Thomas Pearce

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Thomas Pearce
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Michigan House of Representatives District 73
Former member
Term in office began
2005
Term in office ended
January 1, 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Thomas Pearce was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives representing District 73 from 2005 to January 1, 2011.

Rep. Pearce was born on March 27, 1956. He is a graduate of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids. He and his wife, Janet, have two children, Troy and Emily. Troy and his wife Melissa are the parents of the Pearces' granddaughters, Abby and Haylie. He is a member of Bella Vista Church.

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.

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Committee Assignments, 2009-2010

Elections

2010

Pearce was not eligible for re-election due to Michigan's term limits.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Thomas Pearce ran for District 73 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Bruce Hawley and Larry Orcutt.[1]

Thomas Pearce raised $26,225 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 73
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Pearce (R) 31,757
Bruce Hawley (D) 20,624
Larry Orcutt (L) 1,516

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Thomas Pearce collected $26,225 in donations.[3]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,850
Michigan Farm Bureau $1,000
Michigan Auto Dealers Association $1,000
Michigan Association of Realtors $1,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Thomas Pearce
N-1092 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-0218
TomPearce@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 73
2005–January 1, 2011
Succeeded by
Peter MacGregor