|Former candidate for|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 51|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Eastern Michigan University|
Thomas' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
|“||Restore funding to our schools
Since 2011, the Michigan Legislature has stripped away funding from schools in the amount of $3 billion. That number shocks me, and it should shock you as well. Supporting our kids and making sure their schools get the funding they need is one of my top priorities.
Roll back tax increases on middle-class families and seniors
Recent tax law changes have resulted in individuals paying 32 percent more in taxes while corporations pay much less. This is simply unfair, and it’s making it difficult for middle-class families and seniors to make ends meet. I will restore the tax credits and deductions families rely on, and get rid of the new retirement tax on seniors.
Bring back funding for police and fire services
Public safety is one of the most important resources to make a community prosper, not only to set down roots and raise a family, but to build a business as well. Without police and fire services, residents don’t feel safe, and I will do everything I can to bring these public safety necessities back to full strength.
Support small-business owners and help them create jobs
As a small-business owner myself, I know that the past few years have been challenging ones for entrepreneurs. We must support and encourage small business owners, so that they can create jobs and put people back to work.
Protect our natural resources
The 51st District is full of pristine lakes and rivers. These not only provide us with recreation, but generate jobs and economic opportunity for our families. We must conserve these resources for our kids and grandchildren.
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. Ken Thomas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Joseph Graves defeated Sheila Barr in the Republican primary. Graves defeated Thomas in the general election.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 51 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Joseph Graves Incumbent||57.9%||19,429|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 51 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Joseph Graves Incumbent||76.4%||4,688|
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- Michigan House of Representatives
- Michigan House of Representatives District 51
- Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Michigan State Legislature
- 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 Ken Thomas, "Issues," accessed October 13, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed August 6, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed December 5, 2014
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