Representative Robert Wittenberg is in his second term representing Michigan’s 27th House District, which includes Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge and Royal Oak Township.
Rep. Wittenberg was raised in Michigan’s 27th House District and graduated from Berkley High School. Upon graduation from BHS, Robert attended Indiana University. He quickly became active in university politics and student governance, serving as Speaker of the House for the Indiana University Student Association, founder and president of the Hillel Business Leadership Initiative and the Dean of Students’ appointee to the Commission on Multicultural Understanding. Robert graduated IU with a bachelor of science in business management, but his passion for politics, activism and civic engagement continued.
Before joining the Legislature, Robert worked for more than nine years as a licensed life and health insurance agent, helping to enroll thousands of businesses and individuals on health insurance plans, most recently those that are compliant under the Affordable Care Act. He remains actively engaged in the community through organizations such as the Tri-Community Coalition of Berkley, Huntington Woods and Oak Park; the Berkley Holiday Lights Parade; and Ferndale Pride.
Rep. Wittenberg believes that if we are to invest in our state’s future, we must invest in our cities, schools and seniors. His legislative priorities include bringing tax relief and economic security to Michigan families and seniors, restoring funding to Michigan’s public schools and ensuring that Michigan’s young people can afford to go to college and can find good jobs in our state.
In his first term, Rep. Wittenberg was the minority vice chairman of the House Financial Liability Reform Committee and served on the House Insurance and Health Policy committees. He is currently awaiting his committee assignments for his second term. He is also the founder and chairperson of the Gun Violence Prevention Caucus. He recently married his wife, Kimberly, and the two reside in Oak Park.