|Michigan State Senate District 13|
|2007 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2006|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Michigan House of Representatives|
|1998 – 2004|
|Bachelor's||United States Military Academy, West Point (1954)|
|Master's||University of Maryland, College Park (1971)|
|Other||United States Army War College (1973)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1954 – 1984|
|Birthday||July 19, 1931|
|Place of birth||Detroit, Michigan|
Pappageorge graduated with distinction from the United States Military Academy at West Point in Engineering in 1954 and also graduated from Army War College in 1973. Pappageorge also earned a Master's degree from Maryland-College Park in 1974 concentrating on Political Science. Pappageorge served in the US Army from 1954 to 1984 in the infantry division. Pappageorge also worked as a Director of Business and Strategic Planning for General Dynamics Land Systems from 1984 to 1991.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pappageorge served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pappageorge served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pappageorge served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Homeland Security & Emerging Technologies|
|• Senior Citizens & Veterans Affairs, Vice-chair|
|• Appropriation, Vice-chair|
Pappageorge represents Michigan Senate District 13. District 13 includes the Eastern Detroit suburbs of Bloomfield, Bloomfield Township, Birmingham, Clawson, Royal Oak, and Troy.
Notable votes in 2009-2010
- Click below to see how Pappageorge 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.
- 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.
- Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
- Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
- 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.
- Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
|Michigan State Senate, District 13 General election (2010)|
|John Pappageorge (D)||42,830|
|Aaron Bailey (R)||62,324|
Pappageorge raised $768,495 for his campaign.
|Michigan State Senate, District 13|
|John Pappageorge (R)||57,204|
|Andy Levin (D)||56,484|
|Kyle McBee (G))||3,129|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Pappageorge received $220,654 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Michigan State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Pappageorge's campaign in 2010|
|Jewish Agency PAC||$7,500|
|Michigan Chamber Of Commerce||$6,250|
|Michigan State Medical Society||$5,987|
|Michigan Dental Association||$5,750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$220,654|
In 2006 John Pappageorge collected $768,495 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Michigan Senate Republican Campaign Committee||$501,165|
|Bishop Majority Leadership Fund||$10,000|
|Ken Sikkema Leadership Fund||$10,000|
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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
John Pappageorge received a 64% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
On July 14, 2011, The Oakland County Election Commission approved recall language targeting Pappageorge for his support of House Bill 4361, which eliminated some tax credits while replacing the Michigan Business Tax. Organizers had to collect 27,001 signatures in a 90 day period in order to schedule a recall election.
The efforts failed to collect enough signatures to place the recall on the November 2011 ballot.
John is married to Cristina Pappageorge. They have three children and reside in Troy, Michigan.
- Senator Pappageorge's campaign website
- Official Michigan State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart summary
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Voting record from Michigan Votes
- Senator Pappageorge's facebook
- Senator Pappageorge's podcasts and commentary on iTunes
- Michigan Senate Republicans facebook
- ↑ "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts
- ↑ 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 State Senate official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Pappageorge's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- ↑ 2006 contributors to John Pappageorge
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
- ↑ Bloomfield Hills Patch, "Pappageorge Faces Recall After Petition Language Approved," July 15, 2011
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