|Michigan House of Representatives District 58|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Worsham School of Mortuary Science|
Rep. Kurtz graduated from Worsham School of Mortuary Science in Chicago, with a mortuary science degree. He also attended Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind. Ken and his wife, Diane, have been married for 34 years and have two adult children. Ken enjoys hunting, fishing and singing gospel music.
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 Kenneth Kurtz’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 Kenneth Kurtz’s 1 missed roll-call votes
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kurtz served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Families, Children, and Seniors, Chair|
|• Military and Veterans Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kurtz served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Families and Children's Services, Chair|
|• Health Policy|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kurtz served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ethics and Elections|
|• Families and Children's Services, Vice-chair|
|• Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security|
Kurtz won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 58. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Amaryllis Thomas (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kenneth Kurtz Incumbent||69.8%||24,438|
Kenneth Kurtz raised $52,711 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 58|
|Kenneth Kurtz (R)||24,487|
|Jean Kennedy-Windsor (D)||12,151|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Kurtz received $22,214 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kenneth Kurtz's campaign in 2010|
|Kurtz, Kenneth L||$10,049|
|Michigan Funeral Directors Association||$2,200|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$1,200|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$1,000|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$22,214|
In 2008 Kenneth Kurtz collected $52,711 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Funeral Directors Association||$4,850|
|Michigan Township Association||$1,500|
|Michigan Chamber of Commerce||$1,100|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$1,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Kenneth Kurtz
N-992 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
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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
Kenneth Kurtz received a 73% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Kenneth Kurtz
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Kenneth Kurtz
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Kenneth Kurtz on Facebook
- ↑ Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Kurtz's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Kenneth Kurtz
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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