Terri Lynn Land
|Terri Lynn Land|
|U.S. Senate, Michigan|
|Michigan Secretary of State|
- Graduated from Grandville High School
- Bachelor's degree, Hope College in political science
Terri Lynn Land served as County Clerk and Register of Deeds for Kent County for seven years beginning in 1993. In 2000, Land ran unsuccessfully for a position on the Michigan State Board of Education. She was elected Secretary of State in November 2002 and re-elected in 2006.
Beginning in 2004, Land's office implemented a plan to use advanced customer-service technology to increase service, reduce the number of branch offices, reduce customer wait times, and save money. Though this is an example of a politician voluntarily seeking ways to reduce the size of the department that she oversees, the modernization plan experienced political opposition from lawmakers who resisted the loss of branch offices in their communities.
In 2007, three Republicans joined 53 Democrats in the Michigan House on a vote to rewrite the funding formula for the department, with the intent to block the ability of the Secretary of State to make decisions regarding which branches to close. The Michigan Senate did not consider the bill.
In December of 2009 and again in February of 2010, two other efforts to block the modernization plan in the Michigan House received enough support to be passed and sent to the Michigan Senate. The December attempt received support from one Republican and 58 Democrats, while the February try got two Republicans and 63 Democrats supporting it. Once again, the Michigan Senate has not voted on either the bill.
By April of 2010, opposition to the plan in the Michigan House rose to 71 lawmakers - seven Republicans and 64 Democrats..
- President, Byron Center Historical Society (1990-1992)
- Member, Grandville Rotary (1990-1999)
- Member, Grand Rapids Early Morning Riser's Club (1992-present)
- Member, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce (1992-present)
- Member, Board of Directors, American Heart Association (1995-1999)
- Member, Friends of Van Andel Museum (1995-present)
- Member, Frederick Meijer Gardens (1995-present)
- Member, Friends of John Ball Zoological Park (1995-present)
- Member, United States Supreme Court Historical Society (1996-present)
- Member, Board of Directors, Project Rehab Foundation (1997-1998)
- Member, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement Alumni Board (1997-1999)
- Member, Byron Center Community Fine Arts Council (1997-present)
- Member, Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society (1997-present)
- Member, Board of Directors, Potters House Foundation (1997-present)
- President, Byron Center Fine Arts Foundation (1999-present)
- Member, Grand Rapids Rotary (1999-present)
- Member, Grand Rapids Public Museum Foundation Board (2000-present)
- Vice President, Board of Directors - Women's Resource Center (2001-2002)
- Member, National Association of Secretaries of State
|2006 Race for Secretary of State - Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Primary Opponent||N/A|
|Total Raised by Gen. Election Opponent||$192,428|
|Top 5 Contributors|| Dan Hibma $87,000 (9.81% of Total)|
| Michigan Association of Realtors $32,250 (3.64%)|
| Michigan Auto Dealers Association $24,500 (2.76%)|
| Michigan Manufactured Housing RV & Campground Association $20,000 (2.26%)|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $18,000 (2.03%)|
|Individuals v. Institutions||$612,017 (69.0%)|
|In v. Outside State||$852,005 (96.2%)|
Washington Post top 10 races
According to an analysis by The Washington Post, the U.S. Senate election in Michigan is considered one of the top 10 Senate races of 2014 as of December 2013. Land had a strong fundraising run in the third quarter of 2013.
- 2006 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary
- Terri Lynn Land ran unopposed in this contest
|2006 Race for Secretary of State - General Election|
|Republican Party||Terri Lynn Land||56.2%|
|Democratic Party||Carmella Sabaugh||42.0%|
|Green Party||Lynn Meadows||1.8%|
- 2002 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary
- Terri Lynn Land ran unopposed in this contest
|2002 Race for Secretary of State - General Election|
|Republican Party||Terri Lynn Land||55.0%|
|Democratic Party||Melvin Hollowell||43.0%|
|Green Party||Ray Ziarno||1.2%|
|U.S. Taxpayers||Charles Conces||0.8%|
|Terri Lynn Land (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|October Quarterly||October 14, 2013||$0.00||$2,050,599.51||$(111,787.10)||$1,938,812.41|
Land contributed $1 million to her campaign in the third quarter, nearly half of her total contributions for the quarter.
Terri L. Land currently resides in Byron Center, Michigan with her husband, Dan Hibma, and their two children - Jessica and Nicholas. She been a practicing member of the Corinth Reformed Church since 1983.
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- The Washington Post, "Terri Lynn Land running for Michigan Senate seat," June 3, 2013
- WILX "Land to Run for Governor" 19 Feb. 2009
- Daily Tribune "Land bows out of governor’s race; throws support to Bouchard" 25 June, 2009
- WZZM 13 "Bouchard names Land running mate in Gov. race" 16 Sept. 2009
- MichCapCon.com "No Good Deed Unpunished" 7 Feb. 2008
- MichCapCon.com "Democrats and GOP Legislators Slam Savings at Secretary of State" 5 Feb. 2010
- MichCapCon.com "Latest Vote Shows Dept. of State's Cost-Saving Plan Now Opposed by 71 in House — Including Seven GOP" 9 April 2010
- Roll Call, "GOP Congresswoman Endorses in Michigan Senate Race | #MISEN," August 20, 2013
- Mlive.com, "Pete Hoekstra, trounced in 2012 Senate race, endorses Terri Lynn Land's bid," August 21, 2013
- The Washington Post, "The Fix’s top 10 Senate races of 2014," accessed December 10, 2013[
- Department of State - 2006 General Election Results
- Department of State - 2002 General Election Results
- Federal Election Commission "Terri Lynn Land October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
- Roll Call, "Two Senate Candidates Put Up $1 Million or More for 2014," October 28, 2013
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