Ronald Weiser

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Ron Weiser
Chairman of the Michigan Republican State Committee
In office
February 2009 – January 2011
Preceded bySaul Anuzis
Succeeded byRobert "Bobby" Schostak
4th United States Ambassador to Slovakia
In office
November 26, 2001 – December 19, 2004
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Eileen Weiser
ChildrenThree
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
 
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Ron Weiser
Chairman of the Michigan Republican State Committee
In office
February 2009 – January 2011
Preceded bySaul Anuzis
Succeeded byRobert "Bobby" Schostak
4th United States Ambassador to Slovakia
In office
November 26, 2001 – December 19, 2004
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Eileen Weiser
ChildrenThree
Alma materUniversity of Michigan

Ron Weiser was the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, elected to that office in February 2009.[1] Weiser is a 1966 BBA graduate of the University of Michigan.

Career[edit]

He previously served as Ambassador to Slovakia under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005.[2]

Political Influence[edit]

Weiser, along with philanthropist and founder of Amway, Dick DeVos and MIGOP Chairman Robert Schostak, was one of the primary architects of the "Freedom to Work" legislation enacted by the Michigan legislature in December 2012.

At a 2012 Tea Party meeting, Weiser—referring to people of color in Detroit—was quoted as saying, "Secondly, no Coleman Young machine. No Kwame Kilpatrick machine. There is no Dave Bing machine. There's no machine to go to the pool halls and the barbershops and put those people on buses, and then bus them from precinct to precinct where they vote multiple times ... And there's no machine to get 'em to stop playing pool and drinking beer in the pool hall. And it does make a difference."[3]

Weiser is currently running for a seat on the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ann Arbor businessman Ron Weiser elected state GOP party chairman". mlive. 21 February 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ronald Weiser". Council of American Ambassadors. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Top Republican official Ron Weiser's comments about Detroit on videotape are causing a stir".