From 2000 to 2006 Drolet served in the Michigan House of Representatives. Drolet also served as a Macomb County, Michigan county commissioner from 1999-2000.
In the 2006 election he acted as state-wide Chair of the successful Michigan Civil Rights Initiative. The Michigan Civil Rights Initiative used the petition process to place a state constitutional amendment (Proposal 2 of November, 2006) before voters that prohibits governments in Michigan from discriminating against, or giving preferential treatment to, any citizen on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of government hiring, contracting, or state university admissions. The amendment was approved by 58% of voters despite the fact that proponents were heavily outspent in the campaign by opponents who supported race-based government preference programs.
During his final term in the state legislature, Drolet co-authored a state constitutional amendment that prohibited governments in Michigan from using their power of eminent domain to seize citizens private property and turn it over to new owners for their private use. This proposed amendment was Proposal 4 in the November, 2006 election and was overwhelmingly adopted by voters.
He currently serves as Chair of the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance as well as a County Commissioner for Macomb County, Michigan. He is also Treasurer of Michigan Recalls who are seeking the recalls of several state legislators for their vote in favor of a tax increase during Michigan's budget crisis in 2007.
DROLET HENCHMEN ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF FRAUD IN DILLON RECALL ATTEMPT; TWO MEN WERE SUPERVISED BY LEON DROLET DURING ALLEGED CRIMES.
Dec 23, 2009; LANSING, MI -- The following information was released by the Michigan Democratic Party: Two men have been arrested on two felony...