Don Volaric

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Don Volaric
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Michigan, District 10
Date of birth09/16/1962
Place of birthDetroit, MI
ProfessionHealth insurance agent
Campaign website
Don Volaric was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Michigan.


Volaric was born in Michigan, but grew up in California. At 18, he started his career for a large print media and color lithography company. He was promoted to managerial positions and stayed for 15 years. After moving back to Michigan, he started his own health insurance company, Freedom Health Insurance.[1]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Volaric listed nine issues. They were:[2]

  • Immigration

Excerpt: "It is a fundamental responsibility of the federal government to secure our borders and to craft and enforce an immigration policy that is ultimately beneficial to the United States of America."

  • National Security

Excerpt: "The 21st century will be a dangerous place if America fails to protect itself. The nation must recommit itself to the principles that made this nation safe, free and prosperous. America must have the means to remain engaged in the world and act proactively to protect our nation and its citizens. We are a global power with global interests. The armed forces of these United States must have the capacity to act anywhere in the world where our vital interests are threatened."

  • Education

Excerpt: "The Constitution reserves the issue of education for the states. While education is a state and local issue, clearly it is also a strategic interest at the federal level. It is vitally important that our citizens have access to the information and skills training necessary to not only help individuals provide for themselves and their families, but also to ensure that America can compete in the global economy. An educated work force yields technological breakthroughs, scientific advancements, medical cures, economic and personal freedom, and ultimately, a self-determinative society."

  • Seniors

Excerpt: "Seniors here in Michigan and across America have blazed trails for us on so many fronts whether in space, technology, business, politics, or in homes. They have worked countless hours at often thankless jobs, raised children and grandchildren, built businesses, scrimped, saved, and invested. They have tirelessly and selflessly sacrificed, endured, and served as an example for all of us. Now we have the responsibility of carrying on that legacy of American exceptionalism, optimism, and determination."

  • World class health care

Excerpt: "When it comes to something as personal as our health, do we believe bureaucrats in Washington know best? Do we trust them to make good decisions about our lives and the lives of our children and parents when we see the decisions they have made on our national budget and the deficit?"

  • Strong families

Excerpt: "The family is the building block of the individual and of the nation. As a result of its primacy, we must do more to strengthen families."

  • Safe communities

Excerpt: "The government’s first obligation is to protect American citizens. That requires using common sense to identify, and adequate funding to protect us from, threats originating from home or abroad. I will fight for a responsible and proper allocation of resources to protect Michigan citizens and will not allow any political agenda to compromise our security."

  • Agriculture

Excerpt: "A very important part of Michigan's rich heritage has always been farming and agribusiness. Not only do our family farms feed the nation, but Michigan farms also provide many vital jobs in a state which is struggling to address chronic double-digit unemployment. Like just about every other sector today, agriculture is being threatened by an out-of-control federal government. I will be a tireless advocate for Michigan's ag industry and will resist any attempts by Washington bureaucrats to put it at a disadvantage or to further expand federal power unconstitutionally."

  • Energy and Environment

Excerpt: "The challenges we as Americans face with energy are serious and can no longer be put off for another day. We must find smarter ways to meet our needs without bankrupting our families or businesses, or compromising our stewardship of natural resources or our national security. Businesses require ever more energy to produce goods and, in the process, to create jobs. Families already struggle with trimming their family budget."

  • Jobs and the Economy

Excerpt: "History teaches us that the unrivaled ingenuity and hard work of Americans in a free market have always been the driver for unequaled economic growth...not shuffling around decreasing tax dollars in politically-motivated programs fraught with waste and inefficiencies and run by a bloated government far removed from the citizens."

  • Restoring Common Sense and Accountability to Government

Excerpt: "You don’t have to look far today to find proof that Americans in general and Michigan citizens in particular are upset with politics as usual in Lansing and Washington. Poll after poll confirms this, and the incumbents who haven’t already announced their retirement are scrambling."[2]



See also: Michigan's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Volaric ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 10th District. However, he withdrew from the race before the primary election.


See also: Michigan's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Volaric was defeated by incumbent Sander Levin (D).[3] Volaric ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 9th District. He defeated Gregory C. Dildilian in the Republican primary. He faced Democratic incumbent Sandy Levin, Jim Fulner (L), Julia Williams (G) and Les Townsend (UST) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Michigan District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSander Levin Incumbent 61.9% 208,846
     Republican Don Volaric 34% 114,760
     Libertarian Jim Fulner 1.8% 6,100
     Green Julia Williams 1.4% 4,708
     UST Les Townsend 0.9% 2,902
Total Votes 337,316
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Michigan District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDon Volaric Incumbent 61.6% 24,519
Gregory Dildilian 38.4% 15,284
Total Votes 39,803

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Volaric's reports.[5]

Don Volaric (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[6]January 29, 2014$95.49$25.00$(41.13)$79.36
April Quarterly[7]March 31, 2014$79.36$25.00$(1.13)$103.23
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Volaric's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Volaric lost the United States House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Volaric's campaign committee raised a total of $54,077 and spent $55,314.[8]


Volaric is married to his wife, Lynn. They have two children together, Lily and Lauren.[9]

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