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Inman, Larry (R)

State Representative District 104
Office: S1388 HOB
Term: 3rd
Phone: (517) 373-1766
Home Address: 8971 Crockett Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690
Seat Number: 15

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


05/15/2019 - Rep. Inman was removed from committees pending resolution of federal extortion and bribery charges. 

He was indicted the morning of May 15, 2019 on attempted extortion and bribery for allegedly exchanging money for voting "no" on the prevailing wage law initiative, according to the indictment filed in the U.S. District Court's Western Division.

Inman also is accused of making a false statement to an FBI agent. The charges are laid out here.

The indictment alleges Inman solicited money through text messages between June 3, 2018, and June 5, 2018, to a labor union and the Warren-based Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights.

According to the court filing, Inman texted a MRCCM representative in June 2018 that "Carpenters have been good" to him, and that they have "only 12 people to block it."

"You said all 12 will get $30,000 each to help there [sic] campaigns," he texted according to the complaint. "That did not happen, we will get a ton of pressure on this vote . . . People will not go down for $5,000, not that we dont [sic] appreciate it. Please get with all the trades by Monday . . . We never had this discussion, Larry."

Inman's arraignment date is not yet set. He faces up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted as charged.

Rep. Inman was first elected to the Michigan House in 2014 after emerging victorious from an eight-member GOP primary field.  In the general election, Inman faced off against Democrat Betsy Coffia, who he defeated with 54 percent of the vote.  


Rep. Inman is a retired vice president of Empire National Bank of Traverse City. 

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


Rep. Inman received his Associate of Science degree from Northwestern Michigan College and his Bachelor of Science from Northern Michigan University.

Rep. Inman received the Northwestern Michigan College Outstanding Alumni Award in 2005 and also received the Northern Michigan University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008.


Inman has spent the past twenty-plus years as a collector, historian and educator on Amelia Earhart. He is currently preparing for the first-ever national traveling museum exhibit on her life and disappearance using his original historic collection. He is currently working with an international group coordinating documentation to assist in the search of Earhart’s plane, which disappeared on July 2, 1937, in the South Pacific Ocean during her attempted around-the-world flight.


Rep. Inman serves on the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging, the County Veterans Affairs Board and the Central Dispatch Board.  Rep. Inman also sits on the State of Michigan's Community Corrections Board and the Northwestern Regional Airport Commission.  Rep. Inman served as a Grand Traverse County Commissioner from 1992 until he was elected to the House.


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