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Tom Wassa
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84
Campaign website
Tom Wassa was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 84 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]

Wassa was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Michigan.


Wassa's professional experience includes working as a firefighter, policeman and city councilman for over 27 years.[2]


Campaign themes


On his website, Wassa expresses support for the following issues: pro life, second amendment rights, repealing the health care bill, worker's rights, the U.S. Constitution, strong defense and border, and fiscal responsibility.[3]



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. David Jaroch defeated Richard Badger in the Democratic primary. Edward Canfield defeated six other challengers in the Republican primary. Canfield defeated Jaroch in the general election.[4][5][1][6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Canfield 59.2% 17,017
     Democratic David Jaroch 40.8% 11,715
Total Votes 28,732
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jaroch 63.1% 1,953
Richard Badger 36.9% 1,141
Total Votes 3,094
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Canfield 30.9% 3,239
James Wencel 17.9% 1,880
Dan Grimshaw 13.2% 1,388
Tom Wassa 12.3% 1,285
Kurt Damrow 11.1% 1,162
Marlene Jobe 7.9% 828
Curtis Boehmer 6.7% 707
Total Votes 10,489


See also: Michigan's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Wassa ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 5th District. He was defeated by Jim Slezak in the August 7 Republican primary.[7]

Michigan's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Slezak 63.9% 16,929
Tom Wassa 36.1% 9,567
Total Votes 26,496

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Wassa's reports.[8]

Tom Wassa (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]March 31, 2012$2,000.00$2,510.00$(2,988.83)$1,521.17
July Quarterly[10]June 30, 2012$1,521.17$8,268.67$(4,892.88)$4,896.96
Running totals

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