Richard Hammel

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Richard E. Hammel
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 48th district
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012
Preceded by John J. Gleason
Succeeded by Pam Faris
Personal details
Born 1958[1]
Political party Democratic[1]
Alma mater University of Michigan-Flint[1]

Richard E. Hammel, a Democratic Party politician, was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 48th District.[2][1]


Hamel obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Flint.[1]

Political career[edit]

Hammel served on the Genesee County, Michigan Board of Commissioners and served as its chair before being elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives in 2006.[1] Hammel defeated Ralph C. Burger for the 48th District Michigan State Representative seat in 2008[2] then repeated in 2010 by defeating Susan Culver in 2010.[3] Democratic Representatives selected him as minority leader for the legislative session beating out fellow Genesee County representative Woodrow Stanley.[4]

Michigan House of Representative Elections
Election Year Votes Opponent's
2008 28,245 13,698 Ralph C. Burger, (R)[2]
2010 15,322 11,401 Susan Culver (R)[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Longley, Kristin (October 27, 2008). "Taxes and job retraining lead campaign issues in the 48th District". The Flint Journal. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "November 2008 general election results for contested races in Flint Journal coverage area". The Flint Journal. November 5, 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Raymer, Marjory (November 3, 2010). "Genesee County election results at a glance". The Flint Journal. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  4. ^ AlHajal, Khalil (November 9, 2010). "Local Rep. Richard E. Hammel to lead Democrats in state House". The Flint Journal. Retrieved 14 April 2011.