A lifelong resident of Macomb and a resident of Chesterfield Twp. since 1998, Pamela Hornberger currently serves as the State Representative for the 32nd House district. In January 2021 she was elected by her colleagues to serve as Speaker Pro-Tempore for the current 2021-22 legislative session. She currently has the honor of serving as the chairwoman of the House Education Policy committee for a second term. Representative Hornberger also serves on the House Appropriations Committee, the sub-committee on School Aid and the Department of Education, and the Legislative Council. She has experience serving on the committees on Judiciary, Health Policy, and Commerce and Trade.
Representing the citizens of Macomb and St. Clair counties in the legislature, Representative Hornberger has been consistently ranked as one of the most conservative legislators in Michigan by Americans for Prosperity, and the American Conservative Union. She has received recognition for her tireless advocacy for small businesses and school choice. Recently earning the “Guardian of Small Business” award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
Prior to joining the legislature, Pamela taught for 23 years in the East China School District in St. Clair County. She was elected in 2010, and served six years on the L'Anse Creuse Public Schools Board of Education. During her tenure serving on the board of education she focused on transparency and accountability, always putting students and families first and working to provide the best possible education for our community.
In 2014, Pamela was appointed by Governor Snyder to serve as the Regional Representative for the Selective Services Board. She is the past Chairperson of the Michigan Association of School Boards Legal Trust Fund and the past secretary of the Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County.
Representative Hornberger earned a master’s degree in education administration from Saginaw Valley State University. Her teaching certification is from Wayne State University. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University in 1991. Prior to college Pamela worked at Metrics Unlimited Inc., an industrial tool supply started by her parents in 1973.
By far Rep. Hornberger’s greatest accomplishment is her daughter who is currently studying chemical engineering at Kettering University.