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Matthew Wiedenhoeft (Michigan)

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Matthew Wiedenhoeft
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 89
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Bachelor'sBaker College
Master'sDavenport University, 2013
Place of birthFort Wayne, Indiana
ProfessionPALANO Consulting, Founder
Campaign website
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Matthew Wiedenhoeft was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 89 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]

Wiedenhoeft was a potential 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Michigan. He declined to file for the election.[2]


Wiedenhoeft attended Muskegon Community College but chose to pursue professional hockey rather than finish school. After his decision to retire from playing hockey, he returned to school. Wiedenhoeft earned his BBA in Accounting from Baker College. He went on to receive his MBA in Strategic Management from Davenport University in 2013. In 2012, Wiedenhoeft founded PALANO Consulting, a startup, sports and small business-consulting firm. He is also currently an academic coach and adjunct instructor at Davenport University.[3]


Campaign themes


Wiedenhoeft listed the following issues on his campaign website:[4]

  • Protect our Civil Liberties
  • Restore the Constitution
  • Protect 2nd amendment rights
  • Fight to Reduce the national Debt and Spending
  • Work for a balanced federal budget
  • Battle for legitimate healthcare reform
  • Improve national defense
  • Ensure Veterans Have A Support System & Benefits



Michigan House

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. Don Bergman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Amanda Price defeated Matthew Wiedenhoeft in the Republican primary. Price defeated Bergman in the general election.[5][6][7][8]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 89 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Price Incumbent 67.9% 21,805
     Democratic Don Bergman 32.1% 10,316
Total Votes 32,121
Michigan House of Representatives, District 89 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Price Incumbent 75.1% 6,372
Matthew Wiedenhoeft 24.9% 2,113
Total Votes 8,485

U.S. Senate

See also: United States Senate elections in Michigan, 2014

Wiedenhoeft was a possible candidate for the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Michigan. Wiedenhoeft failed to file for the Republican nomination in the primary on August 5, 2014.

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