Our Lansing, Michigan Lobbyists


  John D. Cherry, Jr.John D. Cherry, Jr., Consultant

John Cherry has more than 39 years of experience in legislative affairs at the local and state levels.

Legislative Experience

  • Michigan Lieutenant Governor: 2003 – 2010
  • State Representative, 79th district: 1983-1986
  • State Senator, Genesee and Oakland Counties: 1987-2002
  • Senate Minority Leader: 1995-2002
  • Chair of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association: 2007-2008
  • Chair of the Great Lakes Commission: 2004-2005
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Commission on Higher Education & Economic Growth  June 2004 through December 2004
  • Gubernatorial appointee to the Midwestern Higher Education Compacts: 2006-2010

Association Experience

  • Executive Board of the University of Michigan Alumni Association 2010 – present
  • Member of Michigan United Conservation Club’s youth programs
  • Member of Flint Area Congregations Together– a ecumenical group focused on the revitalization of the City of Flint
  • Member of Eastern Michigan Springer Spaniel Association


  • University of Michigan-Flint as their Alumni of the Year: 2012
  • 2005 Conservationist of the Year by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs
  • 1996 Legislative Conservationist of the Year by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs
  • Michigan Manufacturing Association Legislative Advocate
  • Michigan Boating Industry 2007 Mayor’s Cup
  • East Michigan Environmental Council, Environmentalist of the Year: 1988
  • Audubon Society Legislature of the Year: 1989
  • Flint Chapter of Safari Club International Lifetime Achievement Award: 2011
  • Detroit News as one of Michigan’s Most Effective Legislators:1987-2002
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Saginaw Valley State University: 2005
  • Honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Central Michigan University: 2005


Contact our professional Lansing, Michigan lobbyists today:

Dodak Johnson & Associates, LLC
230 N. Washington Square, Suite 101
Lansing, Michigan 48933
(517) 708-2920

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