1965 – Born in Livonia, Michigan on the 22nd of August.
1983 – Graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School, Redford.
1987 – Received a B.A. from the University of Detroit.
1992 – He had a private law practice before being elected to the Wayne County Commission.
1998 – McCotter was elected to the Michigan State Senate as a Republican.
2002 – McCotter helped design the U.S. Congressional district from which he was elected for the 108th Congress.
2004 – He was re-elected in the Congressional elections and the 2006 midterm elections.
2005 – In December, McCotter joined with several other Congressmen to form the Second Amendments, a bipartisan rock and country band set to play for United States troops stationed overseas over the Holiday season.
2006 – McCotter was selected by the House Republican Caucus to head the Republican Policy Committee.
2007 – In May, House Minority Leader John Boehner labeled an effort by House Democrats to stop energy price gouging "as pointless political pandering," according to the Washington Post."Boehner leads effort to polish GOP brand