|Michigan State Senate, District 28|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 77|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Previous offices held
- 3 Political campaign history
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Campaign contributions
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Green earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. His professional experience includes working in Western Michigan Regional Government Affairs for Viacom.
Previous offices held
Kevin Green was a member of the Wyoming city council between 1999 and 2004.
Political campaign history
The 77th District on Michigan’s west side is solidly Republican, so like most Michigan state legislator’s Green’s real election contests have been primaries. The western Michigan district’s population tends to be socially and religiously conservative. In 2004 Green’s primary opponent was Kent Vanderwood, a former Christian school principal who was endorsed by the then-incumbent, term-limited Joanne Voorhees. Vanderwood was said to support broad-based tax cuts as means to improve the state economy, while Green focused more on targeted tax breaks aimed at certain companies or industries. Both candidates “met the criteria” of various organizations with great influence in low-turnout Republican primary elections, including Right to Life and the National Rifle Association; business groups were split in their endorsements. Both candidates favored lifting the cap on the number of charter schools in Michigan, but Green also was supported by many local school boards and in subsequent elections has received contributions from the Michigan Education Association teacher’s union.
- Banking and Financial Services
- Health Policy
- Senior Health, Security, and Retirement
- List of all of Kevin Green’s call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s "advanced search" to narrow by issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Kevin Green’s missed roll-call votes
- Opposed Bill 5194, raise state income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent.
- Opposed Bill 5198, impose 6 percent service tax on many businesses (later repealed).
- Opposed Bill 5408, impose 22 percent Michigan Business Tax surcharge in lieu of 6 percent service tax.
- Opposed Bill 5524, mostly repeal electricity competition, restore monopolies to incumbent utilities including MichCon and DTE.
- Supported Bill 213, impose renewable energy mandates on electric utilities.
- Supported Bill 860, impose groundwater withdrawal permit and regulation requirements on large water users.
- Supported Bill 5075, prohibit business and restaurant owners from choosing to allow smoking.
- Supported Bill 5282, allow Blue Cross Blue Shield to collect “risk pool” assessments from for-profit insurers while also retaining its tax-exempt status.
- Supported Bill 418, require MEA school union subsidiary MESSA to share claims data with school districts.
- Opposed Bill 4048, allow no-reason absentee voting.
- Approved increased appropriations worth $327.7 million out of the $1.470 billion of new spending enacted following the 2007 tax increases. (Source: Michigan Capitol Confidential)
- Click below to see how this representative voted.
- Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
- Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
- Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
- Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
- Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
- Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
- Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
- Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
- Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
- Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
- Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
- A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
- It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
- Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
- Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
- First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
- Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
- Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
- Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
- Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
- Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.
Green's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I believe that politics should be from the people who choose a spokesperson to represent their thoughts, not only for their locality but also for the entire State of Michigan."
Rebuilding Michigan’s Economy
- Excerpt: "As your State Senator, I will continue to promote a positive business climate in Michigan as our State continues to recover."
The Right to Life
- Excerpt: "The Right to Life is my mainstay. I believe the Right to Life is of primary importance, and must be distinguished as the basis for the existence or recognition of any other right."
Balancing our Budgets - Living within our Means
- Excerpt: "I am in favor of reducing spending as a first line of defense against budget deficits."
The Right Bear Arms
- Excerpt: "I believe in the right to own firearms. There is no place in the world safe from random acts of violence. With few exceptions, violent criminals do not obtain firearms through any established legal process."
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Deb Havens was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Peter MacGregor defeated Kevin Green in the Republican primary. Ted Gerrard is running as a U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate.
|Michigan State Senate, District 28 Republican Primary, 2014|
Green was not eligible for re-election due to Michigan's term limits.
Kevin Green raised $68,718 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 77|
|Kevin Green (R)||25,338|
|Charles Geerlings (D)||14,125|
|Mike Orcutt (L)||1,161|
In 2008 Kevin Green collected $68,718 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|MICHIGAN BEER & WINE WHOLESALERS ASSOCIATION $3,350|
|MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU $2,500|
|MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $1,250|
|MICHIGAN STATE POLICE TROOPERS ASSOCIATION $1,250|
- Report from Michigan Secretary of State
- Official campaign website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- green4michsenate.com, "My Policy," accessed July 18, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "State Senator," accessed August 6, 2014
- 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
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Election Results - General Election - November 04, 2008," accessed May 30, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Green's 2008 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributors to Kevin Green
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