Mike France is a former four term State Representative representing the 42nd District, which includes most of Ledyard, all of Preston and a portion of the Uncasville and Oakdale sections of Montville. The son of a career Naval officer, Mike resided in several locations before settling in Southern California in 1971. After graduating from Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego, he enlisted in the Navy in 1981 and served as an Interior Communications Electrician in USS GUITARRO (SSN 665), completing one Western Pacific and Indian Ocean deployment. After being awarded an ROTC scholarship, Mike attended the University of Southern California, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987.
In November 2011, Mike was elected to the Ledyard Town Council and assigned to serve as the Chair of the Finance Committee. During his tenure, he also served the residents of Ledyard as the Town Council Liaison to the Permanent Municipal Building Committee, Historic District Commission, Conservation Commission and Pension Board.
Mike lives in Gales Ferry with his wife, Heather. They have six children: Brandon, Annemarie, Laurel, Marguerite, Brittney and Frederick; and four grandchildren. His interests include tennis, golf and genealogy.