John Pappageorge

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John Pappageorge
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Michigan State Senate, District 13
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2006
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
1998 – 2004
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Military Academy, West Point, 1954
Master'sUniversity of Maryland, College Park, 1971
OtherUnited States Army War College, 1973
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1954 – 1984
Personal
BirthdayJuly 19, 1931
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
ReligionGreek Orthodox
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Pappageorge is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Pappageorge served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1998 to 2004. He ran unsuccessfully three times in 1992, 1994, and 1996 for Michigan's 12th Congressional District. Pappageorge was a member of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners from 1989 to 1992, and was a member of the Michigan Secretary of State's Policy Planning Council from 1981 to 1984.

Biography

Pappageorge graduated with distinction from the United States Military Academy with a degree in Engineering in 1954; he also graduated from Army War College in 1973. Pappageorge also earned his master's degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland-College Park in 1974. His professional experience includes working as a Director of Business and Strategic Planning for General Dynamics Land Systems from 1984 to 1991. Pappageorge served in the U.S. Army in the infantry division from 1954 to 1984.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Finance
Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pappageorge served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John Pappageorge endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Voting record

Notable votes in 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.
  • 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.

Elections

2011

See also: John Pappageorge recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)

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.[2]

The efforts failed to collect enough signatures to place the recall on the November 2011 ballot.

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Pappageorge won re-election to the 13th District seat in 2010. He defeated Roi Chinn and David Kniffin in the August 3 primary. He then defeated Aaron Bailey in the November 2 general election.

Michigan State Senate, District 13 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Pappageorge (D) 42,830
Aaron Bailey (R) 62,324

2006

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Pappageorge ran for District 13 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Andy Levin and Kyle McBee.[3]

Pappageorge raised $768,495 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan State Senate, District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Pappageorge (R) 57,204
Andy Levin (D) 56,484
Kyle McBee (G)) 3,129

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pappageorge is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Pappageorge raised a total of $1,267,779 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[5]

John Pappageorge's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 13 Not up for election $18,841
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 13 Won $220,654
2008 Michigan State Senate, District 13 Not up for election $124,929
2006 Michigan State Senate, District 13 Won $768,495
2002 Michigan State House, District 41 Won $34,909
2000 Michigan State House, District 41 Won $29,600
1998 Michigan State House, District 41 Won $70,351
Grand Total Raised $1,267,779

2012

Pappageorge was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Pappageorge raised a total of $18,841.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Pappageorge's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$3,000
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$1,250
JP Morgan Chase & Co.$1,000
Merck & Co.$750
Michigan Association Of Theatre Owners$500
Total Raised in 2012$18,841
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pappageorge won re-election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Pappageorge raised a total of $220,654.

2008

Pappageorge was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Pappageorge raised a total of $124,929.

2006

Pappageorge won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Pappageorge raised a total of $768,495.

2002

Pappageorge won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Pappageorge raised a total of $34,909.

2000

Pappageorge won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Pappageorge raised a total of $29,600.

1998

Pappageorge won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Pappageorge raised a total of $70,351.

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

John Pappageorge received a 64% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Personal

Pappageorge and his wife, Cristina, have three children.

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