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Wakeman, Rodney (R)State Representative District 94
In December 2020, Rep. Wakeman was one of 15 Michigan lawmakers who signed onto a lawsuit brought by the state of Texas challenging Michigan's election results in hopes of overturning President-elect Joe BIDEN's victory.
Rep. Wakeman was first elected to the House on Nov. 6, 2018 when he defeatd Democrat Dave ADAMS by securing 55.4% of the vote.
Wakeman came out on top that August of a three candidate field by securing 45% of the primary vote.
He won his second term in 2020 by running unopposed in the August primary. In the November 2020 general election, Wakeman easily defeated Democrat Demond L. TIBBS 59.8% to 40.1%.
Wakeman is the co-owner of Wakeman Funeral Home, a 107-year-old family business.
To read MIRS biography of Rep. Wakeman, click here.
He is a 1998 graduate of Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science and is Detroit Board-certified by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.
He was appointed in 2011 and 2015 by former Gov. Rick SNYDER to the State Licensing Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science and served as chair from 2015 to 2018.
He is also president of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association and has served on the leadership board in various capacities for 25 years.
He is president of Valley Lutheran High School Foundation.
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