Fran Amos

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Fran Amos (born January 12, 1939) is an American politician who was the Republican State Representative in the Michigan State House of Representatives, representing the 43rd District which covers Lake Angelus, Waterford[1] and part of West Bloomfield in Oakland County.


Amos is only one of four Republican women currently serving in the Michigan Legislature and the only female Republican serving on the Appropriations Committee. Sub committees are: Higher Education, Department of Labor and Economic Growth and History Arts and Libraries. Amos has represented the 43rd District from 2003-2009.

Prior to her service in the House of Representatives, she was an Oakland County, Michigan Commissioner for four terms. During her service for Oakland County, she was widely credited with the privatization of mental health services. Amos retired as an executive from the Bell System. Amos has a BS Management 80' from Oakland University. She was subsequently recognized as a distinguished alumnus at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. A scholarship has been named in her honor by the Oakland University School of Business Alumni Association. She served on two Oakland University alumni boards for nine years as well as serving on many dean search committees and advisory boards. Lakes Community Credit Union board member for fourteen years, served as Best Source Credit Union Board as Chair Person. Currently on Oakland County Credit Union Board.[2] She was selected as one of the TOP ~Ten Business Women of the Year in the NATION by American Business Women's Association in the year 2000.[3]

Candidacy for Michigan Senate[edit]

In 2010, Amos unsuccessfully ran for the Michigan Senate in District 26[2] which covers the townships of Waterford, Springfield, Groveland and Brandon in Oakland County. In Genesee County it covers the townships of Grand Blanc, Atlas, Davison, Forest, Mt Morris, Thetford, Richfield and Vienna as well as the cities of Burton, Clio, Davison and Mt Morris and the villages of Goodrich and Otisville.

Electoral history[edit]

e • d Michigan House 43rd District Election Results, 2002–present
2002 Candidate Party Popular votes Vote percentage
Fran Amos Republican 14,788 52.91%
Betty Fortino Democrat 13,157 47.08%
2004 Candidate Party Popular votes Vote percentage
Fran Amos Republican 23,665 56.53%
Scott Hudson Democrat 18,193 43.46%
2006 Candidate Party Popular votes Vote percentage
Fran Amos Republican 19,292 59.00%
Kellie Riddell Democrat 13,406 40.99%


  1. ^ "Lawmaker wants to cap salaries of public school superintendents". Crains Detroit. Crains Detroit. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Fran Amos, Waterford". Michigan Gov. Michigan Gov. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Frances Amos, SBA '80". OU Alumni. Oakland University. Retrieved 4 October 2018.