Ben Frederick
Ben Frederick
District 85

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 the Southwestern portion of Saginaw County.


Rep. Frederick currently serves at the House Majority Floor Leader, and is responsible for helping to set the agenda and priorities for the House. He also serves as a member of the House Appropriations Committee and as chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education and Community Colleges.  He has previously served on the Committees on Health Policy, Regulatory Reform, Energy, Insurance, and the Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates.

ProfessionalPrior 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 the city’s youngest mayor, holding that office for three terms. Frederick holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. 

AffiliationsRep. Frederick has been active in numerous organizations over the years including Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity, Welcome Home Veterans Inc., and the Friends of the Shiawassee River. Ben was named a Shiawassee Regional Chamber Citizen of the Year in 2012 and has received several  awards related to work on economic development. talent, and postsecondary education initiatives. He also serves on the Michigan Workforce Development Board and is a proud graduate of Leadership Shiawassee.

PersonalBen is married to his high school sweetheart, Lydia, who is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst serving children with special needs. Ben and Lydia reside in the city of Owosso and have two children attending public school.

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Contact Info

Lansing Office

153 Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514

Mailing Address

153 Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514

Phone: (517) 373-0841

Email: [email protected]

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