Rodney Wakeman

Biographical Information

Born: October 18, 1966 in Saginaw
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Johanna Wakeman
Children: Kayla
Education: 1984 graduate of Valley Lutheran High School, Saginaw; 1987 graduate of Delta College, University Center, MI, Liberal Arts, Pre-Morruary Science program; 1988 Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science, Detroit; Board certified by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards; Limited-Life Insurance Licensee (for prepaid funerals); Certified Funeral Service Practitioner; National Certified Bereavement Facilitator; Certified Crematory Operator; Member of the Michigan Mortuary Response Team (MI MORT); ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 certified.
Employment/Military Record: Co-owner of Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., Saginaw
Community Activities: Past president of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science Advisory Committee, president of Valley Lutheran High School Foundation, former chairman of VLHS Alumni Association Scholarship Committee, former member of the Lutheran Education Advancement Plan (LEAP) Implementation Team to advance Lutheran education, past president of the Saginaw Lions Club.
Religion: Protestant - Lutheran

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022)
Other Offices: Appointed twice by Governor Snyder to the Michigan Board Examiners in Mortuary Science, Michigan's funeral service licensing board; former Chairman.

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 97th District 2022
Primary Vote: 4,203 of 14,085 (29%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: ABC of Michigan PAC (general); Michigan Manufacturers Association, Right to Life of Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Great Lakes Education Project, Michigan Freedom Network,

Michigan House 94th District 2020
General Vote: 31,457 of 52,522 (59%)
Primary Vote: 10,022 of 10,022 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 94th District 2018
General Vote: 23,366 of 42,105 (55%)
Primary Vote: 5,760 of 12,798 (45%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Citizens for Traditional Values


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