Dale Zorn

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Dale Zorn
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Michigan State Senate, District 17
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives, District 56
2011 - 2015
Personal
ProfessionAutomotive Business
Websites
Office website
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Dale Zorn is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Zorn served on the Monroe County Commission, as well as in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 56 from 2011 to 2015.

Biography

Zorn's professional experience includes working for his family's business, Zorn's Service, Inc.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Zorn served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015
Banking and Financial Institutions
Energy and Technology
Local Government, Chair
Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Vice Chair
Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Zorn served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Vice chair
Energy and Technology
Health Policy
Military and Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Zorn served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Doug Spade was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dale Zorn was unopposed in the Republican primary. Jeff Andring ran as a U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate. Zorn defeated Spade and Andring in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Michigan State Senate, District 17 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDale Zorn 51.1% 38,442
     Democratic Doug Spade 46.2% 34,706
     U.S. Taxpayers Jeff Andring 2.7% 2,039
Total Votes 75,187

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Zorn won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 56. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Larry Crider (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDale Zorn Incumbent 57.6% 23,592
     Democratic Larry Crider 42.4% 17,338
Total Votes 40,930

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Zorn won election to the District 56 seat in 2010. He defeated Bob Wentz in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Kate Ebli (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7][8]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 56 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dale Zorn (R) 15,582
Kate Ebli (D) 13,945

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Zorn is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Zorn raised a total of $161,765 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[9]

Dale Zorn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 56 Won $121,435
2010 Michigan State House, District 56 Won $40,330
Grand Total Raised $161,765

2012

Zorn won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Zorn raised a total of $121,435.

2010

Zorn won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Zorn raised a total of $40,330.

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[10]

January 2011 - March 2012

Dale Zorn received a 68% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[10]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Zorn's endorsements included the following:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[11]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dale Zorn endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]

Personal

Zorn and his wife, Cindy, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Kowall (R)
Michigan State Senate District 17
2015-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Kate Ebli (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 56
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Jason Sheppard (R)