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Webber seeks re-election to House

Webber seeks re-election to House

Monday April 19, 2016                                                                                  Contact:

Rochester Hills­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­—– State Representative Michael Webber, R-Rochester Hills announced on Monday his intention to seek a second term in the Michigan House of Representatives.

“It has been an incredible honor to represent the Greater Rochester area in the Michigan Legislature and I look forward to continuing to serve the residents,” said Webber. “Julia and I grew up in the Rochester area and are now raising our family here in Rochester Hills.”

Webber, who previously served on the Rochester Hills City Council from 2007-2014, was first elected to serve Rochester, Rochester Hills and part of the Charter Township of Oakland in the Michigan House of Representatives in 2014. A 1996 graduate of Rochester Adams High School, Webber married his wife Julia – a 1995 Rochester High School graduate – in 2008 and the couple now have a young son James.

During his first term, Webber has served as the Vice Chair of the House Criminal Justice Committee and the House Government Operations Committee, in addition to serving on the House committees on Energy, Insurance and Tax Policy. Webber has focused on finding solutions to local issues in Lansing – specifically Oil and Gas Drilling (House Bill 4260) and Gravel Road speed limits (House Bill 4067).

“What I learned while serving on City Council is that Lansing prescribes one-size-fits-all approaches to complex issues where there are differences between urban and rural parts of our state,” Webber said.

Webber has also focused on government reform and transparency by introducing legislation to move Michigan to a Part-Time legislature (House Joint Resolution E), introducing legislation to end Unfunded Mandates (House Bill 4754), and co-sponsoring legislation to open the executive and legislative branches to FOIA (House Bills 5469-5478).

During his first year, Webber authored three Public Acts signed into law: PA 141, 211 and 216. Many of the other bills have passed either House committee or the full House recently. There were over 650 record roll call votes taken in 2015 and Webber did not miss a vote. A habit Webber says he plans to continue.

“Many of these votes were not easy,” said Webber. “However, in order to keep moving Michigan forward, tough decisions are going to have to be made. These choices are not made lightly, and I always welcome feedback from constituents before I take a vote.”

More information on Representative Webber and his campaign can be found at webberforstaterep.com.