About Phil

The Thumb has always been Phil Pavlov’s home. It’s where he raised his family and ran a small business.

A St. Clair Township native, Senator Pavlov graduated from St. Clair High School and studied business administration at St. Clair Community College before joining the family transportation business. For fourteen years, he owned and operated his family’s successful small business, Dexter Equipment Company.

In 2001, voters elected Pavlov to the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners, where he chaired the Environmental and Public Affairs Committee. He then completed three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, with significant leadership roles and legislative accomplishments. He was elected State Senator in 2010 and again in 2014.

As State Senator, Pavlov has helped Michigan take incredible steps to kick-start our economy, leading the fight for new jobs, good schools and fiscal common sense for Thumb residents.

Senator Pavlov’s current committee assignments include Education (Chair), Families, Seniors, and Human Services (Vice Chair), Natural Resources (Vice Chair), and Transportation Committee. He also serves on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for K-12, School Aid, Education.

Senator Pavlov is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the National Rifle Association, Blue Water Sportsmen’s Association and Knights of Columbus.

Senator Phil Pavlov can be contacted by clicking here.