Senator Phil Pavlov Honored with AKC Legislator of the Year Award

On behalf of dog owners from across the state of Michigan, members of the St. Clair Kennel Club presented Senator Phil Pavlov with the AKC Legislator of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication to the well-being of dogs. Senator Pavlov represents Michigan’s 25th State Senate District, which includes Huron, Sanilac, and St. Clair counties as well as Armada, Memphis, New Baltimore and Richmond in Macomb County.

Senator Pavlov was nominated for the award by the Michigan Association for Pure-Bred Dogs (MAPBD). The presentation was made during group competition at the St. Clair Kennel Club dog show on September 17, 2016 in Goodells, MI.

“Senator Pavlov recognizes that good dog breeders are experts on dog care, and we appreciate his willingness to work with us on legislative issues,” said Kim Cochran, First Vice President of MAPBD.

The James S. Holt Memorial Award for Promotion of Responsible Dog Ownership in Legislation, also known as the Legislator of the Year award, is a memorial to the late Dr. James S. Holt, who served for 17 years as the AKC's federal legislative consultant, participated in the sport of purebred dogs for more than 40 years, and served as an AKC Delegate and Board member.

The award was established to honor legislators who demonstrate a commitment to promoting responsible dog ownership, the well-being of dogs, and protect the rights of dog owners, exhibitors, and responsible breeders.