Terri Lynn Land
|Terri Lynn Land|
|U.S. Senate, Michigan|
|Michigan Secretary of State|
- 1 Education
- 2 Career
- 3 Modernization plan
- 4 Other roles
- 5 Political positions
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Elections
- 8 Campaign donors
- 9 Personal
- 10 Recent news
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 References
- 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
Land supports the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Speaking to a women's club, Land stated that women in the work force tend to care more about flexibility than pay. Democrats seized on these comments to suggest she opposes equal pay for women. Hannah Rosin, writing in the Miami Herald, criticized opponents for their "highly selective" quoting of Land, writing that Land is "totally right. Women do often sacrifice pay for flexibility, which is one of the biggest reasons for the gender gap."
Land's website lists the following issues:
|“||Free and Fair Trade: Trade policies from Washington all too often dramatically harm our state’s economy and cost Michigan good-paying middle class jobs. I will only support trade agreements that put Michigan businesses and workers on a level playing field with other countries.
Real Health Care Reform: ObamaCare has increased health care costs. ObamaCare has caused people to lose their insurance. ObamaCare regulations and taxes have discouraged health care innovation. Small businesses are even scaling back plans to hire more workers to avoid the penalty for having more than 50 employees. Some employers have reduced employees’ hours and have been forced to drop insurance plans.
There is a better way.
Immigration: We have a crisis on our southern border. The first duty of the federal government is to protect its citizens, but it cannot do that if it does not know who is coming in and out of the country.
The broken border with Mexico has cost Michigan jobs. Those who blatantly ignore our laws should not be rewarded, while those who follow the law are forced to wait in line to enter our country – this only invites more lawlessness.
It’s time for a systematic approach: We must enforce the immigration laws that are already on the books, make the immigration system more efficient, increase high-tech visas and seal off the border to Mexico. My plan will put Michigan First by protecting our middle class jobs and helping Michigan businesses grow.
|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. 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|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$1,938,812.41||$1,662,812.68||$(263,327.94)||$3,338,297.15|
|April Quarterly||April 24, 2014||$3,338,297.15||$1,507,117.13||$(483,993.25)||$4,351,421.03|
Land contributed $1 million to her campaign in the third quarter, nearly half of her total contributions for the quarter. Land stated that, "You can't ask other people to invest in you if you don't invest in yourself.”
Terri L. Land currently resides in Byron Center, Michigan with her husband, Dan Hibma, and their two children - Jessica and Nicholas. She has been a practicing member of the Corinth Reformed Church since 1983.
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- Social media:
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Campaign contributions at Follow The Money
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Collected news and commentary at The Hill
- Collected news and commentary at The Huffington Post
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Times
- 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
- "Mlive","GOP Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land marks Obamacare anniversary, reiterates call for repeal", March 23, 2010
- "Politico","Senate battle in Michigan: Whiskey and sled rides", accessed August 22, 2014
- "Associated Press","Land opposes proposed min. wage hike", April 30, 2014
- "Miami Herald","The war on women has lost its purpose", April 30, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- 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
- Federal Election Commission, "Terri Lynn Land Year-End." accessed April 29, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Terri Lynn Land April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
- Roll Call, "Two Senate Candidates Put Up $1 Million or More for 2014," October 28, 2013
- "Mlive","Profile: Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is in the driver's seat", February 20, 2009
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