John Reilly

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John Reilly
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 46
(dead link) Campaign website
John Reilly was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 46 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Reilly's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Right to Life

  • Excerpt: "John Reilly believes that life begins at the moment of conception and he will protect and defend life from the moment of conception until natural death."


  • Excerpt: "John Reilly strongly opposes Common Core and the nationalization of education. John will work to restore educational decision making to the state and local level where decision makers are more accountable to parents. John Reilly will seek to provide local district officials with greater flexibility in seeking the best educational options for students and empower parents with freedom of educational choices for their children."


  • Excerpt: " John Reilly will fight for Michigan taxpayers against Obamacare at all levels, including the expansion of Medicaid, the largest welfare state expansion since the 1960s. John will work against the growth of government and ever increasing reliance on federal funding with strings attached."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "John Reilly is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and gun rights and will defend the citizen’s lawful right to bear arms, as enshrined in the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. The right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right and is necessary for protection for personal sovereignty."

10th Amendment

  • Excerpt: " The 10th Amendment to the Constitution expressly states that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” John Reilly will defend the residents of our great state against the ever increasing expansion of the federal government."



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. David Lillis was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Bradford Jacobsen defeated John Reilly in the Republican primary. Jacobsen defeated Lillis in the general election.[3][4][1][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 46 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBradford Jacobsen Incumbent 69.2% 21,513
     Democratic David Lillis 30.8% 9,597
Total Votes 31,110
Michigan House of Representatives, District 46 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBradford Jacobsen Incumbent 56% 5,551
John Reilly 44% 4,367
Total Votes 9,918

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