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Kevin Elsenheimer

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Kevin Elsenheimer
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Michigan House of Representatives District 105
Former member
Term in office began
2005
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Republican
Profession Owner, Young, Graham, and Elsenheimer, Professional Corporation
Kevin Elsenheimer was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 105 from 2005 to 2011.

Rep. Elsenheimer graduated from Traverse City Central High School and then attended Northwestern Michigan College, where he received an Associate of Arts degree. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1987 studying Psychology, History and Philosophy. Elsenheimer continued his education at Wayne State University Law School where he obtained his law degree.

Elsenheimer, born Aug. 21, 1965, was raised in Northern Michigan. He and his wife Ann live in Bellaire with their three children -- Emma, Noah and Jacob. He and his family attend St. Luke's Catholic Church in Bellaire. A member of the NRA and MCRGO, he is an avid sportsman and enjoys outdoor recreational activities and time spent with his family.

Previous offices held

Elsenheimer served as assistant prosecuting attorney for Antrim County, he also served on the Bellaire Public Schools Board of Education for a term-and-a-half, from 1998 to 2004. He was re-elected to the seat in 2002, but stepped down to run for the state Legislature.

Political campaign history

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, 2009-2010

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Elections

2010

Elsenheimer was not eligible for re-election due to Michigan term limits.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kevin Elsenheimer ran for District 105 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Connie Saltonstall and Greg Dean.[1]

Kevin Elsenheimer raised $100,415 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 105
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Elsenheimer (R) 30,568
Connie Saltonstall (D) 18,455
Greg Dean (L) 1,354

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Kevin Elsenheimer collected $100,415 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Novi Leadership Fund $5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,925
Michigan Association of Realtors $4,700
Michigan Maunfactured Housing RV & Campground Association $3,800
CMS Energy $3,425

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Kevin Elsenheimer
S-1389 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-0829
KevinElsenheimer@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 105
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Greg MacMaster