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Rep. Neumann was born in Alpena, Michigan in 1960. He graduated from Alpena High School and attended Alpena Community College, where he received a degree in business management. After college Neumann became a firefighter and certified paramedic with the city of Alpena from 1982 to 1998. He owned a business called Northern Healthcare Management from 1990-1996. He lives in Alpena and Lansing. He has two daughters Kristin and Sarah.
He was elected on November 4, 2008 to replace outgoing Rep. Matthew Gillard. Neumann previously represented the 106th District from 1999-2003 and was an unsuccessful candidate for the Michigan State Senate in 2002. In 2003, he was appointed Fire Marshal for the State of Michigan.
Political campaign history
In 1996, Andy Neumann was elected to the Alpena County Commissioner where he served on Budget and Finance, Public Safety and Health, Law Enforcement, and Insurance Committees. In 1998, he announced his candidacy for the 106th State House District, which at that time included the Counties of Alpena, Presque Isle, Cheboygan, and Charlevoix. Neumann won the Democratic Primary and went on to narrowly defeat Republican Phil Ludlow in the General Election. Neumann was easily re-elected in 2000.
In 2002, Neumann ran for the open 36th District State Senate Seat, located in the North East Lower Peninsula. Neumann narrowly lost to Republican Tony Stamas, of Midland. He was succeeded in the State House by Democrat Matthew Gillard. In 2003, he was appointed Michigan State Fire Marshal.
Neumann's successor, Matthew Gillard, retired in 2008 because of term limits, which prevent a house member from serving more than three terms. Neumann announced his candidacy for the 106th District, which was slightly altered from the district he had represented previously, but still included his home in Alpena. Neumann won the Democratic Primary and went on to defeat Republican Peter Pettalia in the general election. Neumann is a conservative Democrat, receiving an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association, and while in the legislature, he was a strong advocate for gun rights, voting in favor of a plan to make it easier to carry concealed weapons and against a plan that would limit gun purchases to one gun per month.
Neumann is currently serving in his third term as Michigan State Representative. Term limits prevent him from running for re-election in 2010.
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.
More voting record details
- List of all of Andy Neumann’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Andy Neumann’s 119 missed roll-call votes
Committee Assignments, 2009-2010
- Families and Children's Services
- Health Policy
- Senior Health, Security and Retirement (Chair)
Neumann was not eligible for re-election under Maine's term limits.
Andy Neumann raised $142,027 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 106|
|Andy Neumann (D)||23,809|
|Peter Pettalia (R)||19,620|
In 2008 Andy Neumann collected $142,027 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan House Democratic Fund||$42,875|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$5,000|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$5,000|
|Michigan Education Association||$5,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Andy Neumann
S1485 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
- Andy Neumann's campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Andy Neumann official government website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Andy Neumann
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2002, 1998
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