State Representative Jim Stamas was elected to his second term in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2010, representing portions of Midland and Saginaw counties.
Stamas holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northwood University and an associate's degree in business management from Delta College.
Stamas is the owner and former general manager of Pizza Sam's, the eatery in Midland the Stamas family has owned for nearly 50 years. Prior to running the family business, Stamas was self-employed as a realtor and was project manager at Case Systems.
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Stamas is a former two-term Midland County commissioner. He was a Midland Township trustee from 1997-2004. He served on the boards of the Midland Downtown Development Authority, Midland Downtown Business Association, and Midland County Planning Commission.
Jim and wife, Marsha, have been married for more than 25 years, and have a daughter and a son.
Stamas served his country honorably in both the U.S. Army and the Michigan National Guard. In recognition of Jim's effectiveness and leadership his colleagues elected him Majority Floor Leader, for the 96th Session of the Legislature. As Majority Floor Leader, Stamas is charged with setting the overall agenda and direction for the House of Representatives. It is Stamas's responsibility as Majority Floor Leader to run the House agenda, call for votes and share responsibility for decisions on procedural matters.