Rochester Hills Councilman, Michael Webber announces candidacy for State Representative

Michael_Webber_smallMichael Webber, who has served as Vice President of the Rochester Hills City Council for the past two years and has served on the council for six years, announced today that he will be a Republican candidate for State Representative in 2014 in the 45th House District. The district – which is currently represented by term limited State Representative Tom McMillin – includes the cities of Rochester Hills and Rochester and a portion of the Charter Township of Oakland.

“Michigan is beginning to recover from the lost decade. I want to be a part of that recovery. My candidacy will focus on ways that we can work together to move our state forward,” said Webber. “As a legislative staff person, I have seen what works and what hasn’t. I learned a lot about the budget and legislative policies that will prove valuable in a term-limited environment. As a city councilman, I have a proven track record of results with fiscally conservative multi-year budgets and a focus on job retention and growth. Rochester Hills and Oakland County are leading the way; I believe that Michigan once again can do the same, which is why I endeavor to represent the Greater Rochester area in our State Legislature.”

Michael is a 24-year resident of Rochester Hills and a graduate of Rochester Adams High School within the Rochester Community Schools district, where he now serves on the Foundation Board of Directors. Webber graduated from the James Madison College at Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. He is married to his wife Julia – a graduate of Rochester High School – and the couple recently welcomed son James to their family.

In addition to Webber’s service on the Rochester Hills City Council – where he has been twice elected citywide as an At Large candidate – Webber also works as an agent with Nickel & Saph. Prior to his work with Nickel & Saph, Webber served for nine years within Michigan state government on the staff’s of Governor John Engler, Speaker of the House Rick Johnson, State Senator Nancy Cassis, State Representative John Proos and State Representative Marty Knollenberg.

Webber’s campaign theme is “Service to Community” as he believes that we all provide service to our community in various ways and that service should be promoted and encouraged to make our region and state a great place to live, work and raise a family. Michael has extensive community service experience. He currently serves as the 58th President of the Rochester Area Jaycees (Junior Chamber) and has been a member for six years. Webber serves as the chair of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee and also serves on the Older Person Commission Governing Board.

Webber is proud to be a graduate of the Michigan Political Leadership program in 2006 and was named one of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s “Elite 40 under 40” for 2013.


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  1. Kristin Ward says

    Dear Michael Webber, I am a lifelong resident of Rochester Hills. You are my state representative. I need to get through to the UIA! I am getting desperate for money and can’t get through! Spent every day on phone for hours and just keep getting hung up on. I was hoping you could help me please. Sincerely, Kristin Ward (248)760-3777.

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