House Majority Floor Leader Ben Frederick

3 Terms
House District 85
153 C
Official Website

Biographical Information

Home Address: 600 North Water, Owosso, MI  48867
(989) 272-3413
Born: July 8, 1982 in Owosso
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: 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
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
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

Other Offices: Mayor of Owosso, 2009-2016; Owosso City Council 2007-09
Political Activities: Management of seven successful state-level campaigns since 2002.
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

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Rachel Hoekstra, Majority Floor Director/Sr. Legislative Adv.
Alexander Dempsey, Legislative Advisor
Jacob Duberville, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4040
PA 32
School Regulations
HB 4067
PA 12
HB 4082
PA 143
Administrative Board
HB 4118
Corrections Officers
HB 4166
HB 4316
Medication Aides
HB 5084
HB 5485
Online Marketplaces
HB 5604
Strategic Fund
HB 5648
No-Fault Auto Insurance
HB 5777
School Curriculum
HB 5779
Community College Appropriations
HB 5785
Higher Education Appropriations
HB 6129
Reconnect Grant Act
HR 1
House Rules
HR 2
Speaker Pro Tempore
HR 3
House Clerk
HR 4
Session Times
HR 5
House Session
HR 6
House Session
HR 41
People's Republic of China
HR 169
Federal Pell Grants
HCR 11
Legislative Schedule
HCR 15
Adjournment Resolution
HCR 18
Legislative Schedule
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