Eric Leutheuser

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Eric Leutheuser
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 58
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
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Eric Leutheuser is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 58. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014. Beginning in the 2015 session, Leutheuser serves as Majority Caucus Vice Chair.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Leutheuser served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce and Trade
Communications and Technology
Elections, Majority Vice Chair
Financial Liability Reform, Majority Vice Chair


Campaign themes


Leutheuser's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Seek creative and common sense solutions

  • Excerpt: "In business as well as in community service, I have demonstrated the temperament to gain the respect of people of all viewpoints and from all walks of life. I will be able to step into the work at hand in the legislature on “day one”, protecting our shared values while advancing common sense solutions."

Encourage economic growth and job creation

  • Excerpt: " Now is the time to continue and refine those policies that will attract and retain job providers. Because only more jobs can enhance our tax base, better fund our schools, infrastructure needs, and help us fulfill our promise to seniors and to our future generations, who deserve a chance to grow up and find good jobs right here in Michigan -- once one of the most prosperous states in the nation."

Help students, parents and teachers succeed

  • Excerpt: "All three have the same goal, really. We can help them succeed if we give our students safe environments, worthy material to learn and high expectations that they will do so. Parents will be our partners when we respect that they want the best for their children -- and when they take on the responsibility themselves that is needed to make that possible."

Fund road repairs with fairness and accountability

  • Excerpt: "The bottom line: Our infrastructure was built generations ago during a period of prosperity, and needs to be rebuilt during a time when more and more state resources are going elsewhere. Another fact: Further delays will only make our costs increase. So restoration must begin quickly, but deliberately, so as to be a fair as possible."

Keep agriculture strong

  • Excerpt: "Perhaps no other industry better displays the strength of our great state and people. Resilient, adaptive, open for new ideas while always honoring timeless virtues, agriculture is the foundation. It provides jobs that can’t be shipped away and the commerce that drives the entire economy. We need to be sure our hard-working Ag producers are able to compete fairly in the marketplace and their operations are not hamstrung by harmful policies."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Amaryllis Thomas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Seven challengers ran in the Republican primary; Eric Leutheuser came in first, with Tim Haberl following. Leutheuser defeated Thomas in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 58 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Leutheuser 71.5% 17,017
     Democratic Amaryllis Thomas 28.5% 6,786
Total Votes 23,803
Michigan House of Representatives, District 58 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Leutheuser 34.5% 3,252
Tim Haberl 24.9% 2,342
Brad Benzing 14.9% 1,407
Jeff Jacques 12.8% 1,202
Hal Nottingham 7.5% 704
Rochelle Ray 4.6% 430
Stephen Besson 0.9% 83
Total Votes 9,420



In 2014, Leutheuser's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • Small Business Association of Michigan
  • Farm Bureau AgriPac
  • Former Congressman Nick Smith
  • Mike Nye
  • Right to Life of Michigan[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kenneth Kurtz (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 58
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