|U.S. House, Michigan, District 8|
|January 3, 2015 - January 3, 2017|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Mike Rogers (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$7.65 in 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Michigan Senate - District 12|
|2003 - January 1, 2011|
|Profession||Real Estate Broker/Attorney|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Key votes
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Bishop was previously a Republican member and Majority Leader of the Michigan State Senate, representing the state's 12 Senate District, which encompassed the Eastern Detroit suburbs of Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Rochester and Rochester Hills. Due to Michigan term limits, Senator Bishop did not run for re-election in the Michigan State Senate elections of 2010. 
Bishop was born and raised in Oakland Country, Michigan. He graduated from Rochester Adams High School in 1985 and earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan in 1989. Soon after, he earned his Juris Doctorate at the Detroit College of Law in 1993. In 1993, he became a member to the State Bar of Michigan, which he currently still holds. Bishop was a member to the American Bar Association from 1993 to 1998.
Bishop is currently the Chief Legal Officer for the International Bancard Corporation and an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. In 2007, he was sworn into the Michigan State Senate and served in the position until 2010. During his time in the Michigan Senate, he played a large role in drafting the Michigan Child Protection Registry and the Michigan Identify Theft Protection Act.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Bishop's academic, professional and political career:
- 2015-present: U.S. Representative from Michigan's 8th Congressional District
- 2007-2010: Michigan State Senate
- 1999-present: Board Member, Rochester Community School Foundation
- 1996: Nominee, University of Michigan Board of Regents
- 1993-1998: Member, American Bar Association
- 1993-present: Member, State Bar of Michigan
- 1993: Juris Doctorate degree, Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University
- 1989: Bachelor's degree, University of Michigan in history
- 1985: Graduated from Rochester Adams High School
- Member, BBSOAR Board of Realtors
- Member, Macomb County Bar Association
- Member, Michigan Association of Realtors
- Member, National Association of Sportsmen Legislators
- Member, Municipal Law/Business Law Committees - Oakland County Bar Association
- Member, Sports Lawyer Association
Bishop serves on the following committees:
- Education and the Workforce Committee
- Judiciary Committee
The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session. For more information pertaining to Bishop's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.
Economic and fiscal
2016 Budget proposal
On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, voted against the resolution. Bishop voted with 225 other Republicans to approve the bill.
Iran nuclear deal
On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Bishop voted with 176 Democrats to approve the bill.
Bishop's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Jobs and Economy
- Excerpt: "Strengthening our nation’s economy is the top priority for Mike. The Obama administration has used the tax code, overregulation, and red tape to stifle job growth and stall our economy. Mike Bishop will help develop policies that will promote job growth and jumpstart our economy."
- Repeal Obamacare
- Excerpt: "Mike Bishop has fought against Obamacare from the start. Mike Bishop will vigorously fight against Obamacare."
- 2nd Amendment
- Excerpt: "Supporting our 2nd amendment right to bear arms, Mike Bishop championed right-to-carry legislation, received A/A+ rating from NRA and is personally a gun owner with a CPL."
- Excerpt: "Mike Bishop knows that we must secure our borders. Mike is opposed to any amnesty and believes that those wishing to enter this nation as citizens must follow our laws. We are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws."
- Excerpt: "Mike Bishop has received multiple Right to Life endorsements and has a 100% Pro-life record."
- Right to Work
- Excerpt: "Mike Bishop was one of the first elected officials in Michigan to publicly call for Right-to-work. In 2007, Mike Bishop publicly called for Michigan to become a right-to-work state."
- Cutting elected officials’ salaries
- Excerpt: "As a legislator, Mike Bishop sponsored legislation to cut public official salaries, including his own as a Senator."
- National Defense
- Excerpt: "The federal government’s number one responsibility is to provide a national defense, and we need leaders in Congress that will stand up for those men and woman who put their lives on the line every day to defend our freedom. Mike has and remains committed to being a voice of our armed forces."
Bishop ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 8th District. Bishop won the Republican nomination in the primary against Tom McMillin on August 5, 2014, before defeating Eric Schertzing (D), Jeremy Burgess (Independent Party), James Weeks (Libertarian) and Jim Casha (Green) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2014|
|Libertarian||James Weeks II||1.9%||4,557|
|Natural Law||Jeremy Burgess||0.7%||1,680|
|Source: Michigan Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.|
|U.S. House, Michigan District 8 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: Michigan Secretary of State|
- See also: Michigan Attorney General election, 2010
|2006 Race for State Senate, District 12 - General Election|
|Michael Bishop (R)||56.3%|
|Joseph Barrera (D)||40.8%|
|Brian Kelly (Libertarian)||2.9%|
|Holbert Maxey (Write-In)||0%|
|2002 Race for State Senate, District 12 - Republican Primary|
|Michael Bishop (R)||63.2%|
|David Galloway (R)||36.8%|
|2002 Race for State Senate, District 12 - General Election|
|Michael Bishop (R)||62.7%|
|Thomas Werth (D)||37.3%|
|2000 Race for State House, District 45 - General Election|
|Michael Bishop (R)||69.6%|
|Keith Van Wagner (D)||30.4%|
|1998 Race for State House, District 45 - Republican Primary|
|Michael Bishop (R)||29.7%|
|JoAnn Van Tassel (R)||27.9%|
|Gerard Carlin (R)||16.5%|
|Irene Connors (R)||12.0%|
|Mark Boegehold (R)||8.7%|
|Delores Puroll-Myslakow (R)||5.2%|
|1998 Race for State House, District 45 - General Election|
|Michael Bishop (R)||70.3%|
|Margaret Zande (D)||29.7%|
Comprehensive donor history
Comprehensive donor information for Bishop is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Bishop raised a total of $1,059,488 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 15, 2015.
|Michael Bishop's Campaign Contribution History|
|2014||U.S. House (Michigan, District 8)||$1,059,488|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,059,488|
Bishop won election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Bishop's campaign committee raised a total of $1,059,488 and spent $1,015,364. This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.
Cost per vote
Bishop spent $7.65 per general election vote received in 2014.
|U.S. House, Michigan District 8, 2014 - Michael Bishop Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$504,363|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$503,638|
|Top contributors to Michael Bishop's campaign committee|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
According to Follow the Money, Bishop raised $97,734 in 2006 for his state senatorial campaign.
Listed below are the top five contributors:
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$7,550|
|Michigan Bankers Association||$6,050|
|Michigan Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors||$5,000|
|Michigan Republican Party||$5,000|
Bishop currently resides in Rochester, Michigan with his wife, Cristina. The couple has three children: Benjamin Donald, Gabriella Maria and Nathan. He is also a practicing Protestant.
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- United States House of Representatives
- Michigan's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Michigan's 8th Congressional District
- Mike Bishop for Attorney General Campaign website
- Michigan Senate Republican - Senate Majority Leader Michael Bishop's website
- State Senate Campaign contributions: 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
- Michigan Votes - Michael Bishop's Voting Record
- Senator Bishop's facebook
- Senator Bishop's twitter account
- Senator Bishop's podcasts and commentary on iTunes
- Michigan Senate Republicans facebook
- Profile by Vote-USA
- MLive, "Republicans Mike Bishop, Bryan Barnett announce bids for Rogers' seat in Congress," accessed April 8, 2014
- Politico, "House Elections Results," accessed November 11, 2014
- List of 2010 state legislative candidates in Michigan
- Elect Mike Bishop, "About," accessed February 4, 2015
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Michael Bishop," accessed January 21, 2015
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 113th Congress," accessed April 29, 2015
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress," April 13, 2015
- Congress.gov, "S.Con.Res.11," accessed May 5, 2015
- Clerk.House.gov, "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 183," accessed May 5, 2015
- The Hill, "Republicans pass a budget, flexing power of majority," accessed May 5, 2015
- Congress.gov, "H.R.1191 - Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015," accessed May 16, 2015
- Clerk.House.gov, "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 226," accessed May 16, 2015
- Elect Mike Bishop, "Issues," accessed February 4, 2015
- Detroit Free Press, "Attorney edges out Mike Bishop in attorney general nomination," August 28, 2010
- Department of State - 2006 Primary Election Results
- Department of State - 2006 General Election Results
- Department of State - 2002 Primary Election Results
- Department of State - 2002 General Election Results
- Department of State - 2000 Primary Election Results
- Department of State - 2000 General Election Results
- Department of State - 1998 Primary Election Results
- Department of State - 1998 General Election Results
- Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Michael Bishop," accessed April 15, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Michael Bishop 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 7, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 7, 2015
- Follow the Money, "Campaign Contributions for Michael Bishop, 2006," accessed February 18, 2009
Mike Rogers (R)
|U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan District 8
| Succeeded by|
|Michigan Senate - District 12
2003-January 1, 2011
| Succeeded by|