Michigan House of Representatives District 103

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Michigan House of Representatives District 103
Current incumbentBruce Rendon Republican Party
Population86,884
Gender50.1% Female, 49.9% Male
Race97.0% White, 1.3% Two or More Races, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% Black, 0.3% Other
Ethnicity98.5% Non-Hispanic, 1.5% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Michigan's hundred and third state house district is held by Republican Representative Bruce Rendon.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 86,884 civilians reside within Michigan's hundred and third state house district.[1] Michigan state representatives represent an average of 89,851 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 90,349 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Michigan House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[4] Michigan legislators assume office the at noon on first day of January.

Qualifications

Section 7 of Article 4 of the Michigan Constitution states, "Each senator and representative must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age, and an elector of the district he represents. The removal of his domicile from the district shall be deemed a vacation of the office. No person who has been convicted of subversion or who has within the preceding 20 years been convicted of a felony involving a breach of public trust shall be eligible for either house of the legislature."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Michigan Legislature are paid $71,685/year. Legislators can use up to $10,800/year for expenses.[5]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Michigan legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Michigan Term Limits Act in 1992. That initiative said that Michigan representatives are subject to term limits of no more than three two-year terms, or a total of six years.[4]

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2002.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

Whenever a vacancy occurs in the house, it is up to the Governor to call for a special election. A special election must be held during the next scheduled general election.[6] If the vacancy happened after the statewide primary, leaders of the respective party organizations within the Senate district can submit a list of nominees to be voted on by party leadership. A vote must be held no later than 21 days after the vacancy.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives 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. James Cromwell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Bruce Rendon defeated Dave Ryan in the Republican primary. Brad Richards is running as an independent candidate.[8][9]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 103 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Rendon Incumbent 74.2% 8,042
Dave Ryan 25.8% 2,792
Total Votes 10,834

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 7, 2012 and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for major party candidates wishing to run in this election was May 15, 2012. The deadline for independent candidates was July 19, 2012. The deadline for write-in candidates was July 27, 2012.[10] Incumbent Bruce Rendon (R) defeated Lon Johnson (D) in the general election. Rendon defeated Matthew Sherman and Brenton Weiss in the Republican primary. Johnson defeated Frank Izworski in the Democratic primary.[11][12]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 103, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Rendon Incumbent 52.8% 23,308
     Democratic Lon Johnson 47.2% 20,832
Total Votes 44,140
Michigan House of Representatives, District 103 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Rendon Incumbent 72.1% 7,840
Matthew Sherman 16.4% 1,783
Brenton Weiss 11.5% 1,256
Total Votes 10,879
Michigan House of Representatives, District 103 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLon Johnson 79.3% 3,728
Frank Izworski 20.7% 971
Total Votes 4,699

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Michigan House of Representatives District 103 have raised a total of $1,657,607. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $69,067 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Michigan House of Representatives District 103
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $709,552 3 $236,517
2010 $328,014 8 $41,002
2008 $59,543 3 $19,848
2006 $43,536 2 $21,768
2004 $410,642 4 $102,661
2002 $77,762 2 $38,881
2000 $28,558 2 $14,279
Total $1,657,607 24 $69,067

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