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Michael Webber

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Michael Webber
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 45
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
Office website
Campaign website
Michael Webber is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015
Criminal Justice
Energy Policy, Majority Vice Chair
Government Operations, Majority Vice Chair
Tax Policy


Campaign themes


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

Jobs & The Economy

  • Excerpt: "Focus on job retention/creation, economic growth & getting government out of the way – allowing Michigan to continue moving forward."

Budget for Our Priorities

  • Excerpt: "Education & Our Children; Improve Roads and Infrastructure; Strengthen Public Safety."

Tax Policy

  • Excerpt: "Fight for families to keep more of what they earn; Lower the cost to live and work in Michigan. Support rolling back Income Tax hike passed during the ‘lost decade.’"

Constituent Service

  • Excerpt: "Focus on Customer Service role of office, Tearing down the Barriers of Bureaucracy."

Part-time Legislature

  • Excerpt: "Support proposals to have a Part-time Legislature in Michigan, similar to a majority of states."



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. Joanna VanRaaphorst was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Michael Webber defeated Mark Avery and Lana Mangiapane in the Republican primary. Webber defeated VanRaaphorst in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 45 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Webber 56.2% 18,369
     Democratic Joanna VanRaaphorst 43.8% 14,336
Total Votes 32,705
Michigan House of Representatives, District 45 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Webber 46.5% 4,026
Mark Avery 42.7% 3,702
Lana Mangiapane 10.8% 939
Total Votes 8,667



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

  • L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive
  • Michael Bouchard, Oakland County Sheriff
  • Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills
  • Jeffrey T. Cuthbertson, Mayor of Rochester
  • Michael J. Gingell, Oakland County Commission, Chair
  • Jeff Matis, Oakland County Commission, Vice Chair
  • Robert Gosselin, Oakland County Commissioner
  • Stuart A. Bikson, Rochester Mayor Pro Tem
  • Kim Russell, Rochester City Councilwoman
  • Rob Ray, Rochester City Councilman
  • Greg Hooper, Rochester Hills City Council President
  • Mark Tisdel, Rochester Hills City Councilman
  • Adam Kochenderfer, Rochester Hills City Councilman
  • Stephanie Morita, Rochester Hills City Councilwoman
  • Kevin S. Brown, Rochester Hills City Councilman
  • Thomas W. Wiggins, Rochester Hills City Councilman
  • Chris Barnett, Orion Township Supervisor
  • The Detroit News
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom McMillin (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 45
Succeeded by