Meisner was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. Since then he has become the Assistant Democratic Leader and the Vice-Chair of the House Commerce Committee and Ethics, Oversight and Campaign Finance Committee, and serving as a member of the Tax Policy Committee.
Meisner was awarded the "Rising Star Award" in 2005 from the 21st Century Democrats. Meisner is an advocate for easing restrictions on embryonic stem cell research.
After serving the maximum number of 3 terms in the State House under term limits, In November 2008, Meisner ran against the incumbent Oakland County Treasurer and won.
In September 2009, Governor Granholm named Meisner to the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority
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