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|Michigan House of Representatives, District 61|
|January 1, 2015 - present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Iden served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Communications and Technology, Majority Vice Chair|
|• Regulatory Reform|
|• Tax Policy|
|• Workforce and Talent Development|
Iden's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "The government doesn't create jobs, people create jobs. We need to create a business friendly environment that incentivizes people to start and retain businesses in our state, keeping jobs right here in our home state of Michigan."
- Excerpt: "Raising taxes is not the answer to getting Michigan back to work. Tax hikes penalize businesses and hard working families. We can generate necessary state funds by increasing the number of jobs, not the amount of taxes."
Family and Community
- Excerpt: "As a child of adoption, I am pro-life. I believe that strong communities are built on strong families. Families and family values must be protected. The freedom of parents to raise their children responsibly must be safeguarded."
Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. John Fisher was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Brandt Iden defeated Phil Stinchcomb in the Republican primary. Iden defeated Fisher and Michael Stampfler (L) in the general election.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 61 General Election, 2014|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 61 Republican Primary, 2014|
In 2014, Iden's endorsements included the following:
- Peter Strazdas, Mayor, City of Portage
- Mary Balkema, Kalamazoo County Treasurer
- Robert Cinabro, Kalamazoo City Commission
- Sheri & Richard Welsh, Business/Community Leaders
- Al Heilman, Kalamazoo City Commission, Retired, Kalamazoo GOP Chair, Retired
- Bill Eichelberg, Local Real Estate Builder and Developer
- Mary Swanson, Local Realtor and Republican Activist
- Jeffery Fink, Former County Prosecutor
- Dennis Berkebile, Kalamazoo Road Commission, Texax Township Resident
- Dennis Jokela D.D.
*Tim Snow, Kalamazoo County Clerk
- Bill & Barbara Parfet
- Mike & Sharon Seelye, Small Business Owners
- Judge Ann Hannon Heilman, Retired Kal. County Judge
- Brian & Jenn Kaufman
- David Rhoa, Oshtemo Business Owner
- Dave Sanford
- Dr. Tom George, MI State Senator - Retired
- Troy Hudson, Kalamazoo Executive Board
- Paul Wartner, Former State Rep., 61st, Portage Resident
- Right to Life of Michigan
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- Michigan House of Representatives
- Michigan House of Representatives District 61
- Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Michigan State Legislature
- Michigan House Republicans - Brandt Iden
- Official campaign website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Profile from Vote-USA
- Brandt Iden on Facebook
- Brandt Iden on Twitter
- voteiden.com, "Issues," accessed July 30, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed August 6, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed December 5, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed May 27, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing," accessed September 8, 2014
- voteiden.com, "Endorsements," accessed July 30, 2014
- Right to Life of Michigan, "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014
Margaret O'Brien (R)
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