Ben Frederick

Biographical Information

Born: July 8, 1982 in Owosso
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Lydia
Children: Devlin (11) and Katie (9)
Education: Owosso Public Schools, Michigan State University, Liberty University - BS - Interdisciplinary Studies
Employment/Military Record: State Representative 2017-present; legislative aide, Rep. Joel Johnson 2011-2016; chief of staff, Sen. Roger Kahn, M.D. 2007-2011; campaign staff and legislative aide, Rep. Dave Robertson 2002-2007
Community Activities: Shiawassee Farm Bureau, 14-year member; Shiawassee and Saginaw Right to Life Chapters; Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2012 Citizen of the Year; National Rifle Association - Life Member; Shiawassee Conservation Association; Welcome Home Veterans, Inc; MCRGO; Friends of the Shiawassee River
Religion: Evangelical Presbyterian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House Majority Floor Leader (1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022)
House (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2022)
Other Offices: Mayor of Owosso, 2009-2016; Owosso City Council 2007-09

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 85th District 2020
General Vote: 32,833 of 50,327 (65%)
Primary Vote: 10,685 of 10,685 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 85th District 2018
General Vote: 23,692 of 38,344 (61%)
Primary Vote: 9,792 of 9,792 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPac, ABC of Michigan PAC, Great Lakes Education Project, Michigan Freedom Network, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Realtors

Michigan House 85th District 2016
General Vote: 24,683 of 43,906 (56%)
Primary Vote: 5,690 of 8,766 (64%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPac Committee, Right to Life of Michigan (joint endorsement with one other candidate in Republican primary), Michigan Manufacturers Association, Michigan Agri-Business Association AGRI-BIZ PAC, MiBank PAC

Political Activities: Management of seven successful state-level campaigns since 2002.

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