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Adam Zemke
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 55
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
ProfessionAutomotive engineer
Office website
Campaign website
Adam Zemke is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Zemke earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the College of Engineering at Michigan State University. His professional experience includes working as an automotive engineer.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Zemke served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012


Campaign themes


On his website, Zemke voiced support for increased investment in transportation, Medicare, autism and mental health treatment, green industry, urban revitalization, and education. He expressed himself as being pro-choice, in support of same-sex marriage, and in opposition of denying benefits to same-sex partners.[2]



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Zemke won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 55. He defeated Andrea Brown-Harrison in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Owen Diaz (R) and David A. McMahon (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Zemke 64.5% 26,197
     Republican Owen Diaz 32.1% 13,029
     Green David McMahon 3.5% 1,415
Total Votes 40,641

Michigan House of Representatives, District 55 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Zemke 61.7% 3,439
Andrea Brown-Harrison 38.3% 2,133
Total Votes 5,572

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Zemke is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Zemke raised a total of $52,471 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[5]

Adam Zemke's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 55 Won $52,471
Grand Total Raised $52,471


Zemke won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Zemke raised a total of $52,471.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Adam Zemke's campaign in 2012
Zemke, Adam$5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,000
Michigan Health & Hospital Association$1,500
Michigan Education Association$1,000
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$52,471
Source: Follow the Money


Zemke has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Olson (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 55
2013 – Present
Succeeded by