State Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) and Sen. Mike Kowall (R-White Lake) can add perfect attendance to their 2012 accomplishments — or, at least, a perfect voting record.
The nonpartisan vote-tracking website michiganvotes.org — which compiles the voting histories of lawmakers in the Michigan House and Senate — noted that Eileen Kowall did not miss one of the House's 904 votes in 2012; and Mike Kowall voted in all of the Senate's 1082 votes.
Eileen Kowall represents Michigan’s 44th District, which includes White Lake and Highland. State representatives are elected for two-year terms and are limited to three terms.
Mike Kowall represents Michigan's 15th District, which includes both White Lake and Highland. State senators are elected for four-year terms and are limited to two terms.
Michiganvotes.org notes that missed votes by legislators may be due to illness, family emergencies, or other good reasons. In addition, members of the House and Senate majority and minority leadership teams are sometimes required to be off the floor during votes.