Robert Kennedy (Michigan)

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Robert Kennedy
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 106
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Robert Kennedy was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 106 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1][2]


Campaign themes


Kennedy's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Michigan’s Natural Resources

  • Excerpt: "It is my sincere hope that once we experience the beauty and the positive effect it has on our individual lives and health that we will all want to preserve and protect it for our children, grandchildren and all who share our ‘Shangri-La’ in the future."

Marriage Equality

  • Excerpt: "Tradition is tied to the past, not the future. Slavery was the tradition for 99% of human history and long defended for that reason. It is now indefensible. Traditional beliefs about gender, sexuality, and relationships are now quickly becoming indefensible."

Income Inequality

  • Excerpt: "Sufficient disposable income needs to be in the hands of the majority so they can purchase products and services from our business people, thus completing the economic cycle. The rampant income inequality that exists today must be addressed."

Campaign Finance Reform In the Wrong Direction!!!

  • Excerpt: "The citizens of the 106th district, and indeed all Michiganders, deserve transparency in our electoral process. Let’s stop this move toward plutocracy and get back to government of the people, by the people, and for the people."

Medicaid Expansion in Michigan

  • Excerpt: "Medicaid expansion will save lives and help create a more healthy work force."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Robert Kennedy defeated Rozanne Curley and Scot McKenzie in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Peter Pettalia was unopposed in the Republican primary. Pettalia then defeated Kennedy in the general election.[4][5][1][2][6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 106 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Pettalia Incumbent 55% 18,618
     Democratic Robert Kennedy 45% 15,226
Total Votes 33,844
Michigan House of Representatives, District 106 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Kennedy 49% 3,004
Scot McKenzie 35.5% 2,176
Rozanne Curley 15.4% 945
Total Votes 6,125

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