Dick DeVos is a leader in public policy in Michigan and around the country. He was Michigan’s Republican candidate for Governor in 2006 and currently serves on the board of the West Michigan Policy Forum, a group that advocates for a business climate that fosters job creation and opportunities, and the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.

Dick believes in supporting public policy that advances ideas rooted in free-market capitalism, individual freedom, and opportunity. He published a New York Times best-selling book “Rediscovering American Values” in 1997 where he discusses the values needed to nurture the foundation of freedom and provide that foundation for the next generation to build upon.

In Michigan, Dick supports public policy efforts that help create jobs and opportunities so that the state can become a top 10 state in the nation. After Michigan suffered the worst effects of the Great Recession, Dick helped lead the passage of the Freedom to Work effort in 2012 to improve Michigan’s competitive climate and create more economic opportunity for all workers.

Dick is also a leader in education policy. In 1990, he was elected to the Michigan State Board of Education. Today, he and his wife, Betsy, are leading advocates for education freedom, allowing parents to choose the education option that works best for their child.