|Michigan House of Representatives District 12|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Taylor City Council|
|Bachelor's||University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1992|
|Master's||University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2000|
Rep. Geiss earned a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's in business administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After receiving his engineering degree, Geiss went to work for the Ford Motor Company. He lives in Taylor with his wife, Erika, and their son, Michael.
Geiss' website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"The citizens of Romulus and Taylor have coexisted with the Detroit Metropolitan/Wayne County Airport for decades. We understand that the airport provides thousands of jobs for citizens of both communities. We simply ask that we be treated fairly, and that all measures are taken to minimize the impact to residents."
- Excerpt:"In the last eight years, state shared revenue has significantly decreased for both Romulus and Taylor. As a State Representative, Doug Geiss will fight any further cutbacks."
- Excerpt:"A new interchange is needed with significant upgrades to the Inkster/Ecorse intersection. Doug Geiss will fight for this sorely needed improvement. "
- Excerpt:"Doug Geiss supports the continued funding of this important program to diversify Michigan’s economy."
- Excerpt:"High school education is no longer sufficient to succeed in today’s global economy. Doug Geiss will work to protect this program from cuts, and look for new ways to provide financial help for those seeking higher education."
Previous offices held
Prior to joining the Michigan House, Geiss served on the Taylor City Council from 2001 to 2008, most recently as Council Chairman.
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 Douglas Geiss’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 Douglas Geiss’s 7 missed roll-call votes
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Geiss served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Geiss served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Geiss served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Energy and Technology|
|• New Economy and Quality of Life|
Geiss won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 12. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Joanne Michalik (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Douglas Geiss Incumbent||75.2%||28,498|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 22 General election (2010)|
|Douglas Geiss (D)||14,296|
|Darrell McNeill (R)||6,748|
Douglas Geiss raised $58,235 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 22|
|Douglas Geiss (D)||25,676|
|Darrell McNeill (R)||6,780|
|Charley Johnson (NPA)||3,180|
|Dennis Schlemmer (L)||739|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Geiss received $23,717 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Douglas Geiss's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Auto Workers||$3,500|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$2,450|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$2,230|
|Total Raised in 2010||$23,717|
In 2008 Douglas Geiss collected $58,235 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$5,000|
|Operation Engineers Local 324||$1,500|
|Michigan Education Association||$1,025|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Douglas Geiss
S0786 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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
Douglas Geiss received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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- Airport tax cut proposal draws criticism - The Detroit News
- State Senate debates proposal to lower Detroit Metro's parking tax - The Detroit News
- Michigan House: Jase Bolger, Tim Greimel say they are putting committee ... - MLive.com
- Basketball teams visit state Capitol as recognition for wins - Southgate News Herald
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- Michigan Legislature - Representative Douglas Geiss
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Douglas Geiss
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- ↑ "electgeiss," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Michigan Department of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 4, 2012
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Geiss' 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Douglas Geiss
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
Rashida Tlaib (D)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 12
| Succeeded by|
|Michigan House of Representatives District 22
| Succeeded by|
Harold L. Haugh (D)
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