Kenneth Horn

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Kenneth Horn
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Michigan House of Representatives District 94
Former member
In office
2007-2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Saginaw County commissioner
Education
Bachelor'sConcordia University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
CandidateVerification
Kenneth Horn was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 94 from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2013.

Rep. Horn graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Horn is a first-generation American who is married to wife, Veronica. They have two children.

Previous offices held

Horn was a Saginaw County commissioner for 14 years.

Voting record

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.

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Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Horn served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Horn served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Horn won re-election to the District 94 seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Vince Mosca (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1][2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 94 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Horn (R) 24,362
Vince Mosca (D) 10,470
David Smith (L) 811

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kenneth Horn ran for District 94 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Bob Blaine.[3]

Kenneth Horn raised $138,152 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 94
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Horn (R) 28,451
Bob Blaine (D) 20,890

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Horn received $61,721 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[5]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenneth Horn's campaign in 2010
Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance$5,000
Dow Corning$3,000
CMS Energy$3,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,684
AT&T$2,200
Total Raised in 2010 $61,721

2008

In 2008 Kenneth Horn collected $138,152 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee $10,000
Michigan Farm Bureau $5,000
Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance $5,000
Cox 5200 Club $5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,829

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Kenneth Horn
N-1198 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-0837
KenHorn@house.mi.gov

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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.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Kenneth Horn received a 69% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 94
2007 - 2013
Succeeded by
Tim Kelly (R)