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About the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus
The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus is a nonpartisan group of state and provincial lawmakers from eight U.S. states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) and two Canadian provinces (Ontario and Québec). Wisconsin Rep. Cory Mason serves as chair of the caucus. CSG Midwest provides staffing services for the caucus. Funding for the caucus is provided by The Joyce Foundation.
The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus has three primary goals:
  • Facilitate the regional exchange of ideas and information on key Great Lakes issues 
  • Strengthen the role of state and provincial legislators in the policymaking process
  • Promote the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes

 

CAUCUS MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus is free and open to all state and provincial legislators in the jurisdictions that make up the Great Lakes basin: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec and Wisconsin. Caucus members enjoy several benefits:
Please contact Lisa Janairo with questions about membership in the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus.
Online form to become a caucus member »

 

CAUCUS LEADERSHIP: OFFICERS

Chair | Wisconsin Representative Cory Mason
Representative Cory MasonP.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: (888) 534-0066 | website

 

 
 

 

 

Vice Chair | Michigan Senator Darwin Booher
Senator Darwin BooherP.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Phone: (517) 373-1725 | website

 
 
 
 

CAUCUS LEADERSHIP: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Illinois Rep. Robyn Gabel
Indiana Sen. Ed Charbonneau
Michigan Rep. Bruce Rendon
Minnesota Rep. Rick Hansen
Minnesota Sen. Ann Rest
New York Sen. Joseph Robach
Ohio Rep. Dan Ramos
Ontario Speaker Dave Levac
Pennsylvania Rep. Curt Sonney
Québec MNA Guy Ouellette
Wisconsin Rep. Nick Milroy

 

CAUCUS CORRESPONDENCE

To help provide a voice for the states and provinces of the Great Lakes region, the caucus initiates sign-on letters, submits public comments and passes resolutions on key policy issues impacting the Great Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mission of CSG
and CSG Midwest

The Council of State Governments is the nation's only nonpartisan association of state officials serving all three branches of government in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. CSG is a regionally-based, national organization that promotes excellence in state government. CSG fosters the interstate exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy, and it offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. CSG Midwest focuses on meeting the needs of state policymakers and leaders in the nation's heartland, including 11 Midwestern states.