|Former candidate for|
|Michigan House of Representatives District 35|
|Bachelor's||University of Findlay|
Roddis earned his B.A. in Accounting and Mathematics from the University of Findlay. He has worked as an accountant with the River Rouge school district. He previously worked as a financial employee of the State of Ohio, and as an operations manager. He has been a middle and high school swimming coach, as well as a volunteer for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Roddis' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Fighting For Jobs
- Excerpt: "State government’s #1 priority must be jobs. Investing in transportation, education and technology, will create better-paying jobs and get our economy moving again. We must also expand community colleges and vocational training to help prepare workers for new high-tech jobs."
Protecting The Middle Class And Seniors
- Excerpt: "As a father, I have worked hard to provide for my family. We must stop playing politics with workers’ pensions and repeal Governor Snyder’s retirement tax. And we must help working families get ahead instead of giving billion dollar tax breaks to big corporations."
Strengthening Public Schools
- Excerpt: "As the Finance Director of a struggling school district, I worked hard to turn things around so teachers could keep their jobs and children would have a chance. Let’s stop the Republican’s cuts to education and restore funding now."
- Excerpt: "Michigan has the 5th highest tax on gasoline but we rank near the bottom for the least spending on roads. We must prioritize funding and get serious about fixing roads. It will attract new jobs and keep us safe."
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. Jeremy Moss defeated Nicole Brown, Darryle Buchanan and Charles Roddis in the Democratic primary. Robert Brim was unopposed in the Republican primary. Moss defeated Brim in the general election.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 35 General Election, 2014|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Rudy Hobbs Incumbent||57.3%||7,405|
|Jenifer Marlene Franklin||28.6%||3,693|
Roddis is the son of school teachers; his father taught science while his mother taught second grade. He and his wife, Erin, have two children.
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- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed May 27, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Charles Roddis's Biography," accessed August 2, 2012
- Vote411, "Michigan House District 035," accessed August 2, 2012 (dead link)
- charlesroddis.com, "Official campaign website," accessed July 28, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed August 6, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed December 5, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing," accessed September 8, 2014
- Michigan Department of State, "2012 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed June 6, 2012
- Associated Press, "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012
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