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Mike was born in Colesburg where he was raised by his parents, Ed and Sylvia Breitbach. After graduating from Loras College in Dubuque with an Accounting and Business degree, he worked in corporate accounting and became a co-founder of Trans Star Trucking Co. Not long after the creation of Trans Star Trucking Co., an opportunity presented itself for Mike to become an insurance agent with Smith Insurance which then led to a position as a partner in the agency. Mike is also a partner in Swales Precast Inc. These businesses have enabled him to gain a wide variety of experience in the workings of small business. He has become skilled in managing finances; understanding the needs of small businesses and the challenges presented by our current economic situation; as well as working with other business entities and individuals.

Mike has been a volunteer firefighter on the Strawberry Fire Department for 27 years and 22 years as a volunteer EMT. Mike also assists with music ministry at St. Mary's Catholic church and serves on several boards.

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Breitbach Family
Mike and Theresa Breitbach have been married for 34 years and reside in Strawberry Point. They have four children; Tony, Matthew, Bridget, and Katherine.