|Michigan House of Representatives District 98|
|2009 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Majority Floor Leader, Michigan State House of Representatives|
|2011 - present|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Service branch||Michigan National Guard|
Rep. Stamas holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northwood University and an associate's degree in business management from Delta College. Jim and wife, Marsha, have been married for nearly 24 years, and have a daughter and a son.
Stamas served in both the U.S. Army and the Michigan National Guard.
Previous offices held
Stamas is a former two-term Midland County commissioner. He was a Midland Township trustee from 1997-2004.
Key votes of 2009-2010
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- 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 Jim Stamas’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 Jim Stamas’s 0 missed roll-call votes
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stamas served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Military and Veterans Affairs, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stamas served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Operations, Chair|
|• Regulatory Reform|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stamas served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Regulatory Reform|
|• Tax Policy|
|• Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources, Vice-chair|
Stamas won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 98. He defeated Jimmy Mosca in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Joan Brausch (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 98, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jim Stamas Incumbent||58.9%||25,003|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 98 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Jim Stamas Incumbent||77.8%||7,652|
Stamas won re-election to the District 98 Seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 3 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 98 General election (2010)|
|Jim Stamas (R)||22,119|
|J. Longtain (L)||3,619|
Jim Stamas raised $186,879 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 98|
|Jim Stamas (R)||25,980|
|Garnet Lewis (D)||18,781|
|Scott Wells (Write-In)||2|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Stamas received $86,294 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Stamas's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,900|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$2,550|
|Michigan State Police Troopers Association||$1,750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$86,294|
In 2008 Jim Stamas collected $186,879 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee||$15,000|
|Bishop Majority Leadership Fund||$5,000|
|Midland County Republican Committee||$5,000|
|Michigan Restaurant Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Jim Stamas
S-1287 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
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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
Jim Stamas received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Jim Stamas
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Jim Stamas
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Jim Stamas on Facebook
- ↑ Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Stamas' 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Jim Stamas
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
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