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, including time as chief of staff to former state Sen. Roger Kahn, M.D., of Saginaw. Locally, Ben served on the Owosso City Council since 2007 and was city’s youngest mayor, holding that office for seven years.

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 behavior specialist serving children with special needs. Ben and Lydia reside in the city of Owosso and have two children attending Owosso Public Schools.


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