State House District 55

Adam Zemke

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Adam Zemke

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.

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Adam Zemke:  In The News

Ann Arbor state Rep. Adam Zemke faces 'thrifty' Republican opponent MLive, Oct. 13, 2016

MLive Voter Guide profile

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 schoolsMLive, Aug. 16, 2016

Ann Arbor raises tobacco purchase age to 21Detroit Free Press, Aug. 9, 2016

Response to Arts Alliance questionnaire (see pages 100-101)

Dems eye shot to retake Michigan House this fallDetroit News, April 16, 2016

Ann Arbor lawmaker starts bottled-water drive for FlintMLive, Jan. 21, 2016

Ann Arbor lawmaker aims to close open-carry gun loophole for schoolsMLive, March 21, 2015

Ann Arbor Rep. Adam Zemke on how to improve early education in MichiganMichigan Radio, Feb. 17, 2015

Guest column: State Representative Adam Zemke endorses annexation of Whitmore Lake School districtMLive, Oct. 30, 2014