|Michigan House of Representatives District 28|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Grand Valley State University|
|Place of birth||Warren, MI|
Rep. Switalski is a graduate of St. Clement Catholic High School and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in political science from Grand Valley State University.
Previous offices held
Before being elected to represent the 25th House District, Switalski served two terms as a Macomb County Commissioner. He also previously worked as an aide to former U.S. Congressman David Bonior and most recently as an advocate for health workers for the Service Employees International Union.
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 Jonathan Switalski’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 Jonathan Switalski’s 0 missed roll-call votes
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Switalski served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Commerce, Vice-chair|
|• Tax Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Switalski served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Banking and Financial Services|
|• Commerce, Vice-chair|
|• Energy and Technology|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Switalski served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Regulatory Reform|
Switalski won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 28. He defeated incumbent Lesia Liss in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Steven Klusek (R) in the general election which took place on November 6. 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jonathan Switalski Incumbent||78.8%||34,389|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 28 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Jon Switalski Incumbent||65.4%||4,282|
|Lesia Liss Incumbent||34.6%||2,266|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 25 General election (2010)|
|Jonathan Switalski (D)||14,891|
|Sean Clark (R)||13,167|
|James Allison (L)||427|
|Steven Revis (U.S. Taxpayers of Michigan)||413|
Jonathan Switalski raised $124,158 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 25|
|Jonathan Switalski (D)||26,874|
|Michael Wiecek (R)||14,285|
|James Allison (L)||653|
|Richard Kuszmar (G)||453|
|Steven Revis (U)||433|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Switalski received $117,294 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jonathan Switalski's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Auto Workers||$5,000|
|Levin For Congress||$5,000|
|Michigan Education Association||$4,950|
|Michigan Association Of Realtors||$4,450|
|Total Raised in 2010||$117,294|
In 2008 Jonathan Switalski collected $124,158 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Jon Switalski for County Commission||$13,560|
|Dillon Leadership Fund||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Jonathan Switalski
S0789 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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
Jonathan Switalski received a 18% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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- Official campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Jonathan Switalski
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Jonathan Switalski
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Jon Switalski on Facebook
- ↑ Michigan Department of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Switalski's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Jonathan Switalski
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
Lesia Liss (D)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 28
| Succeeded by|
|Michigan House of Representatives District 25
| Succeeded by|
Henry Yanez (D)
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