Judy Emmons

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Judy Emmons
Judy Emmons.jpg
Michigan State Senate District 33
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2002 – 2008
Personal
BirthdayDecember 20, 1952
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Judy K. Emmons (b. December 20, 1952) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 33 since January 1, 2011.

Emmons served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007. During her tenure in the House, she served two years as majority vice-chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

Biography

Emmons's professional experience includes working as a fifth-generation family farmer and mentor. She has served as the chair of the statewide Senate GOP Women Matter training and education program.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Economic Development
Education, Vice-chair
Families, Seniors and Human Services, Chair
Health Policy
Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Emmons served on these 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. Fred Sprague was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Judy Emmons was unopposed in the Republican primary. Emmons defeated Sprague in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Michigan State Senate, District 33 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Emmons Incumbent 57.2% 36,420
     Democratic Fred Sprague 42.8% 27,235
Total Votes 63,655

2011

See also: Judy Emmons recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)

Deanna Porter filed recall language with the Montcalm County Clerk on May 25, 2011 seeking to remove Emmons from office. Porter cited Emmons's support for taxing pensions and tax cuts for corporations as the basis of her recall effort.[5] The Election Commission unanimously voted to deny the petition on June 9 because it lacked clarity. That same morning Joan Rasegan filed two versions of recall language against Emmons based on the senator's vote for the Emergency Financial Manager Law.[6] Porter filed again on June 15.

At a meeting on June 21, the commission denied Rasegan's wording. That same day she filed again twice.[7] Rasegan's and Porter's petitions were taken up at a meeting on July 1, where all three were approved. Both campaigns had 180 days to gather 19,953 signatures, but they had to be collected in a 90 day period.[8] Their efforts failed to put the recall on the ballot.

2010

Michigan State Senate

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Emmons won election to the 33rd District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. She defeated James Hoisington (D) and Joshua Lillie (L) in the November 2 general election.[9]

Michigan State Senate, District 33 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Judy Emmons (R) 50,222
James Hoisington (D) 25,206
Joshua Lillie (R) 2,403

Michigan Secretary of State

See also: Michigan Secretary of State election, 2010

Emmons failed to secure the Republican nomination at the party's convention. Ruth Johnson won the nomination.[10]

2006

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2006
2006 Race for State House, District 70 - General Election[12]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Judy Emmons (R) 63.2%
Christopher Mahar (D) 36.8%
Total votes 29,096

2004

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2004
2004 Race for State House, District 70 - General Election[14]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Judy Emmons (R) 66.0%
Henry Sanchez (D) 34.0%
Total votes 34,476

2002

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2002
2002 Race for State House, District 70 - Republican Primary[15]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Judy Emmons (R) 62.8%
Jon Aylsworth (R) 37.2%
Total votes 6,777
2002 Race for State House, District 70 - General Election[16]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Judy Emmons (R) 65.8%
Henry Sanchez (D) 34.2%
Total votes 22,198

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Emmons is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Emmons raised a total of $255,975 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[17]

Judy Emmons's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 33 Not up for election $79,446
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 33 Won $74,976
2006 Michigan State House, District 70 Won $19,000
2004 Michigan State House, District 70 Won $30,375
2002 Michigan State House, District 70 Won $52,178
Grand Total Raised $255,975

2012

Emmons was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Emmons raised a total of $79,446.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Judy Emmons's campaign in 2012
Citizens Action Fund$8,485
Michigan Bankers Association$5,650
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$5,250
Michigan Association Of Health Plans$1,700
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$79,446
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Emmons won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Emmons raised a total of $74,976.

2006

Emmons won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Emmons raised a total of $19,000.

2004

Emmons won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Emmons raised a total of $30,375.

2002

Emmons won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Emmons raised a total of $52,178.

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.[18]

January 2011 - March 2012

Judy Emmons received a 61% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[18]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Emmons' endorsements included the following:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[19]

Personal

Emmons and her husband, Jerry, have three children.

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See also

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References

  1. Michigan Secretary of State, "State Senator," accessed August 6, 2014
  2. Michigan Secretary of State, "State Senator," accessed December 5, 2014
  3. Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed May 27, 2014
  4. Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing," accessed September 8, 2014
  5. Sentinel-Standard, "Resident begins action to recall Emmons," May 26, 2011
  6. The Daily News, "Emmons recall language denied," June 9, 2011 (Archived)
  7. Sentinel-Standard, "Hearing denies Emmons recall," June 22, 2011
  8. Sentinel-Standard, "Recall wording against Emmons approved," July 5, 2011
  9. Michigan Secretary of State, "Election Results - General Election - November 02, 2010," March 2, 2011
  10. Flint Journal, "Paul Scott loses secretary of state nomination, says he's focusing on state House campaign," August 28, 2010
  11. Michigan Department of State, "2006 Primary Election Results," accessed June 18, 2014
  12. Michigan Department of State, "2006 General Election Results," accessed May 30, 2014
  13. Michigan Department of State, "2004 Primary Election Results," accessed June 18, 2014
  14. Michigan Department of State, "2004 General Election Results," accessed May 30, 2014
  15. Michigan Department of State, "2002 Primary Election Results," accessed May 30, 2014
  16. Michigan Department of State, "2002 General Election Results," accessed May 30, 2014
  17. Follow the Money, "Emmons, Judy K," accessed June 1, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
  19. Right to Life of Michigan, "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014