About Jeff Yaroch
Jeff Yaroch is a lifelong resident of Macomb County. Before being elected State Representative in November 2016, Jeff was a firefighter/paramedic for 25 years and served on the Richmond City Council for 17 years. He is also an attorney.
Jeff met his wife, Sara, in law school, and he is the proud father of two daughters, Reagan and Madison. As a husband and father, Jeff lives “family values.” Jeff Yaroch understands the concerns of working families, and he will continue fighting for you and your children as your State Representative.
Jeff was a partner in a small business, which he closed to focus on city council. However, that experience helped Jeff appreciate the challenges small businesses face and the value they provide to the community. Jeff learned leadership while becoming an Eagle Scout at 15 years old. Jeff is committed to not being a politician who tells people what they want to hear to get a vote. He has never been someone who simply “goes along to get along.” Jeff works daily to be a statesman who leads by example. Jeff Yaroch will continue fighting for all of us and leading by example in the 33rd District.
The son of a teacher, Jeff learned early on the value of education. He holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Macomb Community College and a B.B.A. in Human Resources Management from Baker College, as well as a law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. He has also attended Harvard University’s JFK School of Government State and Local Official Program. His unique educational background has allowed him to “think outside of the box” to come up with innovative ways to tackle the ever-changing challenges facing our district.
At an early age, Jeff knew that he wanted to serve his community. His drive to help people is what led him to become a firefighter/paramedic at age 19 and is also what led him to run for Richmond City Council. After his election to City Council in 1999, Jeff worked with his colleagues to continually find ways to do more with less and reduce the tax burden on Richmond’s taxpayers. Since 1999, local taxes were reduced 27.6% from 23 mils to 16.65 mils, making Richmond’s tax rate nearly the lowest of all the service-providing cities in Macomb County. During the economic downturn, Jeff and his colleagues on the Richmond City Council succeeded in keeping taxes low while maintaining the high level of services and quality of life that Richmond residents desired.
In 2016, Jeff resigned from the Richmond City Council after being elected State Representative for the 33rd District. Since taking office in January 2017, Jeff has brought the same passion for fiscal responsibility and responsiveness to the needs of his constituents to his job as State Representative. To learn more about Jeff’s legislative accomplishments, click here.