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Wakeman, Rodney (R)State Representative District 94
Rep. Wakeman was first elected to the House on Nov. 6, 2018 when he defeatd Democrat Dave ADAMS by securing 55.4 percent of the vote.
Wakeman came out on top that August of a three candidate field by securing 45 percent of the primary vote.
Wakeman is the co-owner of Wakeman Funeral Home, a 107-year-old family business.
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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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