The AKC Honors Representative Dan Lauwers as Legislator of the Year
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce that State Representative Dan Lauwers of Michigan was presented the 2018 AKC Legislator of the Year Award at the St. Clair Kennel Club dog show on September 16th, 2018 Avoca, MI.
“Representative Lauwers has always been a consistent supporter of animal welfare. His background in agriculture uniquely sets him apart from his colleagues in the legislature because it has allowed him to truly understand the importance of responsible dog ownership and breeding,” notes Kim Cochran, board member and legislative liaison of the St. Clair Kennel Club. “He is truly a good guy and has always shown our club members the upmost respect.”
Representative Dan Lauwers was first elected to serve the 81st District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2012, and currently serves as House Majority Leader. Lauwers earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics with an emphasis on marketing from Michigan State University. Rep. Lauwers is an owner and general manager of Eastern Michigan Grain and previously worked for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Milk Producers Federation.
About the Award
The AKC Legislator of the honors legislators who demonstrate a commitment to promoting responsible dog ownership, the well-being of dogs, and protecting the rights of dog owners, exhibitors, and responsible breeders.