Kevin Commet

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Kevin Commet
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Former candidate for
Michigan State Senate, District 16
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Kevin Commet was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 16 of the Michigan State Senate.[1]


Campaign themes


Commet's website highlighted the following campaign themes:


The success of our community directly depends on the success of our youth, and that's why we need to work with our friends at the Michigan Education Association to promote better teaching methods to create more effective educators. This can’t happen if the teacher’s union keeps taking significant hits from laws like the recently-passed right-to-work law.

By reforming Common Core standards and encouraging pro-student organizations like Head Start, our children can get an education that will enable them to be productive, contributing members of society.

It’s time for better roads and bridges. The average Michigan citizen spends over $350 in repairs on their car due to poor roads. This is unacceptable. Our infrastructure is in one of the worst in the nation, and we can’t place all of that blame on a harsh winter. Instead, we have to address the real problem: our roads suffer because they are cheaply made. When some of our roads are only lasting five years before they need major repairs, it’s not the contractors who pay the price; it’s the citizens. We need to start investing in making quality roads now so that we don’t have to bear the burden of fixing broken ones over and over.

What good is a community if it doesn't take care of the members which made it great? We ought to reward our senior citizens for their hard work, and levying a tax on their pensions is not the way to do that; a pension tax sends the message that our seniors didn't work hard enough while they working, which is obviously untrue. It is for this reason that Kevin is making repealing the Rep. Shirkey-backed Pension Tax a priority.

It is unacceptable that a person working 40 hours a week or more may still live in poverty. The minimum wage has not kept up with the cost of living. Increasing the minimum wage puts money directly into the economy, since those wages will be used for products and services that are essential to a life in today's world. It's time we raise the minimum wage to a wage that a hard-working person can feed their family with.

Consumers Energy, a company that has been operating in our district since its founding in 1886, is facing an the threat of severe setbacks due to House Bill 5184, introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey and co-sponsored by Rep. Earl Poleski. This legislation would leave our energy open to the unpredictable swings that come with a deregulated market. Kevin supports continuing to regulate our energy to ensure that Consumers is always working in the best interest of our citizens[2][3]



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. Kevin Commet was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mike Shirkey was unopposed in the Republican primary. Shirkey defeated Commet in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Michigan State Senate, District 16 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Shirkey 60.8% 41,667
     Democratic Kevin Commet 39.2% 26,823
Total Votes 68,490

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