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Frederick, Ben (R)

State Representative District 85
Office: S1189 HOB
Term: Second
Phone: (517) 373-0841
Home Address: 600 North Water, Owosso, MI 48867
Seat Number: 30
Standing Committees: Health Policy(VC), Select Committee On Reducing Car Insurance Rates, Energy, Insurance
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


Rep. Ben Frederick was elected to his first term as state representative in November 2016. Since 2007 Rep. Frederick served on the Owosso City Council and was the city’s youngest mayor, holding that office for seven years.


Prior to his election to the Legislature in 2016, Rep. Frederick served as a legislative staff member for 14 years in both the Michigan House and Senate, including time as chief of staff to former state Sen. Roger Kahn.

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


He received a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University.


He and his wife, Lydia, have two children and live in the City of Owosso.


Rep. Frederick is active in Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity, Welcome Home Veterans Inc., the Friends of the Shiawassee River, and the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce. He was named a Chamber Citizen of the Year in 2012 and a “Champion for Life” by The Pregnancy Resource Center of Shiawassee County in 2015.


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