Sen. Green appoints jobs expert McLoskey as district representative

LANSING —State Sen. Mike Green has appointed Jim McLoskey as his district representative for the 31st Senate District. McLoskey, the longtime director of job creation and retention efforts in Tuscola County, will begin his duties on April 15th.

“Jim is well known and well respected throughout this area of the state. He understands the needs of the Bay and Thumb regions and the unique challenges we face,” said Green, R-Mayville. “He’ll help me provide the high quality representation this district deserves.”

McLoskey has been the executive director of the Tuscola County Economic Development Corp. since 1986, after more than 10 years in radio and print journalism. He has been an active volunteer in a number of community organizations, downtown development task forces and local government boards. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1977 with a degree in telecommunications/journalism.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work for Sen. Green and to help him serve the good people of this district,” said McLoskey. “I’ve known Sen. Green to always have the best interests of those he represents in mind and I look forward to being a part of his team.”

According to Green, McLoskey will be his point man in the district, particularly on the issue of jobs.

“With his extensive experience in economic development, Jim will be a source of expertise on things we can do to bring good-paying jobs back to the state,” Green said.

McLoskey will also serve as a coordinator on constituent issues, the liaison to local government and community groups, and will attend area events and meetings when Sen. Green is unavailable.

“Representing more than 150 units of government and more than a quarter million people means I can’t always be present when invited to an event,” Green said. “Jim will be my voice and my ears and will serve all of us well.”

The 31st Senate District includes Arenac, Bay, Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola counties. For further information or to contact Senator Green, please visit