|Michigan House of Representatives District 96|
|January 1, 2011-Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Commissioner, Bay City|
|Bachelor's||Central Michigan University, 1977|
|Associate's||Delta College, 1975|
|Master's||Central Michigan University, 1985|
|Religion||High School teacher|
Brunner is a retired high school teacher and member of the Bay County Historical Society, board member of Friends of Bay City State Park and a founding member of Bay Future. Charles taught high school business for 30 years.
Brunner graduated from Delta College with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration and three more degrees from Michigan University: Bachelor's Degree in Business/Marketing Education and two Masters Degrees, in Business Education and and Secondary School administration.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brunner served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Agriculture, Vice-chair|
|• Energy and Technology|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brunner served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy and Technology|
Brunner won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 96. He was unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Chad Dewey (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Charles Brunner Incumbent||69.5%||28,263|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 96 General election (2010)|
|Charles Brunner (D)||17,064|
|Dennis Poirier, Sr. (R)||15,684|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Brunner raised $98,193 in contributions. 
His five largest contributors were:
|Brunner, Charles M||$21,600|
|Michigan Auto Workers||$5,000|
|Michigan Education Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
|Hammel Leadership Fund||$5,000|
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Tea Party Scorecard
The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.
January 2011 - March 2012
Charles Brunner received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Brunner has a wife, Judy.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
Jeff Mayes (D)
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