|U.S. Representative from Michigan's 11th District|
From: January 3, 2003 - Present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Thaddeus "Thad" McCotter (born August 22, 1965) is a Republican lawmaker serving Michigan's 11th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Previously, he was elected to the Michigan State Senate in 1998. McCotter is Chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee and is involved with the Committee on Financial Services. He is conservative in fiscal and social policy. McCotter married in 1992, Thad and Rita have three children.
"No good government denies God's presence." 
On July 2, 2011, McCotter officially entered the 2012 race for President, but withdrew from it after failing to get into the Republican presidential debates.
- House floor record- November 7, 2007
- McCotter drops long shot bid for GOP presidential nomination – The Detroit News