Tony Cutler

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Tony Cutler
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 105
Former candidate
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Tony Cutler was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 105 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Cutler's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Can the Private Sector Do It?

  • Excerpt: "Our focus should be to have a government that ensures our liberties and protect our freedoms: not run private enterprises. Any job the government is going to get involved in; the first question should be how the private sector can perform that job more effectively and efficiently."

Is it open and transparent?

  • Excerpt: "Everything we do should be to ensure the public trust is upheld. We cannot protect the liberties of our citizens if the government operates in secret. Everything we do needs to be open and transparent and in the best interest of our citizens."

Is it equal for all?

  • Excerpt: "In our quest to make sure that all citizens receive equal treatment under the law, any action I take as a lawmaker needs to not discriminate against our citizens. Again, the role of the government is to ensure our liberties are not infringed, not do dictate our lives."

Does the State or Federal Constitution Allow it?

  • Excerpt: "Too often in politics, the personal agendas of politics shine through and there is disregard for the Constitution. I promise that actions I take as a legislator will always have the Constitution in mind. I will oppose any legislation that infringes on our liberties or freedoms. I vow to not allow special interest to dictate what the Constitution does not allow."

To communicate freely and frequently with constituents.

  • Excerpt: "My job as a Representative is to do just that, represent. I cannot fulfill the will of the people if I am not accessible to them or provide constant feedback. As a single adult, my commitment will be 100% to my constituents. I will devote my time to the people I serve and will be committed to making sure their voice is heard in Lansing."

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Jay Calo was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Triston Cole defeated Tony Cutler and Michael Vickory in the Republican primary.[3][1][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 105 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTriston Cole 62.5% 8,627
Tony Cutler 29.2% 4,032
Michael Vickory 8.3% 1,141
Total Votes 13,800

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Cutler's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • Right to Life of Michigan[6]
  • Representative Frank Foster – MI 107th House District
  • Joel Evans – Charlevoix County Commission Chair
  • Mike Crawford – Antrim County Commission Chair
  • Allen Telgenholf – Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Dorance Amos – Elk Rapids Village Trustee
  • Mayor Boogie Carlson – City of Charlevoix
  • Tom Wagar – Otsego Lake Township Supervisor
  • Chuck Johnson – Mancelona Township Supervisor
  • Tex Drenth – Ellsworth
  • Kristi Poel – Bellaire Elementary and Middle School Principal
  • Robert Vollmer – Ellsworth Village Trustee
  • Robert Hoffman – Mentor Township Trustee
  • John Vrondran – Eveline Township Supervisor
  • Dave Hintz – McNamara Insurance Gaylord
  • George Lasater Jr – Charlevoix County Deputy Sheriff
  • Amy Derrer – Mancelona
  • Chad and Jessica Pletcher – Central Lake
  • Tim Boyko – Charlevoix
  • Glen B Catt – Catt Development

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