house resolution no.277

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

A resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Paul E. Muxlow, former member of the House of Representatives.

Whereas, It was with great sorrow that the members of the House of Representatives learned about the passing of Paul Muxlow. He will be remembered as a dedicated public servant by his constituents in the Thumb and the people of the state of Michigan; and

Whereas, Paul Muxlow had deep roots in the Thumb long before he entered the Legislature. He was a 1956 graduate of Brown City High School who went on to serve in the Air National Guard and earn degrees from Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan, and Siena Heights University. After beginning a teaching career at Ferndale High School and Henry Ford Community College, he returned to Brown City and spent 20 years working at the Lapeer County Education & Technology Center. He also owned Muxlow’s Drug Store and had success as a real estate broker, being twice named Red Carpet’s Top Salesman of the Year; and

Whereas, Paul was also a pillar of his community. Beginning in 1976, he was elected to six consecutive terms on the Brown City Community Schools Board of Education. He also served on the Sanilac Intermediate School District Board of Education, the Sanilac County Economic Development Commission, and the Board of Directors of Marlette Regional Hospital; and

Whereas, In 2010, Paul was first elected to the House of Representatives, where he went on to serve three terms. In his time in the House, he developed a reputation of being an extremely principled advocate for the causes he believed in. He championed the Scrap Metal Regulatory Act to make it more difficult for thieves to steal copper and other metals, as well as “Logan’s Law,” which made the Internet Criminal History Access Tool available to animal shelters so that they could determine whether an individual seeking to adopt an animal had previously been convicted of an animal abuse offense; and

Whereas, Through it all, Paul Muxlow was supported by his loving family. He married his wife, Elizabeth, in 1964, and they had three sons—Jeff, Doug, and Matt—who all made Paul proud; and

Whereas, Upon Paul Muxlow’s passing, we offer our condolences to his loved ones. Paul Muxlow’s contributions to this chamber and the state of Michigan will be remembered; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of our highest tribute to honor the memory of Paul E. Muxlow, a member of the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2016; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Muxlow family as evidence of our lasting esteem for his memory.