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Rochelle Ray

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Rochelle Ray
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 58
Campaign website
Rochelle Ray was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 58 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Ray's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Protecting Our Constitution

  • Excerpt: "As citizens of Michigan and the United States with have the rights as free individuals to live our life as we so wish. Our constitution protects these rights and liberties from a government would whittle away these rights. I stand for the freedoms of the individual and not those who wish to govern for the sake of power."

Traditional Marriage

  • Excerpt: "For generations marriage has been understood as an institution between one man and one woman. Our society has a strong interest and responsibility to protect this institution as created."


  • Excerpt: "All human life is special. Life should be protected from conception to natural death."

Strong Education for All

  • Excerpt: "All students deserve the right to choose the best education for them. We must support education options that cater to individual student needs. Our state must support quality choices in education no matter the type of delivery."

Supporting Agriculture

  • Excerpt: "Agriculture is the second largest industry in the state of Michigan. It is a growing force in our state and has helped Michigan recover from the economic downturnsin the past decade. The agriculture industry has proven through practice that they care for the environment, livestock and people of the state of Michigan. The agriculture sector deserves a regulatory free environment to help compete on the world stage."



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.[3][4][1][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, Ray's endorsements included:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[6]

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