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Whiteford, Mary (R)

State Representative District 80
Office: N1099 HOB
Term: 3rd
Phone: (517) 373-0836
Email: MaryWhiteford@house.mi.gov
Home Address:
Website: http://gophouse.org/representatives/southwest/whiteford/
Seat Number: 25
Standing Committees: Appropriations(VC), Health Policy
Subcommittees: Health & Human Services(C), Joint Capital Outlay
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


POLITICAL CAREER

Rep. Whiteford was first elected to the House on March 8, 2016, by winning a special election following the expulsion of former Rep. Cindy GAMRAT of Allegan.  

In 2020, Whiteford won her third term in the Michigan House by defeating Nevin P. COOPER-KEEL in the August primary 81.2% to 18.74%.  Whiteford defeated her general election opponent, Democrat Debbie BOURGOIS with a margin of 66.5% to 31.5%.  

In 2018, Whiteford won her second term when she ran unopposed in the GOP August primary.  In the 2018 general election, she defeated Mark LUDWIG 63.6% to 36.3% in 80th House district.  In the last two cycles, Whiteford has exceeded the district's 61.1% GOP district base vote.  

She ran unsuccessfuly in 2014 for the House seat, she later followed Gamrat into.  

WORK EXPERIENCE

Whiteford worked in a pediatric neurosurgery unit before working in a pediatric emergency unit. In 1997 she started an accounting business with her husband Kevin, and they now run their own financial planning firm. 

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

EDUCATION

Rep. Whiteford earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University. 

PERSONAL

Rep. Whiteford is a native of Cary, Illinois, and is the oldest of four children.  She and her husband have four adult children. 

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Rep. Whiteford is a former member of the Michigan Women's Commission.  

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Adam Erber

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