Charles M. Brunner – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 96, Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party
208 Murphy StreetBay City, MI 48706
(989) 928-5779
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Charles Brunner grew up in Bangor Township and is a proud graduate of John Glenn High School. The first out of a family of eight children to earn a college degree, he went on to a 30 year career in education. Charles and his wife, Judy, have lived in Bay County all their lives.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Brunner is a retired high school teacher. Charles taught high school business for 30 years.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member of the Bay County Historical Society, board member of Friends of Bay City State Park and a founding member of Bay Future. He first became active in government when he helped found the Northwest Citizens District Council in the mid 80's, and has continued to be active in the community for over 25 years.

Member of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel

30 year member of the Michigan Education Association, National Education Association, and Midland City Education Association

Member of NAACP

Board Member of Friends of Bay City State Park

Founding member of the Northwest Citizens District Council

Member of the the Michigan Association of Mayors

Member of the Urban Core of Mayors

Founding member of the Mayors Automotive Coalition

Founding member of Bay Future

Initiated the General Motors Powertrain Support Group

Initiated the Adopt-a-Park Program

Started the City-wide Clean up Program

Started the Mayor's Housing Initiative

Member of Bay County Historical Society.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Bay City Commissioner (2001 - 2007)

Bay City Commission President (2006)

Bay City Mayor (2007 - 2010)

96th District State Representative (2010 - present)

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012

Agriculture, Vice-chair

Energy and Technology


Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Brunner graduated from Delta College with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration and three more degrees from Michigan University: Bachelor's Degree in Business/Marketing Education and two Masters Degrees, in Business Education and and Secondary School administration.

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