Dave Hildenbrand smiles at the camera

Don’t let the “aw, shucks” routine fool you; Dave Hildenbrand is a powerful presence. First elected in his twenties, he served fourteen years in the Michigan Legislature. He chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee in his final term, overseeing the state’s $60 billion budget. Legislators still return Dave’s calls even though he no longer has the power of life or death over their pet projects.

Dave represents clients on a variety of appropriations and non-profit issues, including Michigan Court Appointed Special Advocates, Kids’ Food Basket, and Launch Michigan.


  • Lowell, Michigan, home of the famed Lowell Showboat

Fun Facts

  • Dave is an avid hunter, and his birthday falls on the opening day of Michigan’s firearm deer season—November 15.
  • He plays so much beach volleyball that he built a sand court at his house, equipped with outdoor lights.

Media & Honors

  • Dave Hildenbrand helps “Keeps Live Music Alive” by securing state funding for struggling concert venues. Revue
  • Dave Hildenbrand joins Kelley Cawthorne, Crain’s Detroit Business


  • State Appropriations
  • Economic Development
  • Tax Policy
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Insurance
  • Health Care
  • State Budget
  • Outdoor Recreation and Tourism


  • State Senator, Chair of Senate Appropriations Committee
  • State Representative, House Minority Floor Leader
  • Chief of Staff to State Senator
  • Deputy Chief of Staff to Lieutenant Governor

Education & Community

  • Michigan State University