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Joe Hune
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Michigan State Senate, District 22
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2003 – 2009
Education
High schoolFowlerville High School, 1998
Bachelor'sCleary University
Personal
BirthdayMay 29, 1980
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joe Hune (b. May 29, 1980) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Hune served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 47 from 2003 to 2009. At the time of his swearing-in, he became the youngest serving member of the Michigan Legislature.

Biography

Hune graduated from Cleary University with a B.S. in Financial Planning. He also attended Michigan State University. His professional experience includes owning and operating an agribusiness in Fowlerville, raising livestock and exotic animals on his family's farm, and working as journal clerk and page at the state capitol, real estate agent and livestock judge.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hune served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture, Chair
Health Policy
Insurance, Chair
Redistricting, Chair
Regulatory Reform

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hune served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Hune's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Excerpt: "Our farmers are stewards of the land and I understand the need to preserve our environment and natural resources for future farmers. "

Values

  • Excerpt: "Let me be clear: I am pro-life. As a state representative running for election over the last few years, I was proud to receive the Right to Life endorsement recognizing my support of being an effective voice in government for the unborn."

Veterans

  • Excerpt: "We truly owe our veterans a debt of gratitude for their selfless service while fighting for our freedom. For this reason, we must provide assistance to both our recently discharged veterans transitioning into civilian life as well as our older veterans in need."

Education

  • Excerpt: "The future of our great state depends on our ability to sustain our state's education system. I firmly believe we must continue to reform and enhance our education system by working with local school boards, administrators, teachers, and parents to identify the most effective ways to educate our children."

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate 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. Shari Pollesch is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Joe Hune is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Hune won election to the 22nd District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Chuck Fellows (D) and Todd Richardson (L) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Michigan State Senate, District 22 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Hune (R) 65,170
Chuck Fellows (D) 29,325
Todd Richardson (R) 3,201

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hune is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hune raised a total of $596,257 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[4]

Joe Hune's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $53,437
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 22 Won $297,447
2006 Michigan State House, District 47 Won $104,105
2004 Michigan State House, District 47 Won $103,639
2002 Michigan State House, District 47 Won $37,629
Grand Total Raised $596,257

2012

Hune was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hune raised a total of $53,437.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Hune's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$10,000
Michigan Credit Union League$3,450
Dte Energy$3,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$3,000
AT&T$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$53,437
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hune won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hune raised a total of $297,447.

2006

Hune won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hune raised a total of $104,145.

2004

Hune won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hune raised a total of $103,639.

2002

Hune won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Hune raised a total of $37,629.

Scorecards

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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Joe Hune received a 75% rating, the highest score awarded in the Senate, on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Hune's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[6]

Personal

Hune is married to his wife, Marcia.

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