th 2015
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, welcomed Pastor Don Derby (right) to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday. Derby, who pastors Heritage United Methodist Church in Snover, delivered the daily invocation before the start of the Senate session.
March 17th 2015
Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, center, listens to a Michigan Sugar Company production employee discuss the interworking of the company's flagship plant in Bay City. Pavlov toured the plant on Friday.
January 23rd 2015
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, on Wednesday welcomed to the Michigan Capitol the Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Seppo (left), executive director of Operation Transformation in Port Huron. Seppo delivered the daily invocation before the start of the Senate session.
October 1st 2014
Sen. Phil Pavlov sits in a Senate hearing room with some of the winners of the 2014 Be a Senator For a Day summer reading contest. The "junior senators" traveled to Lansing with their parents to participate in a mock swearing-in ceremony and committee hearing and a guided Capitol tour.
October 1st 2014
St. Clair County Community College President Dr. Kevin Pollock testifies before the Senate Education Committee on the benefits of the Michigan New Jobs Training Program.
September 17th 2014
Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, speaks with Frank Ervin, CEO of St. Clair County's Magna International Inc., about the benefits of the Michigan New Jobs Training Program.
September 17th 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder, left, signed Senate Bill 834, sponsored by Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. The new law will protect gun owners" privacy by making firearms records confidential.
June 24th 2014
Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, welcomed U.S. military veteran Dr. John V. Deaver (right) to the Michigan Senate Thursday. Deaver, an Air Force navigator on a B-24 Liberator in Europe during World War II, was Pavlov's guest for the Michigan Senate's 20th Annual Memorial Day Service.
May 22nd 2014
March 21st 2014
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, stands at his desk in the Senate chamber with Alan McTaggart (left), vice-chair of the Huron County Road Commission. McTaggart was Pavlov's guest for Gov. Rick Snyder's fourth State of the State address Thursday night.
January 16th 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law Senate Bills 171 and 172, now Public Acts 175 and 176 of 2013. PA 175, sponsored by state Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, increases existing fines for illegally killing a protected animal and imposes additional penalties for poaching trophy bucks. PA 176, sponsored by Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, increases fines and penalties against violators who trespass on private property.
December 10th 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder (seated) signed into law Public Act 175, sponsored by Sen. Phil Pavlov (second from right), R-St. Clair Township, and Public Act 176, sponsored by Sen. Tom Casperson (second from left), R-Escanaba. The measures toughen penalties for illegally killing a protected animal or trophy buck in the state. Also pictured are Amy Trotter (left) of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, former Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer John Borkovich (center) and Jim Pryce, president of Tri-County Sportsmen's League.
December 10th 2013
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, (right) on Wednesday welcomed to the Michigan Capitol Dr. Armstead Diggs, pastor of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Port Huron. Pastor Diggs delivered the daily invocation before the start of the Senate session.
December 4th 2013
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, joined state Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Twp., in honoring Coach Jon Davidson and the 2013 St. Clair High School boys cross country team. The Senate recognized the team for winning the MHSAA Division II State Championship for the second year in a row. The St. Clair cross country team finished 207-0, extending their undefeated streak to 398.
December 3rd 2013
PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Twp., hears testimony from Amy Radomski (mother), and Ashley Radomski (daughter), residents of Capac, Michigan, before the Senate Education Committee in support of HB's 4352, 4353. Ashley is severely allergic to eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. She carries an epi-pen twin pack, antihistamine and a rescue inhaler with her at all times in case of an accidental exposure or ingestion.
October 30th 2013
Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Twp., chairs a mock committee hearing for "Student Senators" from St. Clair and Lapeer counties. Pavlov hosted the winners of his "Be a Senator For a Day" summer reading contest at the Michigan Capitol. The 23 students and their parents also took a guided tour of Michigan's historic Capitol building and enjoyed a pizza party.
October 29th 2013
Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair, helps honor James Brennan of Emmett, who received the Governor John B. Swainson Award, which is given by the Michigan Historical Commission to state, county or municipal employees who have gone above and beyond their official job duties to help preserve Michigan's history. In 1987, Brennan began visiting Michigan historical markers, documenting them through his pictures later creating and maintaining a website to make the markers more accessible to the public.
August 27th 2013
Senator Phil Pavlov honoring the 2013 Division I State Champion - Port Huron Northern - Girls Tennis Team on the Michigan Senate Floor
June 19th 2013
Senator Phil Pavlov honoring the 2013 Division I State Champion - Port Huron Northern - Girls Tennis Team on the Michigan Senate Floor
June 19th 2013
Senator Phil Pavlov honoring the 2013 Division I State Champion - Port Huron Northern - Girls Tennis Team on the Michigan Senate Floor
June 19th 2013
Senator Phil Pavlov honoring the 2013 Division I State Champion - Port Huron Northern - Girls Tennis Team on the Michigan Senate Floor
June 19th 2013
Senator Phil Pavlov honoring the 2013 Division I State Champion - Port Huron Northern - Girls Tennis Team on the Michigan Senate Floor
June 19th 2013
Senator Phil Pavlov honoring the 2013 Division I State Champion - Port Huron Northern - Girls Tennis Team on the Michigan Senate Floor
June 19th 2013
Senator Phil Pavlov honoring the 2013 Division I State Champion - Port Huron Northern - Girls Tennis Team on the Michigan Senate Floor
June 19th 2013
2012 MHSAA Division II State Champion St. Clair High School Boys Cross Country team was honored at the Capitol today. Congratulations to Coach Davidson and the entire team. You all represent the hardworking people of Michigan's Thumb proudly. Go Saints!championship every season for the past 12 years, currently the longest active streak in Division II.
February 7th 2013
2012 MHSAA Division II State Champion St. Clair High School Boys Cross Country team was honored at the Capitol today. Congratulations to Coach Davidson and the entire team. You all represent the hardworking people of Michigan's Thumb proudly. Go Saints!championship every season for the past 12 years, currently the longest active streak in Division II.
February 7th 2013
The 2012 St. Clair High School Cross Country team finished 12-0 in the MAC division and 191-0 overall. Every member of this team set a new personal best this season. The St. Clair Cross Country team has qualified for the state championship every season for the past 12 years, currently the longest active streak in Division II.
February 7th 2013
The 2012 St. Clair High School Cross Country team finished 12-0 in the MAC division and 191-0 overall. Every member of this team set a new personal best this season. The St. Clair Cross Country team has qualified for the state championship every season for the past 12 years, currently the longest active streak in Division II.
February 7th 2013
The State Champion St. Clair High School Boys Cross Country team got a chance to talk to Lt. Governor Brian Calley outside the Senate Chamber.
February 7th 2013
Washington Elementary Marysville. Group 1
January 29th 2013
Washington Elementary Marysville. Group 2
January 29th 2013
Washington Elementary Marysville. Group 3
January 29th 2013
State Sen. Phil Pavlov sits with John Borkovich (right), former Michigan DNR conservation officer of 27 years. Borkovich testified Thursday before the Michigan Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism in support of legislation to strengthen Michigan's poaching laws
November 8th 2012
Capac Elementary
May 30th 2012
St.Edward On The Lake
May 18th 2012
State Sen. Phil Pavlov (left), chairman of the Senate Education Committee, stands with fellow lawmakers as Gov. Rick Snyder (seated) signs into law their bills that will give Michigan children new tools necessary to compete in the global economy. Standing with Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, are (from left) Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, and Reps. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, and Lisa Lyons, R-Alto.
May 15th 2012
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, center, stands on the Capitol lawn on Wednesday with more than two dozen of his constituents. The group was on hand for the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards" eighth annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes rally, designed to raise awareness about the need for mental health services in Michigan.
May 9th 2012
Washington Elementary
May 3rd 2012
Gardens Elementary group #1
March 7th 2012
Gardens Elementary group #2 3/7/2012
March 7th 2012
Gardens Elementary group #3
March 7th 2012
State Sen. Phil Pavlov (left), R-St. Clair Township, talks to St. Clair County Administrator Bill Kauffman at Pavlov's desk in the Senate chamber. Kauffman was Pavlov's guest for Gov. Rick Snyder's annual State of the State address Wednesday night at the Capitol.
January 18th 2012
State Sen. Phil Pavlov (left), R-St. Clair Township, and Gov. Rick Snyder hold Senate Bill 618, accompanied by Rep. Tom McMillin and Rep. Deb Shaughnessy. Snyder on Tuesday signed Pavlov's bill, which will lift the arbitrary cap on charter schools in Michigan.
December 20th 2011
Imaiy City Borland School
December 1st 2011
Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, talks to students participating in the ATT/MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) Student Technology Showcase in the Capitol rotunda. Explaining their display to Pavlov are Kaylin Winther (left) and Olivia Kreger of the Mayfield Team.
November 2nd 2011
Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, looks on as student Rose Antilla of the Capac Team explains her display to him as part of the ATT/MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) Student Technology Showcase in the Capitol rotunda
November 2nd 2011
Sen. Phil Pavlov stands in the Capitol rotunda with the Eastern Michigan Young Marines, led by Commanding Officer Michael T. Havermale. The group gave a presentation to the state Senate declaring Oct. 13 Young Marines Day in Michigan.
October 13th 2011
Jalen Rose, founder of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in northwest Detroit, (front left), and Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett address the Michigan Senate Education Committee in support of education reform. The committee is chaired by Sen. Phil Pavlov (back, third from the right).
September 14th 2011
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett, left, and Jalen Rose, founder of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in northwest Detroit, address the Michigan Senate Education Committee in support of education reform.
September 14th 2011
Sen. Phil Pavlov paints a house in Port Huron with Habitat for Humanity of St. Clair County. The work was organized by the Legislators Building Communities initiative, a summer-long opportunity for Michigan lawmakers to participate in service projects that strengthen neighborhoods in their districts.
August 3rd 2011
Sen. Phil Pavlov speaks at a press conference in which Gov. Rick Snyder signed historic teacher tenure reform into law. Standing with Pavlov are (from left) Rep. Paul Scott; Todd Beard, a teacher at Flint International Academy; Gov. Snyder; Rep. Bill Rogers; and Rep. Margaret OBrien.
July 19th 2011
Sen. Phil Pavlov speaks at a press conference in which Gov. Rick Snyder signed historic teacher tenure reform into law. Standing with Pavlov are (from left) Rep. Tim Melton, Rep. Paul Scott, and Gov. Snyder
July 19th 2011
The 2011 Division II state champion St. Clair High School baseball team stands in the chamber of the Michigan Senate. Sen. Phil Pavlov, standing behind the team at the Senate rostrum, honored the team during session.
July 13th 2011
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses the joint hearing of the Senate and House education committees, co-chaired by Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township (second from right). Bush is chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a nonprofit charitable organization working to reform education across the country. Seated next to Bush is Patricia Levesque, executive director of the foundation. Bush and Levesque shared successes and lessons from the Florida Formula for Student Achievement as part of a widespread effort to improve the quality of education in Michigan.
June 15th 2011
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses the joint hearing of the Senate and House education committees, co-chaired by Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. Bush is chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a nonprofit charitable organization working to reform education across the country. Seated next to Bush is Patricia Levesque, executive director of the foundation. Bush and Levesque shared successes and lessons from the Florida Formula for Student Achievement as part of a widespread effort to improve the quality of education in Michigan.
June 15th 2011
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, right, stands with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, center, and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville in Richardville's Capitol office. Bush, chairman of Foundation for Excellence in Education, was in Lansing addressing the joint hearing of the Senate and House education committees, co-chaired by Pavlov. "I was honored to host Gov. Jeb Bush in the Senate Education Committee Wednesday," Pavlov said. "The education reforms he championed in Florida are impressive and set the children in that state on a path to success. We need to do the same here in Michigan."
June 15th 2011
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, places a folded American flag in a basket on the Senate floor Thursday in remembrance of a fallen soldier. Michigan's military heroes who defended freedom and sacrificed their lives the past year in the war on terror were honored during the Michigan Senate's 17th Annual Memorial Day Service. Pavlov placed flags in memory of U.S. Marine CPL Jeffrey R. Standfest of St. Clair and U.S. Army PFC Shane M. Reifert of Cottrellville.
May 26th 2011
Holly Cross Elementary
April 19th 2011
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, stands holding one of his bills signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder, seated. Public Acts 18 and 19, sponsored by Pavlov, and PA 17, sponsored by Sen. Rick Jones, will bring the state into compliance with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection Act and allow state police to receive federal funds to run Michigans sex offender registry. Also pictured are legislative liaison and state police Sgt. Chris Hawkins, left, and Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Etue.
April 12th 2011
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, (from left) welcomed to the Michigan Capitol Richard Shelton, pastor of Riverside Tabernacle Church of Fort Gratiot, and Shelton's wife, Sandra. Pastor Shelton gave the invocation before the start of the Senate session. Standing to the right is Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.
March 24th 2011
Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, speaks at a news conference announcing measures to cut the red tape binding Michigan job providers and help put people back to work. Pavlov sponsored a bill that would require several state departments to implement random sampling for inspections, which will level the playing field for all job providers in Michigan.
March 16th 2011
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, speaks at a news conference after Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bills 157 and 158, sponsored by Pavlov, and House Bills 4214, 4216, 4217, and 4218. Public Acts 4 through 9 create the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, which will help protect taxpayers and strengthen communities' finances before fiscal emergencies occur. Standing behind Pavlov are Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (from left), Rep. Al Pscholka (sponsor of the House bills) and Gov. Snyder.
March 16th 2011
Turrill Elementary school, Lapeer
March 10th 2011
The Senate Committee on Education takes testimony on Sen. Phil Pavlov's legislation known as the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, Senate Bills 153 - 158. Pictured are Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, chair of the committee (right); Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan (middle); and Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton.
February 16th 2011
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, addresses the Michigan Senate during Senate session.
February 15th 2011
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, listens to testimony during a joint hearing of the Senate and House committees on education.
February 9th 2011
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, meets with the winner and runner-up of his annual State of the State essay contest. Ashley VanOoteghem, a sophomore at Lapeer East High School, won the contest and accompanied Pavlov to the House of Representatives to watch the governors address. Runner-up, Yale High School sophomore Drew Morgan watched from the House balcony. Each elected official is allowed one guest to join them on the House floor.
January 19th 2011
State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, is administered the oath of office by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. Standing with Pavlov (center) are his parents Joe and Lorraine Pavlov, son Anson and daughter Lindsey Pavlov. Michigan senators were sworn in on the first session day of the 96th Legislature.
January 12th 2011

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