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Rob VerHeulen

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Rob VerHeulen
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 74
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
Prior offices
Mayor of Walker
2001 - 2012
High schoolCreston High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan
J.D.Wayne State University Law School
Place of birthGrand Rapids, Michigan
Office website
Campaign website
Rob VerHeulen is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 74. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012


Campaign themes


VerHeulen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "The protection of life, including the unborn, elderly and infirm."
  • Excerpt: "The second amendment and the right to bear arms"
  • Excerpt: "The protection of our liberties and freedom from unnecessary restrictions on personal freedom and commerce."
  • Excerpt: "The role of the family as the basic unit of society."
  • Excerpt: "Efforts to balance the State budget without tax increases."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Verheulen won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 74. He defeated Steve Maas in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Richard C. Erdman (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 74, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob VerHeulen 65.5% 27,406
     Democratic Richard Erdman 34.5% 14,406
Total Votes 41,812
Michigan House of Representatives, District 74 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon VerHeulen 57.8% 4,563
Steve Maas 42.2% 3,334
Total Votes 7,897


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

VerHeulen was a Republican candidate for District 86 in the Michigan House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections. VerHeulen was defeated by Lisa Lyons in the Republican primary on August 3, 2010.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for VerHeulen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, VerHeulen raised a total of $112,503 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[3]

Rob VerHeulen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 74 Won $62,900
2010 Michigan State House, District 86 Defeated $49,603
Grand Total Raised $112,503


VerHeulen won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, VerHeulen raised a total of $62,900.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rob VerHeulen's campaign in 2012
VerHeulen, Rob$10,000
Meijer, Inc.$2,500
Michigan Health & Hospital Association$1,500
Michigan McDonald's Operators Association$1,250
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$1,100
Total Raised in 2012$62,900
Source: Follow the Money


VerHeulen lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, VerHeulen raised a total of $62,900.

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Preceded by
David Agema (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 74
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