Mike Mueller is a 1992 graduate of Linden High School. After high school he played a year of Junior “A” Hockey prior to enlisting in the United States Navy, where he served from 1993-1997, receiving several letters of commendation, medals, and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
After receiving an honorable discharge from the United States Navy, Mueller attended Eastern Michigan University. While at Eastern Michigan University Mueller was recognized for outstanding academic achievement in Criminology and Criminal Justice by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology. Additionally, he was the captain of the hockey team and an academic All American in the American Collegiate Hockey Association, graduating with honors, in August of 1999.
Following his graduation from EMU, Mueller attended the Washtenaw County Community College Police Academy where he was selected as the class Vice President and was awarded the “Outstanding Performance Award” by the Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement Standards, graduating in December of 1999.
After graduation from the police academy Mueller was a substitute teacher at Linden Schools until being hired by the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department in March of 2000. While at the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department Mueller served as a road patrol deputy and was also a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) receiving numerous awards and commendations. In September of 2005 Mueller traveled with several other deputies to New Orleans to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Towards New Horizons
In October of 2005 Mueller made the decision to resign from the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department and accept a position with the Livingston County Sheriff Department, where he currently serves. This decision was made after the death of his grandfather, William Mueller, the founder of Mueller’s Orchard. It was important to Mueller to continue the family farm that has been part of the Linden community since 1941.
During his time with the Livingston County Sheriff Department Mueller has served as a road patrol deputy, court deputy, and member of the Tactical Team where he has received numerous letters of commendations, awards, and most recently, the 2016 Field Services Deputy of the Year.
Mueller has dedicated most of his life to public service and looks forward to serving everyone in the 51st District of the Michigan House of Representatives.