LANSING, Mich., June 3, 2021 – It was revealed today that Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) has strong business ties to China through his company Orbitform, of which he is the owner and founder. In response, House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) issued the following statement:


“For years, Mike Shirkey has blocked and fought increased transparency measures for elected leaders, and now thanks to the Metro Times, we know why. This is the height of hypocrisy, and Mike Shirkey owes the public a full explanation and accounting of his secret business dealings in China. We know Shirkey’s business has taken Paycheck Protection Program loans from the federal government while stating people in Michigan just need to suffer through. House Democrats have championed increased transparency time and time again, only to find stubborn resistance in the Senate from Mike Shirkey, now exposed for cashing in on business deals in China.”