Charles Roddis

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Charles Roddis
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 35
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Findlay
Websites
Campaign website
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Charles Roddis is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 35 of the Michigan House of Representatives.

Biography

Roddis is an accountant with the River Rouge school district, with a B.A. in Accounting and Mathematics from the University of Findlay. He previously worked as a financial employee of the State of Ohio, and as an operations manager. He is a middle and high school swimming coach, as well as a volunteer for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.[1][2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Roddis' website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

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."

Fixing Roads

  • 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

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Nicole Brown, Darryle Buchanan, Jeremy Moss and Charles Roddis face off in the Democratic primary. Robert Brim is unopposed in the Republican primary.[4]

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roddis ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 35. He was defeated by incumbent Rudy Hobbs.[5][6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRudy Hobbs Incumbent 57.3% 7,405
Jenifer Marlene Franklin 28.6% 3,693
Howard Worthy 9.2% 1,193
Charles Roddis 4.9% 630
Total Votes 12,921

Personal

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.[7]

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