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Tom Stobie

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Tom Stobie
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 101
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
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ProfessionEducator
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Tom Stobie was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 101 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1][2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Stobie's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

FIGHT FOR OUR KIDS AND THEIR SCHOOLS

As a lifelong educator and former superintendent of the Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools, I have seen how $3 billion in cuts to education have harmed our kids and their ability to prepare for the best jobs of the future. Supporting our kids and making sure their schools get the funding they need is one of my top priorities.

BRING TAX RELIEF TO MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES AND SENIORS

Recent tax law changes have resulted in middle-class families paying 32 percent more in taxes while corporations pay much less. This is simply unfair, and it’s making it difficult for families and seniors to make ends meet. I will restore the tax credits and deductions families rely on, and get rid of the new retirement tax on seniors.

SUPPORT OUR VETERANS

As a veteran of the U.S. Navy, I understand that those who served our country deserve our support. Unfortunately, Michigan ranks last in per-capita benefits for veterans. We must live up to our promise to support our veterans and their families.

PROTECT OUR RESOURCES

Northwest Michigan is blessed to have world-famous lakeshores, pristine forests and rich farmland. These not only provide us with recreation, but generate jobs and economic opportunity for our families. We must conserve these resources for our kids and grandchildren.

SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES

As a small-business owner myself, I know that the past few years have been challenging ones for entrepreneurs. We must support and encourage small business owners, so that they can create jobs and put people back to work.[3][4]

Elections

2014

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. Tom Stobie was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ray Franz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Franz then defeated Stobie in the general election.[5][6][1][2][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 101 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRay Franz Incumbent 50.4% 18,639
     Democratic Tom Stobie 49.6% 18,319
Total Votes 36,958

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