Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 6, 2012 Michigan General Election

Michigan

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US President & Vice President (Michigan)
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Mitt Romney - R
Websitewww.mittromney.com
70
Paul Ryan - R
Websitewww.ryanforcongress.com
47
Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
74
Virgil H. Goode, Jr. - CON
Websitewww.goodeforpresident2012.com
70
James N. Clymer - CON
Jill E. Stein - G
Websitewww.jill2016.com
66
Cheri Honkala - G
Websitewww.jillstein.org/cheri_honkala
53
Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson - J
Websitewww.voterocky.org
65
Luis Rodriguez - J
US Senate
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Pete Hoekstra - R
Websitepetespenditnot.com
Debbie Stabenow - D
Websitewww.stabenowforsenate.com
66
Scotty Boman - L
Websitewww.scottyboman.org
55
Richard A. Matkin - UST
Harley Mikkelson - G
Websitewww.harleymikkelson.com
70
John D. Litle - NL
US House of Representatives
1st District Representative In Congress
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Dan Benishek - R
Websitewww.danbenishek.com
65
Ellis Boal - G
Gary McDowell - D
Websitemcdowellforcongress.com
Emily Salvette - L
Websitewww.salvette.com
61
2nd District Representative In Congress
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Mary Buzuma - L
Websiteelectmarybuzuma.com
60
Willie German, Jr. - D
Ronald E. Graeser - UST
Websitewww.constitutionpartymi.net/cpmi/patriot/graeser/
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Bill Huizenga - R
Websitehuizenga.house.gov
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William J. Opalicky - G
Websiteteapartycheer.com/bios/midwest/michigan/william-opalicky-mi-bio
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3rd District Representative In Congress
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Justin Amash - R
Websitewww.justinamash.com
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Bill Gelineau - L
Websitebillg-freedom.org
Steve Pestka - D
Websitewww.votepestka.com
4th District Representative In Congress
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Dave Camp - R
Websitewww.davecampforcongress.com
63
John Gelineau - L
Pat Timmons - G
Websitepattimmonsforcongress.com
Debra Freidell Wirth - D
Websitewirth4congress.com
George M. Zimmer - UST
5th District Representative In Congress
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Gregory Creswell - L
Websitewww.lpwm.org/GregoryCreswell
60
David L. Davenport - D
Dan E. Kildee - D
Jim Slezak - R
Websitewww.slezakforcongress.com
6th District Representative In Congress
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Jason Gatties - NL
Christie Gelineau - L
Mike O'Brien - D
Websitemikeobrienforcongress.com
Fred S. Upton - R
7th District Representative In Congress
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Kurt Richard Haskell - D
Websitekurthaskellforcongress.com
Kenneth Proctor - L
Websitewww.lpwm.org/KenProctor
66
Tim Walberg - R
Websitewww.walbergforcongress.com
66
Richard E. Wunsch - G
Websitewww.newmenu.org/richardwunsch
8th District Representative In Congress
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Preston Brooks
Websitebrooks4congress2012blog.org
Lance Enderle - D
Websitelanceenderleforcongress.com
Daniel Goebel - L
Websitewww.dangoebel2012.com
62
Mike Rogers - R
Websitewww.rogersforcongress.com
53
9th District Representative In Congress
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Jim Fulner - L
Websitewww.jimfulner.com
33
Sander M. Levin - D
Websitewww.levinforcongress.com
85
Les Townsend - UST
Websitewww.voteforles.info
70
Don Volaric - R
Websitewww.votevolaric.com
Julia Williams - G
Websitejuliawilliamsforcongress.com
10th District Representative In Congress
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Bhagwan Dashairya - L
Websitewww.lpwm.org/BhagwanDashairya
78
Candice S. Miller - R
Websitewww.candice-miller.com
62
Chuck Stadler - D
Websitewww.chuckstadlerforcongress.com
64
11th District Representative In Congress
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Kerry Lynn Bentivolio
Websitebentivolioforcongress.com
65
Steven Paul Duke - G
Websitestevenpaulduke4congress.com
Daniel Johnson - NL
Marc Joseph Sosnowski - UST
Syed Taj - D
Websitewww.tajforcongress.com
John J. Tatar - L
Websitejohnjtatar.com
68
12th District Representative In Congress
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John D. Dingell - D
Websitewww.dingellforcongress.com
90
Cynthia J. Kallgren - R
Websitewww.kallgrenforcongress.com
Richard J. Secula - L
13th District Representative In Congress
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John Conyers, Jr. - D
Websitewww.johnconyers.com
87
Martin Gray - UST
Harry T. Sawicki - R
Chris Sharer - L
14th District Representative In Congress
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Douglas Campbell - G
Websitewww.newmenu.org/douglascampbell
John Hauler - R
Websitejohnhauler.com
49
Gary Peters - D
Websitewww.petersformichigan.com
58
Leonard Schwartz - L
Websitewww.LeonardSchwartz.us
72
Michigan House
State Representative District 1
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Dan Schulte - R
Brian R. Banks - D
Websitewww.votebrianbanks.com
State Representative District 2
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Daniel Corrigan Grano - R
Websitewww.sites.google.com/site/dan4rep
Alberta Tinsley Talabi - D
Website002.housedems.com
62
Hans Christopher Barbe - G
Websitewww.hans2010.com
State Representative District 3
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Dolores I. Brodersen - R
John Olumba - D
Websiteolumbaforhope.com
35
Louis M. Novak - G
State Representative District 4
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Ron Michalski - R
Rose Mary C. Robinson - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-rose-mary-robinson
State Representative District 5
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Samuel R. Rodriguez - R
Fred Durhal, Jr. - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-fred-durhal-iii
State Representative District 6
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Darrin Daigle - R
Rashida Tlaib - D
Websiterashida4rep.com
40
Elena M. Herrada - D
Websiteherradafordistrict6.com
State Representative District 7
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Mark Ashley Price - R
Thomas F. Stallworth, III - D
Websitewww.votestallworth.com
State Representative District 8
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David Porter - R
David E. Nathan - D
Websitevotedavidnathan.com
State Representative District 9
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Rene Simpson - R
Harvey Santana - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-harvey-santana
State Representative District 10
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Jasmine Bridges - R
Phil Cavanagh - D
Websitewww.philcavanagh.com
State Representative District 11
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Kathleen Kopczyk - R
Websitewww.electKathleen.com
David Knezek - D
Websitesenatedems.com/knezek
30
State Representative District 12
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Joanne Michalik - R
Douglas A. Geiss - D
Websitewww.electgeiss.com
State Representative District 13
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Tony Amorose - R
Websitewww.facebook.com/friendstoelecttonyamorose
Andrew James Kandrevas - D
Website013.housedems.com
State Representative District 14
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Edward Gubics - R
Websitewww.edwardgubics.com/
Paul Clemente - D
Website014.housedems.com
Loel Robert Gnadt - L
Websitewww.lpwm.org/LoelGnadt
62
State Representative District 15
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Priscilla Parness - R
George T. Darany - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-george-darany
State Representative District 16
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Mary Stargell - R
Robert L. Kosowski - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-robert-kosowski
Steve Boron - R
Harold H. Dunn - UST
State Representative District 17
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Anne Rossio - R
Websitewww.annerossio.com
Bill LaVoy - D
Websitewww.billlavoy.com
49
State Representative District 18
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Candice B. Rusie - R
Sarah Roberts - D
Website018.housedems.com
42
Daniel J. Flamand - L
State Representative District 19
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John J. Walsh - R
Websitewww.electjohnwalsh.com
54
Richard Tannous - D
Websitewww.tannousforstatehouse.net
State Representative District 20
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Kurt L. Heise - R
Websitewww.heise4us.com
Tim Roraback - D
Websitewww.timroraback.com
State Representative District 21
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Joe Barnabei - R
Websitewww.electbarnabei.com
Dian Slavens - D
Websitewww.dianslavens.com
State Representative District 22
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Art Blundell - R
Websiteartblundell.net
76
Harold L. Haugh - D
Websitewww.haroldhaugh.com
State Representative District 23
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Pat Somerville - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/southeast/somerville
37
Tom Boritzki - D
Websitetomboritzki2012.com
State Representative District 24
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Anthony G. Forlini - R
Websitewww.anthonyforlini.com
55
Philip Kurczewski - D
Websitephilkforstaterep.com
State Representative District 25
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Sean Clark - R
Websitewww.seanclark2012.com
Henry Yanez - D
Websitewww.votehenryyanez.com
59
State Representative District 26
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Mark Bliss - R
Websitewww.electbliss.com
Jim Townsend - D
Websitevotejimtownsend.com
James K. Young - L
Websitewww.lpwm.org/JamesYoung
61
State Representative District 27
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Ezra Drissman - R
Ellen Cogen Lipton - D
Websitewww.ellenlipton.com
50
John Wierzbicki - L
Websitewww.electjohnwierzbicki.com
72
State Representative District 28
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Steven Klusek - R
Jon Switalski - D
Websitewww.jonswitalski.com
State Representative District 29
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Brian Stebick - R
Websitestebickforrep.wix.com/home
Tim Greimel - D
State Representative District 30
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Jeff Farrington - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/southeast/farrington
Joseph Bogdan - R
Websitewww.josephbogdan.com
30
State Representative District 31
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Lynn Evans - R
Websitewww.facebook.com/lynn.evans.5602
50
Marilyn Lane - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-marilyn-lane
58
James Miller - L
Websitewww.lpwm.org/JamesMiller
State Representative District 32
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Andrea LaFontaine - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/southeast/lafontaine
30
Sheri Smith - D
Websitewww.votesherismith.net
State Representative District 33
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Ken Goike - R
Martha O'Kray - D
State Representative District 34
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Bruce Rogers - R
Websiteelectbrucerogers.com
Woodrow Stanley - D
Website034.housedems.com
66
State Representative District 35
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Timothy C. Sulowski - R
Rudy Hobbs - D
Websiterudyhobbsforcongress.com
State Representative District 36
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Pete Lund - R
Websitewww.petelund.org
Robert Murphy - D
Websiteon youtube.com search robert murphy for st rep
State Representative District 37
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Bruce Lilley - R
Websitewww.brucelilley.org
Vicki Barnett - D
Websiteelectvickibarnett.com
62
State Representative District 38
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Hugh D. Crawford - R
Websitewww.hughcrawford.org
Chuck Tindall - D
Websitewww.chucktindall.com
State Representative District 39
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Klint Kesto - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/southeast/kesto
Pam Jackson - D
Websitewww.pamjackson4statehouse.com
State Representative District 40
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Michael D. McCready - R
Websitemccreadyforstaterep.com
Dorian Coston - D
Websitewww.doriancoston4staterep.com
44
Steve Burgis - L
State Representative District 41
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Martin Howrylak - R
Websitewww.martinhowrylak.com
Mary Kerwin - D
Websitewinwithkerwin.com
State Representative District 42
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Bill Rogers - R
Websitewww.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=66
Shanda Willis - D
James H. Lewis, II - L
Websitewww.electjameshlewis.com
State Representative District 43
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Gail Haines - R
Websitewww.votegailhaines.com
Neil Billington - D
Websitewww.neilbillingtonforstaterep.com
State Representative District 44
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Eileen Kowall - R
Websitewww.votekowall.com
Tom Crawford - D
Websitetommycraw86.webs.com
Scott Poquette - L
Websitescottpoquette.com
State Representative District 45
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Tom McMillin - R
Websitewww.tom4michigan.com
Joanna VanRaaphorst - D
Websitewww.joannaforrochester.com
57
State Representative District 46
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Bradford C. Jacobsen - R
Websitewww.bradfordjacobsen.com
60
Daniel W. Sargent - D
Websitewww.dansargentforstaterep.com
State Representative District 47
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Cindy Denby - R
Websitewww.cindydenby.com
Shawn Lowe Desai - D
Websitelivcodemocrats.blogspot.com/2012/04/shawn-lowe-desai-announces-candidacy.html
James Weeks, II - L
Websitewww.jamesweeksii.com
29
State Representative District 48
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Jeffrey Woolman - R
Websiteelectjeffwoolman.com
Pam Faris - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-pam-faris
60
State Representative District 49
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Robert J. Daunt - R
Jim Ananich - D
Websitewww.jimananich.com
State Representative District 50
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Miles T. Gadola - R
Websitemilesgadola4staterep.com
Charles Smiley - D
Websitewww.charlessmiley4staterep.com
62
State Representative District 51
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Joseph Graves - R
Websitevoteforgraves.com
Steven Losey - D
Websitewww.loseyforstaterep.com
State Representative District 52
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Mark Ouimet - R
Websitewww.markouimet.com
Gretchen Driskell - D
Websitewww.votegretchen.com
58
State Representative District 53
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John J. Spisak - R
Websitewww.votejohnspisak.com
51
Jeff Irwin - D
Websitewww.voteirwin.com
State Representative District 54
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Bill Emmerich - R
David E. Rutledge - D
Websitewww.rutledgenow.com
72
State Representative District 55
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Owen Diaz - R
Websitewww.owendiaz.com
Adam Zemke - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-adam-zemke
33
David A. McMahon - G
State Representative District 56
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Dale W. Zorn - R
Larry Crider - D
State Representative District 57
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Nancy E. Jenkins - R
Websitenancyjenkins57.com
Jim Berryman - D
Websitewww.jimberryman.net
State Representative District 58
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Kenneth "L." Kurtz - R
Websitewww.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=58
Amaryllis Thomas - D
Websiteamaryllisthomas4state.ruck.us
State Representative District 59
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Matt Lori - R
Websitestaterepmattlori.com
Mike Moroz - D
Websitewww.mikemorozforstaterep.com
State Representative District 60
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Mike Perrin - R
Sean McCann - D
Website060.housedems.com
State Representative District 61
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Margaret O'Brien - R
Websitewww.repmargaretobrien.com
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Michael E. Martin - D
Websitewww.kzoodems.com/content/martin-1
State Representative District 62
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Mark A. Behnke - R
Kate Segal - D
Websitewww.katesegal.com
State Representative District 63
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Jase Bolger - R
Websitewww.electbolger.com
Bill Farmer - D
Websiteelectbillfarmer.com
State Representative District 64
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Earl Poleski - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/central/poleski
Barbara Shelton - D
Websitewww.barbshelton.com
State Representative District 65
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Mike Shirkey - R
Websitewww.senatormikeshirkey.com
Bonnie J. Johnson - D
State Representative District 66
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Aric Nesbitt - R
Websitewww.votenesbitt.com
37
Richard Rajkovich - D
State Representative District 67
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Jeff Oesterle - R
Websitejeffoesterle.com
Tom Cochran - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-tom-cochran
64
State Representative District 68
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Timothy B. Moede - R
Andy Schor - D
Websitewww.andyschor.com
42
State Representative District 69
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Susan McGillicuddy - R
Websitewww.susanmcgillicuddy.com
Sam Singh - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-sam-singh
46
State Representative District 70
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Rick Outman - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/central/outman/contactoutman
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Mike "Huck" Huckleberry - D
Websitewww.mikehuckleberry.com
State Representative District 71
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Deb Shaughnessy - R
Websitedeb4eatoncounty.com
Theresa Abed - D
State Representative District 72
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Ken Yonker - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/westmi/yonker
60
Scott Urbanowski - D
William R. Wenzel - L
Websitewww.lpwm.org/williamwenzel
69
State Representative District 73
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Peter MacGregor - R
Websitewww.senatorpetermacgregor.com
G. Scott Schuiling - D
Ron Heeren - L
Websitewww.lpwm.org/ronaldheeren
Ted Gerrard - UST
State Representative District 74
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Rob Verheulen - R
Websitewww.voteverheulen.com
63
Richard C. Erdman - D
State Representative District 75
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William Nathan Sneller - R
Websitewmnathansneller.com
Brandon Dillon - D
Website075.housedems.com
44
State Representative District 76
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Roy Schmidt - R
Websitewww.royschmidt.org
Winnie Brinks - D
Websitewinniebrinks.com
Patricia M. Steinport - L
William A. Mohr - UST
Keith Allard - R
Websitewww.keithallard.com
State Representative District 77
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Thomas B. Hooker - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/westmi/hooker
Scott Barton - D
Websitewww.scottbartonformichigan.com
Larry Warner - L
State Representative District 78
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Dave Pagel - R
Websitewww.davepagel.org
Jack Arbanas - D
State Representative District 79
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Al Pscholka - R
Websitealforstaterep.com
56
Jim Hahn - D
Websitewww.electjimhahn.com
Carl G. Oehling - UST
State Representative District 80
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Bob Genetski - R
Websitewww.voteforbobg.com
Stuart D. Peet - D
State Representative District 81
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Dan Lauwers - R
Patrick Phelan - D
Websitewww.phelan2012.com
State Representative District 82
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Kevin Daley - R
John Nugent - D
Websiteelectjohnnugent.com
State Representative District 83
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Paul Muxlow - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/thumb/muxlow
Carol Cease Campbell - D
Websitewww.voteforcarol.com
State Representative District 84
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Dan Grimshaw - R
Websitewww.electdangrimshaw.com
Terry L. Brown - D
Website084.housedems.com
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Edward J. Canfield - R
Websiteedwardcanfield.com
61
State Representative District 85
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Ben Glardon - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/central/glardon
Paul Ray - D
Websitepaulray85thmi.com
Matthew Shepard - UST
State Representative District 86
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Lisa Posthumus Lyons - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/westmi/lyons
Brian Bosak - D
State Representative District 87
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Mike Calton - R
Websitewww.mikecallton.com
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Sherry Anderson - D
Joseph Gillotte - L
Websitewww.lpwm.org/JosephGillotte
State Representative District 88
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Roger Victory - R
Websitewww.rogervictory.com
Michael J. Perry - L
State Representative District 89
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Amanda Price - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/westmi/price
Don Bergman - D
State Representative District 90
Joseph Haveman - R
Websitewww.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=90
State Representative District 91
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Holly Hughes - R
Websitewww.hollyhughes.com
Collene Lamonte - D
Websitecollenelamonte.com
Nicholas A. Sundquist - R
Websitewww.nick4senate.com
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State Representative District 92
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Travis Shepherd - R
Marcia Hovey-Wright - D
Website092.housedems.com
State Representative District 93
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Tom Leonard - R
Websitewww.votetomleonard.com
Paul E. Silva - D
Websitevotepaulsilva.com
State Representative District 94
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Tim Kelly - R
Websitewww.votetimkelly.com
Judith Lincoln - D
Websitewww.judithlincoln.com
State Representative District 95
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Jeff Baker - R
Websitejeff4michigan.org
Stacy Erwin Oakes - D
Websitewww.stacyerwinoakes.com
43
State Representative District 96
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Chad M. Dewey - R
Charles M. Brunner - D
Websitewww.brunner4staterep.com
65
State Representative District 97
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Joel Johnson - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/northernmi/johnson
Chris Breznau - D
State Representative District 98
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Jim Stamas - R
Websitewww.senatorjimstamas.com
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Joan M. Brausch - D
Websitewww.brauschforhouse.com
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State Representative District 99
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Kevin Cotter - R
Websiteelectkevincotter.com
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Adam Lawrence - D
Websitefoursquare.com/votelawrence99
State Representative District 100
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Jon Bumstead - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/westmi/bumstead
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Ida DeHaas - D
State Representative District 101
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Ray A. Franz - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/northernmi/franz
Allen O'Shea - D
Websiteosheaformi101.com
State Representative District 102
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Philip N. Potvin - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/northernmi/potvin
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Brendan P. Maturen - D
Websitewww.brendanmaturen.com
State Representative District 103
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Bruce R. Rendon - R
Websitewww.brucerrendon.com
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Lon Johnson - D
Websitewww.lonjohnson.com
State Representative District 104
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Wayne A. Schmidt - R
Websitewww.wayneschmidt.com
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Betsy Coffia - D
Websitewww.betsyformichigan.com
State Representative District 105
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Greg MacMaster - R
Websitewww.gregmacmaster.com
William J. Wieske - D
State Representative District 106
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Peter Pettalia - R
Websitegophouse.org/representatives/northernmi/pettalia
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Kenneth C. Hubbard - D
Websitewww.kenhubbardforthe106.com
John Daniel Longhurst - G
State Representative District 107
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Frank Foster - R
Websitewww.repfoster.com
Suzanne Shumway - D
Websitewww.suzanneshumway.com
State Representative District 108
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Ed McBroom - R
Websitemcbroom4house.com
Sharon Gray - D
Websitewww.votesharongray.com
State Representative District 109
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Jack Hubbard - R
John Kivela - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-john-kivela
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State Representative District 110
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Matt E. Huuki - R
Websitematthuukiforstaterep.com
Scott Dianda - D
Websitehousedems.com/state-rep-scott-dianda
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Construction Of International Bridges And Tunnels
This proposal would:Require the approval of a majority of voters at a statewide election and in each municipality where "new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles" are to be located before the State of Michigan may expend state funds or resources for acquiring land, designing, soliciting bids for, constructing, financing, or promoting new international bridges or tunnels.Create a definition of "new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles" that means, "any bridge or tunnel which is not open to the public and serving traffic as of January 1, 2012."Should this proposal be approved?YESNO __
Establish A Standard For Renewable Energy
This proposal would:Require electric utilities to provide at least 25% of their annual retail sales of electricity from renewable energy sources, which are wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower, by 2025.Limit to not more than 1% per year electric utility rate increases charged to consumers only to achieve compliance with the renewable energy standard.Allow annual extensions of the deadline to meet the 25% standard in order to prevent rate increases over the 1% limit.Require the legislature to enact additional laws to encourage the use of Michigan made equipment and employment of Michigan residents.Should this proposal be approved?YES __NO ____
Establish The Michigan Quality Home Care Council And Provide Collective Bargaining For In-Home Care Workers
This proposal would:Allow in-home care workers to bargain collectively with the Michigan Quality Home Care Council (MQHCC). Continue the current exclusive representative of in-home care workers until modified in accordance with labor laws.Require MQHCC to provide training for in-home care workers, create a registry of workers who pass background checks, and provide financial services to patients to manage the cost of in-home care.Preserve patients' rights to hire in-home care workers who are not referred from the MQHCC registry who are bargaining unit members.Authorize the MQHCC to set minimum compensation standards and terms and conditions of employment.Should this proposal be approved?YES __NO ____
Emergency Manager
Public Act 4 of 2011 would:Establish criteria to assess the financial condition of local government units, including school districts.Authorize Governor to appoint an emergency manager (EM) upon state finding of a financial emergency, and allow the EM to act in place of local government officials.Require EM to develop financial and operating plans, which may include modification or termination of contracts, reorganization of government, and determination of expenditures, services, and use of assets until the emergency is resolved.Alternatively, authorize state-appointed review team to enter into a local government approved consent decree.Should this law be approved?YES __NO ____
Limit The Enactment Of New Taxes By State Government
This proposal would:Require a 2/3 majority vote of the State House and the State Senate, or a statewide vote of the people at a November election, in order for the State of Michigan to impose new or additional taxes on taxpayers or expand the base of taxation or increasing the rate of taxation.This section shall in no way be construed to limit or modify tax limitations otherwise created in this Constitution.Should this proposal be approved?YESNO __
Collective Bargaining
This proposal would:Grant public and private employees the constitutional right to organize and bargain collectively through labor unions.Invalidate existing or future state or local laws that limit the ability to join unions and bargain collectively, and to negotiate and enforce collective bargaining agreements, including employees' financial support of their labor unions. Laws may be enacted to prohibit public employees from striking.Override state laws that regulate hours and conditions of employment to the extent that those laws conflict with collective bargaining agreements.Define "employer" as a person or entity employing one or more employees.Should this proposal be approved?YES __NO __
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