|Michigan State Senate District 17|
|2007 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Majority Leader, Michigan State Senate|
|2011 – present|
|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|
|1998 – 2004|
|Place of birth||Monroe County, Michigan|
Richardville graduated from Albion College with his Bachelor's Degree and with his Master's Degree from Aquinas College. Richardville also worked as a Economic Development Director for the City of Monroe from 2004 to 2007.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Richardville served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Richardville served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Operations, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Richardville served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Banking & Financial Institution, Chair|
|• Economic Development, Vice-chair|
|• Energy and Technology|
|• Homeland Security & Emerging Technologies|
- 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.
Richardville represents Michigan Senate District 17. District 17 includes the South Detroit suburbs in Monroe County, six townships and the city of Saline in southern Washtenaw County, and portions of four townships in Jackson County.
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
Richardville won re-election to the 17th District Seat in 2010. He defeated Al Bain in the primary. He then defeated Democrat John Spencer and Libertarian Ronald Muszynski in the November 2 general election.
|Michigan State Senate, District 17 General election (2010)|
|Randy Richardville (R)||51,657|
|John Spencer (D)||32,980|
|Ronald Muszynski (R)||2,415|
Richardville raised $545,468 for his campaign.
|Michigan State Senate, District 17|
|Randy Richardville (R)||52,113|
|Bob Schockman (D)||45,445|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Richardville received $184,840 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Michigan State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Randy Richardville's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Association Of Realtors||$7,100|
|Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters||$6,000|
|Michigan Manufactured Housing RV & Campground Association||$5,200|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$4,100|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$3,850|
|Total Raised in 2010||$184,840|
In 2006 Randy Richardville collected $545,468 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Michigan Senate Republican Campaign Committee||$219,294|
|Republican Victory Committee||$10,000|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$10,000|
|Bishop Majority Leadership Fund||$10,000|
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
Randy Richardville received a 64% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
On July 6, 2011, the Monroe County Elections Commission unanimously approved recall language against Richardville. Targeting him for his vote to tax retirees' pensions, the language consists of one sentence: “While serving in the Michigan Senate on May 12, 2011, Sen. Richardville voted yes on Michigan House Bill 4361 (S-5) as amended.” The petition was the second attempt by Ernest A. Whiteside to begin the recall process against Richardville. Recall proponents had 180 days to gather 22,246 valid signatures in order to schedule a recall election.
The efforts failed to collect enough signatures to place the recall on the November 2011 ballot.
In January 2012, local tea party leaders publicly called for a recall of Richardville due to his stated opposition to right-to-work legislation. 
In early May 2012, petition language against Richardville was rejected in a 3-0 vote by officials in Monroe County because it was unclear. The petition's sponsor, Jeff Andring, had the option to appeal the decision or to reword the petition.
Andring filed a second petition, which was again rejected 3-0 by the Elections Commission on May 22. The commission said the wording was not clear enough, while Andring called the decision “politically motivated.”
On June 12, 2012, petition language against Richardville was approved. One of the reasons for recall listed on the petition was Richardville's support for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. It is unclear how many signatures were collected - the recall did not go to a vote.
Randy is divorced and has two children.
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- Top Michigan senator: No Medicaid expansion in budget - Crain's Detroit Business
- Critics say Michigan foreclosure bills seek to 'get people out of their homes ... - MLive.com
- Michigan House and Senate Both Skeptical On Medicaid Expansion - Michigan Capitol Confidential
- Michigan homeowners in foreclosure would have less time to save, sell home ... - MLive.com
- Ryan Gosling to Film in Detroit: How Do Film Tax Credits Impact Michigan? - Yahoo! News
- Former Gov. Jeb Bush, education reformer Michelle Rhee among speakers at ... - WDIV Detroit
- Making movies: Michigan film incentive program likely to stay at $50 million ... - The Saginaw News
- Michigan Senate approves more of state budget plan - MLive.com
- Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan budget plan contains 'good things' but 'more work ... - MLive.com
- More money for roads, K-12 education included in Michigan budget targets - MLive.com
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- 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 Richardville's podcasts and commentary on iTunes
- Michigan Senate Republicans facebook
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, Congressman Tim Walberg and Additional Michigan Leaders," February 8, 2012
- ↑ "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts
- ↑ Michigan State Senate official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Richardville's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- ↑ 2006 contributors to Randy Richardville
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
- ↑ Monroe news, "Richardville recall petition okayed," July 7, 2011
- ↑ Michigan Capitol Confidential "Some Tea Partiers Gunning For Republican Senate Majority Leader," January 20, 2012
- ↑ Toledo Blade "Monroe County panel rejects recall petition against Richardville," May 2, 2012
- ↑ ‘’MLive, “Sen. Randy Richardville recall petition language rejected again; petitioner to try again,” May 22, 2012
- ↑ My FOX Detroit "Recall language targeting Richardville approved," June 12, 2012
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