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Ben Glardon
Ben Glardon.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 85
In office
January 1, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
High schoolCorunna High School
ProfessionLicensed Realtor
Office website
Campaign website
Ben Glardon is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 85 since January 1, 2011.

Glardon is a licensed Realtor and president of Glardon Auction Service.

Glardon graduated from Missouri Auction School.


Campaign themes

Glardon's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"Ben has fought for agriculture by sponsoring legislation that removed burdensome regulations. He also supported legislation that strengthened MAEAP environmental protection. Endorsed by Michigan Farm Bureau and Michigan Agri-Business Association."

Pro Life

  • Excerpt:"As State Representative Ben sponsored what is now Public Act 169 of 2011 of the Partial -Birth Abortion Ban. This defines criminal sentencing for those individuals who violate the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. Endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan."

Government Spending / Economy

  • Excerpt:"Ben's primary goal is to create an environment for job growth. That is why he supported eliminating the burdensome Michigan Business Tax and replacing it with a simple flat tax."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt:"Ben Glardon is a true believer in supporting our Second Amendment rights and protecting our hunting and angling heritage as Americans."

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Transportation and Infrastructure, Vice-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Glardon served on these committees:



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Glardon won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 85. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Paul Ray (D) and Matthew Shepard (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBen Glardon Incumbent 53.6% 23,185
     Democratic Paul Ray 39.9% 17,278
     Independent Matthew Shepard 6.5% 2,803
Total Votes 43,266


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Glardon won election to the District 85 Seat in 2010. He defeated Harold Kuisel, David Lazar, Dennis Rainwater and Jim Stechschulte in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Pamela Drake (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 85 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ben Glardon (R) 17,970
Pamela Drake (D) 11,059

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Glardon raised $70,614 in contributions. [3]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Farm Bureau $5,000
Shia County Republican Executive Cmte $2,850
Glardon, Ben $1,500

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Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

Ben Glardon received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]


Glardon and his wife Miriam have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Ball (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 85
Succeeded by