Lorence Wenke

Biographical Information

Born: October 9, 1945 in Kalamazoo
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Nancy
Children: Lisa Ambrosio and Reverend Jeff Wenke
Education: Kalamazoo Christian High School 1963 Western Michigan University BA of Business 1967
Employment/Military Record: Westinghouse Electric Corporation Wenke Greenhouses 52 years House of Representatives for six years in Michigan Michigan Growers Products for 42 years
Community Activities: Former Director, Bedding Plants International, Inc. Member, Community Correction Advisory Board Former Deacon, Haven Reformed Church and North Park Reformed Church Member, Kalamazoo Christian School Association Development Council Chairman and Member, Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners Member, Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce Member, Kalamazoo County Council of Governments Member, Kalamazoo County Park Commission Member, Kalamazoo County Republican Executive Committee Member, Kalamazoo County Park Commission Member, Kalamazoo County Republican Executive COmmittee Member, Kalamazoo Rotary Club Former Director and Current Member, Kalamazoo Valley Plant Growers Cooperative Director, Michigan Grower Products Director, Ohio Florists Association Member, Richland Bible Church Member, Gull Lake United Methodist Church Galesburg Downtown Development Authority Youth for Christ
Religion: Protestant

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2008)
Other Offices: Kalamazoo County Commissioner 1994-2002 (chairman for three years) Michigan House of Representatives from 2003-2008 Sought Michigan Senate seat in 2014

Elections and Political Participation

U.S. House 4th District 2022
General Vote: 8,478 of 338,348 (2%)

Michigan Senate 20th District 2018
General Vote: 5,274 of 113,997 (4%)
Primary Vote: 202 of 202 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

U.S. House 6th District 2016
General Vote: 16,248 of 329,487 (4%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan Senate 20th District 2014
General Vote: 7,171 of 80,400 (8%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan Senate 20th District 2014

Michigan Senate 20th District 2010
Primary Vote: 8,371 of 29,633 (28%)

Michigan House 63rd District 2006
General Vote: 21,261 of 38,610 (55%)
Primary Vote: 4,714 of 8,992 (52%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 63rd District 2004
General Vote: 28,181 of 47,904 (58%)
Primary Vote: 6,166 of 12,242 (50%)

Michigan House 63rd District 2002
General Vote: 18,093 of 32,011 (56%)
Primary Vote: 5,562 of 10,364 (53%)

Political Activities: Libertarian Party membership for 12 years

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