LaBrandt, Bob

Attorney & Sr. VP MI Chamber of Commerce

Bob LaBrant

Bob LaBrant served the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for 34 years, heading the political and legal programs. He is known nationally for his help in organizing corporate, association and chamber political action committees. In addition, LaBrant has been active in the redistricting process in Michigan over the past four decades.

Throughout his career, LaBrant aggressively pursued campaign finance legislation, Department of State rulings, campaign finance complaints and political litigation. He was behind legislation that leveled the playing field between labor union PACs and corporate PACs.
In 2010, LaBrant successfully led the ballot question committee that opposed Proposal 1—the call for a new constitutional convention, which was defeated.

LaBrant has served on four transition teams: Governor-Elect John Engler (1990); Secretary of State-Elect Candice Miller (1994); Attorney General-Elect Mike Cox (2002); and Secretary of State-Elect Ruth Johnson (2010).

Interviewed by Bill Ballenger
94 Minutes, August 19, 2015