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|Former candidate for|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 173|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Father Judge High School|
Tomlinson's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "More charter schools and vouchers to give school choice to parents and children. Disband the disgraceful School Reform Commission. Replace the School Reform Commission with a local board comprised of diverse civic-minded residents, public & charter school teachers and credible local small and corporate business people. Conduct a complete review of school operations and a full audit of where the money is being spent. This will eliminate the waste, political patronage and corruption of our local and state tax dollars and place control and accountability with the parents and citizens of the school district. You should not have to win the lottery to send your child to a good school."
- Excerpt: "Reform the crushing regulations driving businesses out of our city. Initiate tort reform to eliminate ‘law suit abuse’ which will improve the business environment. Revise the City and State business tax code, which is overly burdensome, complicated and is a cesspool for special interest and political lobbyists. Legislation requiring the Commonwealth and the City to fund pension plans as part of the Annual Fiscal Budgets; rather than, passing this debt on to our children and grandchildren. These items, combined with a more educated workforce will draw technology and higher skilled jobs to our city."
- Excerpt: "We need government reform. Support current legislation to reduce the number of State Senators and Representatives saving an estimated $60 million per year. Eliminate known wasteful spending such as taxpayer-funded mailings by our elected officials costing an estimated $14 million per year. Finally, demand that your elected officials submit an annual proposal to reduce government and wasteful spending. We need to reduce the individual tax burden and put the money back in the hands of the taxpayer."
- Excerpt: "Methadone clinics DO NOT work. The millions of dollars spent on inadequate methadone treatment should be spent on fully contained drug treatment facilities where the people with this disease can be treated and fully recover rather than wandering the streets."
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Michael Tomlinson was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Michael Driscoll defeated Paul Definis and Dennis Kilderry, Jr. in the Democratic primary. Arlen Curtis Larue, Sr. (D) was removed from the ballot on March 28, 2014. Tomlinson was defeated by Driscoll in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 173 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Dennis Kilderry, Jr.||21.5%||1,075|
Tomlinson ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 5. Tomlinson ran unchallenged in the Republican primary on April 24 and was defeated by incumbent Mike Stack (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Pennsylvania State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Mike Stack Incumbent||71.6%||65,587|
Tomlinson is married and has four children. He is legally blind.
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- Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Pennsylvania State Legislature
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 173
- Official campaign website
- Michael Tomlinson on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Follow the Money
- Pennsylvania Department of State- Official candidate list
- Cross the Street, "Issues," accessed September 12, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Objections Cases Filed with the Department of State," accessed April 29, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 General Primary," accessed March 11, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 General Election," accessed March 11, 2014
- Miketomlinsonforsenate.com, "Personal bio," accessed October 8, 2012 (timed out)
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