State Rep. Ben Frederick was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2016. He represents the 85th District, which includes Shiawassee County and Brady, Brant, Chapin, Chesaning, Fremont, Jonesfield, Lakefield, Maple Grove, Marion and Richland townships in Saginaw County.
Rep. Frederick serves as chair of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee and as a member of the Commerce and Trade, Local Government and Agriculture committees.
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. Locally, Ben served on the Owosso City Council for nine years and was city’s youngest mayor, holding that office for three terms.
Rep. Frederick has been active in numerous organizations over the years including Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity, Welcome Home Veterans Inc., the Friends of the Shiawassee River and the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce. Ben 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.
Ben is married to his high school sweetheart, Lydia, who works as a Board Certified Behavior Specialist serving children with special needs throughout mid-Michigan. Ben and Lydia reside in the city of Owosso and have two children attending public school.
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