|Michigan House of Representatives District 74|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Calvin College, 1971|
|Master's||Central Michigan University, 1975|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1970-1996|
|Birthday||February 11, 1949|
|Place of birth||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
Agema was born in 1949 and raised in a middle class family. He is the only one of four children to graduate from college. Agema graduated from Calvin College in 1971 with a BA in economics and from Central Michigan University in 1975 with an MBA in business management and supervision. Agema has been married for more than 35 years to his wife Barb. They have three children and seven grandchildren. While family is his first priority, in his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing and staying physically fit.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Agema served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Community Health
- Subcommittee on Human Services, Chair
- Subcommittee on Transportation, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Agema served on these committees:
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 David Agema’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 David Agema’s 0 missed roll-call votes
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 74 General election (2010)|
|David Agema (R)||28,846|
|Leon Chase (D)||6,908|
|R.J. Stevens (L)||773|
David Agema raised $50,395 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 74|
|David Agema (R)||36,207|
|Leon Chase (D)||13,421|
|Tracey Mclaughlin (L)||1,911|
In 2010, Agema received $45,293 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Agema's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$2,303|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$1,550|
|Michigan Petroleum Association||$1,200|
|Michigan Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$45,293|
In 2008 David Agema collected $50,395 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,975|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$2,500|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$2,500|
|Gaffney Leadership Fund, Ed||$2,000|
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- GOP House Speaker Bolger open to debate on civil rights protections for gays - The Detroit News
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- The politics of nature meet the nature of politics - Great Lakes Echo
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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
David Agema received a 92% rating, the highest awarded, on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- David Agema's personal website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative David Agema
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - David Agema
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- David Agema on LinkedIn
- ↑ Mitt Romney Campaign Website "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Agema's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to David Agema
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
|Michigan House of Representatives District 74
| Succeeded by|
Rob VerHeulen (R)
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