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Stephen Besson
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 58
(dead link) Campaign website
Stephen Besson was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 58 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


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

Economy and Regulations

  • Excerpt: "Regulations have restricted growth in the economy, innovation, and inventions. Often times, regulations only benefit a few corporations while punishing thousands of small businesses. Protection of small businesses and the removal of restrictive regulations can help pave the way to a free market and robust economy."


  • Excerpt: "The government has increasingly infringed upon parents rights to decide how and what their students should be taught. Mandated curriculums, teaching methods, and regulations have hindered teachers and students abilities in our schools."

Faith and the United States Constitution

  • Excerpt: "Although a majority of people in this country believe in a God, many are being persecuted by those who are intolerant of any belief in God. Our government must stay out of religious institutions and the prohibition of belief and support free exercise of religion."

Limited Government

  • Excerpt: "The government has used lies, sophistry, and unprecedented reasoning to improperly apply regulations which are not within its authority. In this process the government has attempted to ignore the First, Second, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments of the United States Constitution. The government needs to return to its proper role in protecting our liberties."

Pro Life

  • Excerpt: "Life begins at conception. Our government needs to fulfill its role in protecting the life of its citizens; instead of preying upon the helpless and innocent. We need to fight for the life of others, regardless of which stage it manifests itself."



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, Besson's endorsements included:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[6]

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