Al Pscholka is the State Representative for Michigan's 79th District. Elected in 2010, Al is in his first term of proudly serving his district. He is on the Appropriations Committee, and has the privilege of serving on five subcommittees. Al Chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, as well as serving on the Appropriations Subcommittees for Environmental Quality, Higher Education, Joint Capital Outlay, and Natural Resources.
Al is the former District Director for United States Congressman Fred Upton. He was appointed to that position in November of 2004. He is a former Vice President of Cornerstone Alliance, where he served for nine years, and won several national and state awards for developing the Community Partnership for Lifelong Learning, a business-education partnership.
Al has helped bring the HOSTS mentoring program to Benton Harbor Area Schools, and developed the On Location student-teacher internship project, involving more than 1,000 middle school students and over 200 businesses a year. He has been a mentor to students in Benton Harbor for the last 13 years.
Al was also an elected official, having completed two terms as a Trustee on the Lincoln Township Board. He is currently the Secretary to the Southwest Michigan Regional Sanitary Sewer and Water Authority. He is also a part-time broadcaster, doing play-by-play of local high school sports. Al was part-owner of Cosy Broadcasting, which operated radio stations in South Haven and Stevensville.
Al and his wife Suzanne live in Lincoln Township. Their daughter Angela is a graduate of at Hope College. Al is a member of First Church of God in St. Joseph, the Berrien County Farm Bureau, the Michigan Works! Education Advisory Group, and the local Lest We Forget organization. Al has been a member of the Berrrien County Republican Party Executive Committee for 10 years. He has served on the Heritage Society Board of Directors, and the Lakeshore Excellence Foundation. Al continues as a HOSTS mentor in Benton Harbor, and is a Junior Achievement volunteer. Al is active with a number of community groups and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University.