State Representative Peter Pettalia was killed in a motorcycle accident.
The Republican from Presque Isle was first elected to the State House in 2010.
Governor Rick Snyder posted condolences on his Facebook page.
The Michigan Republicans (MRP) released a statement as well.
“Representative Pettalia was a tremendous public servant during his far too short time in the Michigan House. He was a tireless advocate for the people of his district and their interests in Lansing. His commitment to his constituents cannot be overstated. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”