|Former candidate for|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 102|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|(dead link) Campaign website|
Ruggles' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
|“||JOBS NOW We need to immediately invest in both State and Local road, community facilities and infrastructure projects. Of the jobs that are created, let us set aside 25% of those jobs for the long-term unemployed, those needing public assistance and our returning service men and women. We must work with our small businesses to ensure they have an even playing field when they're forced to compete with large multinational corporations.
It goes without saying that equity in pay for all should be the law of the land. We also know that it is time to increase the minimum wage.
EDUCATION Access to public education is a birth right in America. Keep public schools public! Protect our educators. They are the gatekeepers of our freedom. OVERCROWDED CLASSROOMS and limited materials hamper learning. Teaching to state tests destroys creativity, motivation and productivity.
Public higher education must reflect the needs of our society. A 2010 study concluded that many of our graduates will be paying on their student loans for their entire working careers. We need to help them, especially when their careers fill the critical needs of our changing society.
OUR ENVIRONMENT Michigan is a wonderland of natural beauty and we must be GOOD STEWARDS of our water, land and air. We cannot risk the health of our next generation for the profit of a few.
SENIOR CITIZENS We must protect our senior citizens by repealing the new pension tax law.
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE From the very first writing of our Constitution, we have had a responsibility to help our brothers and sisters who fall on hard times. We can do this best with job training and jobs. Nothing helps as much as a PAYCHECK. Let's help them get one.
TAXES Michigan's tax structure is neither fair nor comprehensive. We need to eliminate corporate welfare. We can write tax code that is easy to understand and puts all individuals and businesses on an even playing field.
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 Ruggles was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Phil Potvin defeated James Higgs in the Republican primary. Potvin then defeated Ruggles in the general election.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 102 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Phil Potvin Incumbent||60.1%||14,717|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 102 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Phil Potvin Incumbent||67.1%||5,242|
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- 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
- Committee to Elect Ruggles, "Issues," accessed October 15, 2014 (dead link) (dead link)
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- 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 Department of State, "Unofficial General Election Results as of November 5, 2014," accessed November 6, 2014
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