Mark Venie

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Mark Venie
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 44
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWaterford Township High School
Personal
BirthdayAugust 27, 1954
ProfessionTechnical writer
ReligionChristian
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Mark Venie (born August 27, 1954) is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 44 of the Michigan House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2006.

Biography

Venie is a technical writer by trade, and the owner of Octagon Writing Group. He is a 1972 graduate of Waterford Township High School. He attended Oakland Community College and the GM-AUW Apprentice School from 1977-81.

Venie is an elder at Tri-County Christian Church, and coached AYSO soccer for 15 years.[1][2]

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Mark Venie was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jim Runestad defeated Liz Fessler Smith, Dennis Garlick and Russ Tierney in the Republican primary.[3][4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 44 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Runestad 35.5% 3,804
Liz Fessler Smith 33.2% 3,559
Russ Tierney 23.6% 2,527
Dennis Garlick 7.7% 827
Total Votes 10,717

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Venie ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 44. He was defeated by Tom Crawford in the Democratic primary on August 7.[6][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 44 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Crawford 65.4% 2,025
Mark Venie 34.6% 1,071
Total Votes 3,096

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