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Marty Knollenberg

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Marty Knollenberg
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Michigan State Senate, District 13
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Campaign website
Marty Knollenberg is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Knollenberg served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Vice Chair
Regulatory Reform


Campaign themes


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

Protecting Seniors

  • Excerpt: "Seniors on a fixed income need to be protected. Now that the state's budget has stabilized, we need to look at rolling back the tax on pensions."

Improving our Roads

  • Excerpt: "Our roads are atrocious! Well-kept roads promote economic growth. Our lawmakers haven't made road funding a priority, but I will!"

Keeping Taxes Low

  • Excerpt: "Government needs to live within their means just like you do. As a conservative I don't like increasing taxes and I won't support any tax hike."

Reducing Government Waste

  • Excerpt: "Wasteful spending is the kiss of death for any business or household budget and government is no different. Spending needs to be evaluated and measured regularly."

Streamline Regulations

  • Excerpt: "Jobs, more specifically, good paying jobs are critical for economic prosperity. Government needs to get out of the way and regulations which hinder job growth need to be reformed."



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. Cyndi Peltonen defeated Ryan Fishman in the Democratic primary. Five candidates faced off in the Republican primary; Marty Knollenberg won, with Rocky Raczkowski finishing second. Knollenberg defeated Peltonen in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan State Senate, District 13 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarty Knollenberg 58.1% 59,570
     Democratic Cyndi Peltonen 41.9% 42,892
Total Votes 102,462



In 2014, Knollenberg's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • Right to Life of Michigan[7]
  • Henry Allemon
  • Minesh Baxi
  • Robin Beltramini
  • Christina Broomfield
  • Tom Kaszubski
  • Dave Lambert
  • Nancy Negohosian
  • Terry Knight
  • Jim Halushka
  • Dave Easterbrook
  • Nancy Philippart
  • Todd Miletti
  • Mary Beth Halushka
  • Kessie Kaltsounis
  • Andrea Allemon
  • Bob Preston
  • Cheryl Whitton-Kaszubski
  • Jim Cyrulewski
  • Steve Toth
  • David Eisenbacher

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Pappageorge (R)
Michigan State Senate District 13
2015 - present
Succeeded by