Meet Senator Joseph Bellino Jr.

Getting to know Joe

Sen. Joe Bellino has been a lifelong resident and community leader of Monroe County, from growing up there in the 1960s and 70s to representing it now. He is married to Peggy Bellino and they have three daughters and six grandkids.

Joe knows how hard work pays off, from growing up in a 25’x30′ cottage in Detroit Beach, to owning and operating a successful party store, Joe has worked every day to improve the lives of his family and the people of his community. It hasn’t always been easy, but Joe brings a unique outlook to the problems that southeast Michigan is experiencing.


Sen. Bellino was elected to the Michigan Senate in 2022, representing the 16th District, which includes most of Monroe, Lenawee and Hillsdale counties.

Public Office and Affiliations

Prior to being elected to the Senate, Bellino served three terms, from 2017 to 2022, in the Michigan House of Representatives, where he served as chair of the House Energy Committee and as a member of the Regulatory Reform, Agriculture, Local Government, and Rules and Competitiveness committees.

He also was a member of the Board of Trustees at Monroe County Community College for 15 years and served as board chair. Joe is a member of the Monroe Exchange Club, Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, NRA, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and Midwest independent Retailers Association, for which he previously served as chair.


Sen. Bellino is a graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School and Monroe County Community College.


Sen. Bellino has owned and operated Broadway Market for almost 23 years. Prior to that, he worked in the family beer and wine distributorship, Bellino’s Quality Beverage, until 1987, when he was given an opportunity to work for The Society of St. Vincent DePaul in Detroit. In 1993, Bellino joined the service team at Joe Lake Tire and Auto in Monroe, where he learned about running a small business.


Joe and his wife Peggy have three daughters, Mary (Derek Bezeau), Anne (Robbie Sullivan) and Meg (Craig Lutz), and six grandchildren. He is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and its choir.
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