Michael is a lifelong resident of the 20th legislative district and is serving in his tenth term. As a full-time legislator, he is the spokesperson on both the Healthcare Licenses and Veterans Affairs Committees. Additionally, Michael is a member of Appropriations on Public Safety, Healthcare Availability Access, Museums & Cultural Enhancement, Public Utilities, and the Tourism & Conventions House Committees.

He was chosen by Secretary of State Jesse White to serve on the prestigious Traffic Safety Advisory Committee. Michael has led the charge to pass legislation to support public safety, military and veterans, education and economic development.

Michael has been honored by numerous organizations for his unwavering commitment and service to his constituents including the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, Illinois Crime Commission, New Horizon School for the Developmentally Disabled, Illinois Committee of Blind Vendors, Illinois Athletic Trainers Association and Illinois Park Districts.

McAuliffe graduated from Holy Cross High School and attended Triton College. He lives in the 41st ward in the City of Chicago where he serves as the Republican Committeeman. Michael is married and the proud father of two young children.