|Michigan State Senate District 28|
|2007 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Michigan House of Representatives|
|1996 – 2002|
|Gaines Township Clerk|
|1992 – 1996|
|Bachelor's||Grand Valley State University|
|Birthday||August 13, 1959|
|Place of birth||Grinnell, Iowa|
Jansen graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State. Before becoming a legislator, Jansen was a Computer Systems Analyst, and was a Youth Services Director. Jansen currently works for Habitat for Humanity when the Legislature is not in session.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jansen served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Finance, Vice-chair|
|• Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jansen served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Finance, Vice-chair|
|• Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jansen served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Campaign & Election Oversight|
|• Families & Human Services, Chair|
Jansen represents Michigan Senate District 28. District 28 includes the outlying Grand Rapids Region.
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.
- 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.
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
|Michigan State Senate, District 28 General election (2010)|
|Mark Jansen (R)||74,529|
|Robin Golden (D)||26,276|
|Jamie Lewis (R)||3,069|
Jansen raised $204,009 for his campaign.
|Michigan State Senate, District 28|
|Mark Jansen (R)||78,234|
|Albert Abbasse (D)||42,227|
|Jamie Lewis (L)||2,646|
In 2010, Jansen received $62,685 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Michigan State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Jansen's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Association Of Nurse Anesthetists||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Health & Hospital Association||$3,500|
|Michigan Association Of CPAs||$3,500|
|Michigan Manufactured Housing RV & Campground Association||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$62,685|
In 2006 Mark Jansen collected $204,009 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Cameron Brown Majority Leadership Fund||$10,000|
|Republican Victory Committee||$10,000|
|Ken Sikkema Leadership Fund||$10,000|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$7,800|
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- Godfrey-Lee superintendent talks shrinking fund balance, state cuts and layoffs - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
- Michigan's next abortion battle could be over health insurance coverage - MLive.com
- Michigan House and Senate Both Skeptical On Medicaid Expansion - Michigan Capitol Confidential
- Foreclosure fear? Grand Rapids pastors to pitch state program offering ... - Mlive Kalamazoo
- Gov. Snyder, state legislators attend Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank ... - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
- With Amash and Rogers Mulling Senate Race, a Look at GOP's Potential House ... - National Journal (blog)
- Oakland County commissioner: Axing paid sick days is wrong - Oakland Press
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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
Mark Jansen received a 66% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Official Michigan State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart summary
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Voting record from Michigan Votes
- Senator Jansen's podcasts and commentary on iTunes
- Michigan Senate Republicans facebook
- ↑ "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts
- ↑ Michigan State Senate official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Jansen's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- ↑ 2006 contributors to Mark Jansen
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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