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. As the second member of our informal “Dave Caucus,” he’s known affectionately as “Hildy.”

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Michigan State University