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Grant Carlson

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Grant Carlson
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 108
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolNorway High School, 1993
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
J.D.Michigan State University
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Grant Carlson was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 108 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1][2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Carlson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Fight to create new jobs and keep them in our community by supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs.

I know the value of our local small businesses, and I understand the importance of small businesses to the growth and success of Michigan’s economy. When I go to Lansing, I will support the small businesses that bring jobs to local communities.

Restore education funding so our kids receive the best education possible.
As a parent and Norway-Vulcan Area School Board member, I’ve seen firsthand how funding cuts from Lansing make it difficult for our students to get the world-class education they need to prepare for the best jobs of the future. When you send me to Lansing, I will work hard to see that our schools get the funding they need to decrease classroom sizes, stock learning supplies and give our kids the education they deserve.

Fully restore tax credits
Such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and $600 per child tax deduction and put a stop to shifting the state tax burden to middle class working families and seniors by repealing the tax on retirement income. I know how hard Michiganders work for their money, and it is unfair that they are paying 32 percent more in taxes while big orporations are paying 83 percent less. I will work hard in Lansing to end tax breaks to big corporations that fail to create jobs, and pass those savings to you.[3][4]

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Grant Carlson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ed McBroom was unopposed in the Republican primary. McBroom then defeated Carlson in the general election.[5][6][1][2][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 108 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd McBroom Incumbent 59.7% 16,926
     Democratic Grant Carlson 40.3% 11,421
Total Votes 28,347

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Carlson's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • State Rep. Scott Dianda (D)
  • State Rep. John Kivela (D)
  • Laborers International Union - Michigan
  • IBEW Local 219
  • United Auto Workers
  • Boilermakers Local 169
  • Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Operating Engineers Local 324
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 111
  • Michigan Professional Firefighters Union
  • SEIU Michigan Council
  • Dickinson County Sheriff Road Patrol and Dispatch Union
  • Norway Police Officer Association
  • Iron Mountain Police Officer Association
  • Kingsford Public Safety
  • Michigan Teamsters
  • Sierra Club
  • UFCW Local 876
  • SMART Union- Transportation Division (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation)
  • Norway-Vulcan Education Association
  • Breitung Township Education Association
  • Iron Workers Local 8, AFL-CIO
  • Dickinson County Correctional Officer’s Union
  • Iron Mountain Police Department, Lieutenants Association

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