Pam Faris

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Pam Faris
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 48
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
High schoolPowers Catholic High School
Associate'sMott Community College
Bachelor'sBaker College
Place of birthFlint, Michigan
ProfessionPolitical activist
Office website
Pam Faris is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 48. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Faris earned her associate's degree at Mott Community College and her bachelor's degree from Baker College. Now retired, her professional experience includes working at Fisher Body and in the justice system as a case coordinator and jury coordinator.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Faris won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 48. She defeated Patrick F. Gleason and Stephen M. Kennedy in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Jeffrey Woolman (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPam Faris 63.8% 27,013
     Republican Jeffrey Woolman 36.2% 15,344
Total Votes 42,357

Michigan House of Representatives, District 48 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPam Faris 43.3% 3,936
Patrick Gleason 43% 3,912
Stephen Kennedy 13.7% 1,243
Total Votes 9,091

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Faris is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Faris raised a total of $60,218 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[3]

Pam Faris's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 48 Won $60,218
Grand Total Raised $60,218


Faris won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Faris raised a total of $60,218.


Faris met her husband, John Cherry, through political work. Cherry is a former Lieutenant Governor, state representative, and state senator. They have two grown children and one grandchild. Faris has been a member of the Mott Community College Board of Trustees.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Hammel (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 48
Succeeded by