The Legislative Dutch Caucus has been established as a bi-partisan political association of Members of the Michigan Legislature to foster cultural, political, and business ties between Michigan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This will be accomplished through direct outreach to constituencies in Michigan, nationally, and in the Netherlands. The Caucus will support and participate in engagement programs, events and partnering organizations. 


The West Michigan Global Initiate will serve as the coordinating body of the Legislative Dutch Caucus and work with the Chair of the Caucus who will be elected by the members at the beginning of a new legislative session. The Chair may serve multiple terms. The Vice Chair will be a member of the opposing party of the Chair if possible.


Senator David Hildenbrand

Senator Michael Kowall

Senator Arlan Meekhof

Senator John Proos

Senator David Robertson

Senator Tonya Schuitmaker

Senator Peter MacGregor

Representative Winnie Brinks

Representative Holly Hughes

Representative Lisa Posthumus Lyons

Representative Amanda Price

Representative Daniela Garcia

Representative Rob VerHeulen

Representative Roger Victory

Representative Ken Yonker

Representative Chris Afendoulis



For additional information please contact Brendan Ringlever at 517-881-8123


Founding Sponsors


  • AlpInvest Partners
  • Eenhoorn LLC
  • Haworth, Inc
  • Huizenga Group
  • MERS of Michigan
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Burke E. Porter Machinery
  • Alticor
  • RDV
  • The Windquest Group
  • Amway
  • InnerWorkings
  • Meijer
  • Effen Vodka & DeKuyper
  • Dempsey Ventures
  • Grey Dunes
  • Michigan Legislative Consultants
  • Varnum Attorneys at Law
  • Grand Valley State University




Contact Us

231 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
Office: 616.530.5500; Fax: 616.530.0850


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