Triston Cole

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Triston Cole
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 105
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Triston Cole is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 5 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1][2]


Campaign themes


Cole's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]


  • Excerpt: "Triston’s top priority is making Northern Michigan a magnet for jobs, and he understands that government does not create jobs – local small businesses do. Government’s responsibility is to create an environment that makes job creation and economic activity in the private sector possible."


  • Excerpt: "Triston supports creating a fair regulatory and tax environment that will make Michigan the number one destination for locating a manufacturing operation. Additionally, Triston supports expanding vocational education and training to equip workers for today’s new high-tech careers."


  • Excerpt: "Triston supports agriculture and that’s why Michigan Farm Bureau Agri-PAC has endorsed him. Triston is dedicated to protecting Michigan’s 52,000 family farms and the $91.4 billion in economic activity generated each year by agriculture."

Oil & Gas

  • Excerpt: "Triston supports the oil and gas industry in Michigan because it means more and better jobs, and it will help produce the energy independence we need to keep our state and country secure."


  • Excerpt: "Triston believes it is time we get serious about fixing roads by prioritizing funding and without raising taxes. Fixing roads will keep us safe and make our economy strong."



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. Calo faces Cole in the general election.[4][1][2]

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


Cole was a Republican candidate for District 105 in the Michigan House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections. Cole was defeated by Greg MacMaster in the Republican primary on August 3, 2010.[5]



In 2014, Cole's endorsements include the following:[6]

  • Right to Life of Michigan[7]
  • Michigan Farm Bureau Agri-PAC
  • State Representative Greg MacMaster
  • Former State Representative Kevin Elsenheimer
  • Former State Representative Ken Bradstreet
  • Ken Borton, Otsego County Commissioner
  • Richard Friske & Family
  • Kevin Johnson & Family
  • Christian Marcus, Antrim County Commissioner
  • Kim MacMaster, Republican State Committee member
  • State Representative Ed McBroom
  • Matt Muladore, Otsego County Under Sheriff
  • Marv Rubingh & Family
  • Lynn Spearing, retired Ellsworth Community Schools Superintendent
  • Tom Stillings, former Republican 1st District Vice Chair

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