Paul Mitchell (politician)

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Paul Mitchell
Paul Mitchell official congressional photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 10th district
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2021
Preceded byCandice Miller
Succeeded byLisa McClain
Personal details
Born(1956-11-14)November 14, 1956
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedAugust 15, 2021(2021-08-15) (aged 64)
Dryden Township, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyIndependent (2020–2021)
Other political
affiliations
Republican (before 2020)
Spouse(s)
Sherry Mitchell (m. 2008)
Children6
EducationMichigan State University (BA)
Net worth$37.7 million (2018)[1]

Paul Mitchell III (November 14, 1956 – August 15, 2021) was an American businessman and politician. He was a U.S. Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district from 2017 until 2021. He first ran for congress in 2014, but lost the Republican nomination.

In July 2019, Mitchell announced he would not run for a third term in Congress because he wanted to spend more time with his family.[2]

Mitchell was a member of the Republican Party until he left the party in December 2020 because of President Donald Trump's remarks that the 2020 presidential election was stolen and rigged.[3]

In June 2021, Mitchell announced he had been diagnosed with stage-4 kidney cancer.[4] He died from the disease on August 15, 2021 in Dryden Township, Michigan at the age of 64.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ranking the Net Worth of the 115th". Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  2. Spangler, Todd (July 24, 2019). "Rep. Paul Mitchell won't run again, complains of 'rhetoric and vitriol' in Washington". Detroit Free Press.
  3. "READ: Rep. Paul Mitchell's letter quitting the GOP, fearing 'long-term harm to our democracy' with its support for Trump's actions". CNN. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  4. "Former Rep. Paul Mitchell announces renal cancer diagnosis". Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  5. Ex-Rep. Paul Mitchell dies. He quit GOP over its refusal to accept Trump's defeat