LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michael Webber reaffirmed his oath of office on Friday during a ceremonial swearing-in service within the 9th Senate District at the Troy Community Center. Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren administered the oath.
“It is an honor to serve the great people of this diverse district,” said Webber, R-Rochester Hills. “My staff and I will work hard every day to provide great service and be accessible to the residents of the 9th Senate District.” Michigan’s 9th Senate District includes the cities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy, and Utica along with parts of Oakland Township, Shelby Township and Sterling Heights.
Sen. Webber Announces Committee Assignments
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michael Webber, R-Rochester Hills, announced on Thursday that he has received his Senate committee assignments for the 102nd Legislature.
Webber will serve as minority vice chair of the Senate Committee on Health Policy and as a member of the Committee on Regulatory Affairs and the Committee on Economic and Community Development.
“I came to Lansing to work hard to lower the costs of living — including the cost of health care — and help create new economic opportunities for the people of my district and the state,” said Webber, R-Rochester Hills. “I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues on these important committees to find solutions for the tough issues that will help people build better futures.”
A resident of the district for over 30 years, Webber is a licensed insurance agent and graduate of Rochester Adams High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Michigan State University’s James Madison College.
From 2015 to 2020, Webber served in the state House of Representatives, elected by the residents of the greater Rochester area to serve the 45th District. During that time, he served as chair of the House Committee on Regulatory Reform and served as a member of several committees including the Energy, Insurance, Tax Policy, and Transportation committees. During his final term in the House, Webber also served as assistant majority floor leader. His Michigan state government experience also includes nearly ten years within the staffs of Gov. John Engler, House Speaker Rick Johnson, state Sen. Nancy Cassis, state Rep. John Proos and state Rep. Marty Knollenberg. His first state government experience was serving as an intern for state Sen. Bill Bullard, Jr. while attending college, an experience that encouraged him to pursue public service.
Webber also previously served on the Rochester Hills City Council for seven years (2007-2014), including three as vice president. He currently serves on the boards for Dutton Farm and the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. He is an active member of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce. He also served as the 58th president of the Rochester Area Junior Chamber (Jaycees), where he helped deliver Easter baskets to area seniors, participated in Safety Town, and the Christmas Shopping Tour for disadvantaged children. He was named one of Oakland County’s Elite 40 Under 40 in 2013 and an Outstanding Young Michigander by the Michigan Jaycees in 201