+ − Contact Information
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (517) 373-0852
+ − Biography
State Representative Douglas Geiss is serving his third term in the Michigan House of Representatives, serving the residents of the cities of Taylor and Romulus and a portion of Van Buren Township.
Geiss is a lifelong resident of Taylor, where he lives with his wife, Erika, and their two children, Michael and Ella. He graduated first in his class from Harry S. Truman High School in 1988. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
After receiving his engineering degree, Geiss went to work for the Ford Motor Company, quickly moving up the ranks to management by age 29. Over the years, he has seen the changes that have been made in the automotive industry and knows what our workers need to succeed in today’s new economy.
As State Representative, Geiss fought to expand state incentives for companies that make advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. This ground-breaking plan has already attracted 17 world-class companies that plan to invest nearly $6 billion in Michigan and generate more than 63,000 jobs.
Prior to joining the Michigan House in 2009, Geiss served on the Taylor City Council from 2001 to 2008, most recently as Chairman.
During his time on the city council, Geiss helped balance the budget by reducing overtime expenses and reducing the use of city-issued cars rather than raising taxes. He helped establish an early storm warning system and create a pedestrian-friendly walking path at Heritage Park. Geiss also implemented a city ethics ordinance for employees and elected officials to ensure that elected officials always keep our residents’ best interests in mind.
Geiss is committed to working hard for Taylor, Romulus, Van Buren and the state of Michigan. He is dedicated to creating more good-paying jobs for Michigan workers, ensuring that all children have access to a quality education, and making sure college and trade school are affordable so all residents can get the training they need to compete for 21st century jobs.