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John Lauve

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John Lauve
John Lauve.jpg
Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 51
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan (Aerospace Engineering)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army - 3 Years of Service, Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam
ProfessionEngineer (Retired from GM)
Campaign website
John Lauve was a Republican candidate for Michigan House of Representatives. He has previously run for the House, and was a 1990 candidate for Governor.



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lauve was defeated by incumbent Joseph Graves in the Republican primary on August 7. He rab in District 51.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 51 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Graves Incumbent 76.6% 5,778
John Lauve 23.4% 1,769
Total Votes 7,547

Campaign themes

Lauve has stated the following policy positions:

  • China/Mexico

We need to stop “gifting” jobs to China and Mexico. Unfair trade is a MAJOR cause of our depression. The fix is to add a 25 % Tariff. China only owns 9 % of the U.S. Debt, not all of the debt. In fact, Japan also owns 9 % U.S. debt. The U.S. economy will continue to shatter until we stand up to China.

  • Beer Lobby

“Property Tax Cut” The beer tax, 1.9 cents per bottle, is less than it was 50-years ago. If raised to 10 cents a bottle, we can cut property taxes by 2 mills. The Beer Lobby owns Lansing.

  • School Reform

Districts must be consolidated and managed as a team. There are 800 school districts in Michigan, and 57 intermediate districts. We spend $23 Billion on education.


Lauve was a Republican candidate for District 46 in the Michigan House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections. He withdrew from this race prior to the primary on August 3, 2010.


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