State House District 55
OUTCOME: Adam Zemke was re-elected to the State House of Representatives for District 55.
Adam Zemke is the current state representative for District 55. He was first elected in 2012 and is running for his third consecutive term in the Michigan House of Representatives. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee, and serves as minority vice chair on the Education Committee.
Prior to his tenure as state representative, in 2010 Zemke – who lived in Dexter Township at the time – ran for the District 1 seat on the Washtenaw County board of commissioners, covering the west and northwest portions of the county. He won a three-way Democratic primary, but was defeated in the 2010 November general election by Republican Rob Turner.
Zemke previously worked as an engineer in the aerospace, defense and automotive fields. He has served on the Dexter Township Public Safety Advisory Committee, the city of Ann Arbor’s Housing and Human Services Advisory Board and the Washtenaw County Community Action Board. He graduated from Pioneer High School and earned engineering degrees from Michigan State University. Zemke, who is not married, lives in Ann Arbor.
Adam Zemke: In The News
Ann Arbor state Rep. Adam Zemke faces 'thrifty' Republican opponent – MLive, Oct. 13, 2016
League of Women Voters Candidate Forum for State Rep. District 55 (video) – Community Television Network, Oct. 11, 2016
State moving forward with plans to close failing schools – MLive, Aug. 16, 2016
Ann Arbor raises tobacco purchase age to 21 – Detroit Free Press, Aug. 9, 2016
Dems eye shot to retake Michigan House this fall – Detroit News, April 16, 2016
Ann Arbor lawmaker starts bottled-water drive for Flint – MLive, Jan. 21, 2016
Ann Arbor lawmaker aims to close open-carry gun loophole for schools – MLive, March 21, 2015
Ann Arbor Rep. Adam Zemke on how to improve early education in Michigan – Michigan Radio, Feb. 17, 2015