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Chatfield, Lee (R)

State Representative District 107
Office: 164 CB
Term: 3rd
Phone: (517) 373-2629
Email: LeeChatfield@house.mi.gov
Home Address: 2481 U.S. 31 N, Levering, MI 49755
Website: http://gophouse.org/representatives/northernmi/chatfield/
Seat Number: 5
Standing Committees: Legislative Council(C), House Fiscal Agency Governing Committee(VC)
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


POLITICAL CAREER

Rep. Chatfield was first elected to the House in 2014 when he defeated Democrat Jim Page in the general election 61 to 39 percent.  During the general election, Chatfield successfully challenged then-Rep. Frank Foster of Pellston, making him the only candidate in 2014 legislative elections to unseat an incumbent.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Representative Chatfield served as a full-time high school teacher, coach and athletic director at his alma mater, Northern Michigan Christian Academy in Burt Lake.

To read MIRS biography of Rep. Chatfield, click here.

EDUCATION

Rep. Chatfield earned his Bachelor of Science degree in History Education from Northland International University. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from Liberty University.

PERSONAL

He was born and raised in Northern Michigan and is a high school graduate of Northern Michigan Christian Academy. He married his high school sweetheart Stephanie in 2008 and they live in Levering with their four children – three sons and a daughter.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Rep. Chatfield and his family are active members in their local church and he serves his community in various ways. He is a member of Right to Life of Michigan, National Rifle Association, Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners and Michigan Farm Bureau. Lee has coached several community teams and hosts summer sports camps for his high school and local athletic associations.

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Rob Minard
rminard@house.mi.gov

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