Mike Green – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Senator District 31, Michigan

Michigan Republican Party
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P.O. Box 404Caro, MI 48723
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

I am honored to have served the 31st District in the Michigan Senate since 2011 and proud to be a part of the team that is reinventing Michigan with common sense conservative values.

In 2010, I said it was time for our state’s leaders to make the tough decisions to get Michigan back on track. I promised to roll up my sleeves and get to work representing your values and your voice in Lansing to help make this happen.

I wanted to make Michigan a place where my five kids and twenty grandkids could live, work and raise a family if they chose, like my generation was able to do.

That is why I ran for the Senate in 2010 and is why I'm running for re-election this year.

Because of bold leadership, Michigan is on track to lead the nation once again.

- Michigan's budget has been balanced responsibly and early 4 years in a row because we forced the state to live within its means.

- Our state’s credit ratings and outlooks have all been upgraded because of restored confidence in our financial credibility.

- We eliminated the job-killing Michigan Business Tax, ending double taxation of small business owners and replacing the MBT with a flat and fair corporate tax.

- We reduced regulations, put a halt to new rules that would have cost Michigan job creators over $500 million, and reined in government regulators by requiring them to apply common sense tests to proposed new rules.

- We have strengthened Michigan agriculture and agri-business and strengthened the state's focus on expanding agriculture processing.

These steps are working.

Michigan's credit rating and outlook has been upgraded by every major rating agency. Our state ranks #1 in the nation for recovery from the Great Recession, has created over 250,000 private sector jobs since 2011 and leads the nation in manufacturing job creation. We rank an impressive 3rd in high-tech job growth. Home sales, home values and population are on the rise and our personal income growth has been stronger than the Great Lakes states' and national averages.

I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished but our work is not finished. We can’t [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

I have been married to my wife Paula for 47 years. Together we have five adult children, are grandparents to twenty and reside in Mayville, Michigan.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

- Goodrich High School, Graduate - 1966

- General Motors Corporation, Apprenticeship in Tool-and-Die Making - 1969

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Prior to my election to the Senate in 2010, I owned and operated a successful business, Green’s Log Rails and Custom Log Furniture, from 2003-2010.

From 1995 to 2001 when I was term-limited, I served in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Before serving in the legislature, I was a tool and die maker at General Motors, retiring with 30 years in the skilled trades. While working at GM, I also operated a family farm for 17 years and served my local community as a county commissioner for 8 years.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

N/A

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Current active member of the National Rifle Association, Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners, Michigan Farm Bureau, Tuscola County Farm Bureau, Gideons International, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Ducks Unlimited

Past service on the Human Development Commission, Tuscola County Cooperative Extension Board, Region 7 Area Agency on Aging, Tuscola County Health Department Board, Thumb Area Consortium Board, Tuscola County Mental Health Board, Thumb Area Commission on Aging, Tuscola County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Services Board

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

State Senator, Michigan Senate - 2011 to Present

State Representative, Michigan House - 1995 to 2001

County Commissioner, Tuscola County - 1985 to 1993

Current member of the following Senate committees:

- Appropriations (Chairman of DEQ, DNR and MDARD Subcommittees)

- Banking and Financial Institutions

- Capital Outlay

- Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes

Co-Chairman, Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus

Chairman, Senate Second Amendment Caucus

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Baptist

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Endorsed by NRA (A+ rated), Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners, Right to Life of Michigan, Citizens for Traditional Values, Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Association of Michigan, NFIB, Michigan Agri-Business, Farm Bureau, Police Officers Association of Michigan, Attorney General Bill Schuette, Congresswoman Candice Miller, Bay City Mayor Chris Shannon and others.

Senate (2011-present):

- Legislator of the Year – Michigan Agri-Business Association (2014)

- Legislator of the Year – Michigan Pharmacists Association (2014)

- Health Care Legislator of the Year – Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians (2014)

- Legislator of the Year – Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (2013)

- Midwest Heritage Award for Best Sportsmen’s Caucus – National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (2013)

- Champion of Dairy – Michigan Milk Producers Association (2013)

- Special Recognition – FFA (2012)

- Outstanding Support Recognition – Michigan Pork Producers Association (2012)

- Legislator of the Year – Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists (2012)

- Legislator of the Year – Michigan Credit Union League (2012)

- Legislator of the Year – Safari Club International Flint Chapter (2011)

- Recognition for Leadership on Autism – HOPE Network

- Legislative Supporter Award – ABATE of Michigan (2011-2012)

House (1995-2001):

- Legislator of the Year – Michigan United Conservation Club (2001)

- Silver Plow Award (Legislator of Year) – Michigan Farm Bureau (2001)

- Silver Plow Award (Legislator of Year) – Michigan Farm Bureau (2000)

- Special Recognition for Commitment – Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (2001)

- Special Recognition for Services and Commitment – Human Development Commission (2001)

- Michigan Guardian/Patriot Award -National Federation of Independent Businesses (1998)

- Leadership Award – Michigan Aquaculture Association (1997)

- Legislator of the Year – Safari Club International Flint Chapter (1999)

Reasons & Objectives
Areas to Concentrate On

See Goals

Source: Green (10/08/2014)

Why I Am Running for Public Office

In 2010, I said it was time for our state’s leaders to make the tough decisions to get Michigan back on track. I promised to roll up my sleeves and get to work representing your values and your voice in Lansing to help make this happen.

I wanted to make Michigan a place where my five kids and twenty grandkids could live, work and raise a family if they chose, like my generation was able to do.

That is why I ran for the Senate in 2010 and is why I'm running for re-election this year.

Michigan has made a lot of progress but there is more work to be done.

Source: Green (10/08/2014)

Goals If Elected

Although I have and will continue to work on a broad range of issues affecting the people of Michigan, my primary focus will be on jobs and the economy. These three issues are critical to Michigan becoming an economic powerhouse once again:

- Fix Michigan's transportation infrastructure without tax increases to allow for strong economic growth

- Address agriculture infrastructure and energy needs to open the door for substantial growth in agriculture processing

- Provide the most highly-skilled, well-educated workforce in the nation through the K-12 and higher education system to attract job creators to locate or expand in Michigan

Source: Green (10/08/2014)

On Entering Public Service

While I have served in public office and policy-making roles at the local and state level in various capacities and encourage others to consider public service, the experience most valuable to me as a legislator has been gained as a father, grandfather, skilled tradesman, family farmer and small business owner.

I believe it is important that anyone considering public service understand how their decisions affect Michigan taxpayers, families, workers, business owners and farmers. There is no better way than to have extensive experience in the private sector living under the laws you help create in a public service role.

Source: Green (10/08/2014)

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