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Ken Goike

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Ken Goike
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Michigan House of Representatives, 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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Goike Trucking and Excavating
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ken Goike is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Goike's professional experience includes working as the owner of Goike Trucking and Excavating.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Insurance
Michigan Competitiveness
Natural Resources
Tourism, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Goike served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Goike served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Goike's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Fix the Economy

  • Excerpt: "I know what it’s like to make a payroll. I also know what it is like to work with your hands."

Reform Government

  • Excerpt: "Larger government means less freedom for its citizens. I will advocate for streamlining government departments to eliminate the 'paper shuffle.'"

Prioritize Students in Education Funding

  • Excerpt: "Public education needs to prioritize students in determining best practices. Our school districts need to be open to restructuring how business is done to make the best use of taxpayer funding."

Protect the Environment for Future Generations

  • Excerpt: "I have been recycling my whole life, including previously holding a license to recycle vehicles. Michigan’s vast natural resources should be used, not abused."

Protect Life

  • Excerpt: "I believe life begins at conception. Government must protect its most vulnerable citizens, especially the unborn. I am proud to be endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan."

Voting record details

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Goike won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 33. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Martha O'Kray (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Goike Incumbent 61.9% 24,163
     Democratic Martha O'Kray 38.1% 14,869
Total Votes 39,032

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Goike won election to the District 33 seat in 2010. He defeated Giuseppe Biondo, Gina Bucci, Frank Cusumano, James Santilli, Jr. and Pete Vitale in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Andrew Prasiloski (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 33 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Ken Goike (R) 24,469
Andrew Prasiloski (D) 12,339

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Goike is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Goike raised a total of $53,425 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[5]

Ken Goike's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 33 Won $28,100
2010 Michigan State House, District 33 Won $25,325
Grand Total Raised $53,425

2012

Goike won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Goike raised a total of $28,100.

2010

Goike won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Goike raised a total of $25,325.

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Ken Goike received an 83% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Personal

Goike and his wife, Sherry, have three children. He has served as president of the Armada Fair board and as a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, the Michigan Builders Association and the Septic Association.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kim Meltzer (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 33
2011–present
Succeeded by
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