|Former candidate for|
|Michigan State Senate, District 13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Michigan House of Representatives District 40|
|2007 - 2013|
|Oakland County Board of Commissioners|
|Mayor, City of Birmingham|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University|
|J.D.||University of Detroit School of Law, 1979|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Campaign contributions
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Endorsements
- 9 Personal
- 10 Recent news
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Moss served on the Birmingham Traffic and Safety Board from 1993-1997 before being elected to the City Commission. In 2000 he was elected mayor. Later in 2000, Moss was elected to the Oakland County Commission. He served as the chair of the Finance Committee. He served on the Commission until 2006.
Moss earned his B.A. from Michigan State University's James Madison College and his J.D. from the University of Detroit Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, freelance writer for the Oakland Press and the Detroit News and hosting a number of shows on WXST, WJIM and was the co-host of "Back to Back" on WTVS.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Moss served on these committees:
- Appropriations, Chair
- Statutory Committee on Legislative Council
- Subcommittee on Fiscal Oversight, Audit, and Litigation, Chair
- Subcommittee on Supplementals, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Moss served on these committees:
- Appropriations (Minority Vice Chair)
Moss' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Simple, fair and efficient is Chuck’s motto, and reducing the burden wherever possible. The key to holding down tax hikes is holding down spending. Chuck led the budgeting battle to keep a lid on government spending."
- Excerpt: "No one has unlimited money, and Lansing is no exception. Everybody knows a new roof has to come before landscaping. Money has been tight in Michigan for years."
- Excerpt: "We owe it to all Michiganders to be good stewards of their money. We certainly should not waste or give their money to those who aren’t truly in need. Chuck has stood up for the principle that our social service system serves only those truly in need, and not government bureaucracies or cheats."
Key votes of 2009-2010
- Click below to see how this representative voted.
- 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 Chuck Moss’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 Chuck Moss’s 21 missed roll-call votes
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate 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. Cyndi Peltonen defeated Ryan Fishman in the Democratic primary. Five candidates faced off in the Republican primary; Marty Knollenberg won, with Rocky Raczkowski finishing second. Peltonen faces Knollenberg in the general election.
|Michigan State Senate, District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Michigan State Senate, District 13 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 40 General election (2010)|
|Chuck Moss (R)||27,622|
|Julie Candler (D)||13,346|
Chuck Moss raised $16,809 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 40|
|Chuck Moss (R)||31,312|
|Julie Candler (D)||19,751|
|Larry Ross (L)||1,278|
In 2010, Moss received $36,678 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chuck Moss's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$2,553|
|Michigan Association Of Realtors||$800|
|Auto Dealers PAC||$600|
|Michigan Association Of Health Plans||$550|
|Total Raised in 2010||$36,678|
In 2008 Chuck Moss collected $16,809 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,550|
|Friends of Chuck Moss||$2,599|
|Gaffney Leadership Fund, Ed||$2,000|
|Michigan Auto Dealers Association||$1,300|
|Michigan Association of CPAs||$1,150|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
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
Chuck Moss received a 77% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
In 2014, Moss' endorsements included:
- Right to Life of Michigan
Moss resides in Birmingham with his wife, Alice, and their two daughters.
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- Official campaign website website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Profile from Michigan Votes
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- chuckmoss.com, "On The Issues," accessed June 18, 2014
- Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011 (Archived)
- Michigan Secretary of State, "State Senator," accessed August 6, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed May 27, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing," accessed September 8, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Election Results - General Election - November 04, 2008," accessed May 30, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Moss' 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2008 contributors to Chuck Moss
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
- Right to Life of Michigan, "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014
|Michigan House of Representatives District 40
2007 – 2013
| Succeeded by|
Michael D. McCready (R)
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