Wayne Schmidt

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Wayne Schmidt
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Current candidacy
Running for Michigan State Senate, District 37
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Michigan House of Representatives, District 104
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits3 terms
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Wayne Schmidt is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 104. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Schmidt attended the University of Chicago, majoring in economics and public policy, and is a graduate of the Michigan State University Political Leadership Program.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schmidt served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Energy and Technology
Financial Liability Reform
Transportation and Infrastructure, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schmidt served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schmidt served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Wayne Schmidt endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Voting record

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.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • 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.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • 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.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • 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.

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Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate 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. Phil Bellfy defeated Jimmy Schmidt in the Democratic primary. Wayne Schmidt defeated Greg MacMaster in the Republican primary.[2][3][4]

Michigan State Senate, District 37 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Bellfy 51.5% 4,620
Jimmy Schmidt 48.5% 4,346
Total Votes 8,966
Michigan State Senate, District 37 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Schmidt 55.5% 19,107
Greg MacMaster 44.5% 15,312
Total Votes 34,419

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schmidt won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 104. He defeated Jason R. Gillman in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Betsy Coffia (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]Associated Press, "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012</ref>

Michigan House of Representatives, District 104, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Schmidt Incumbent 56.5% 26,042
     Democratic Betsy Coffia 43.5% 20,049
Total Votes 46,091

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Schmidt won re-election to the District 104 seat in 2010. He defeated Glen Lile in the August 3 Republican primary. He faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 104 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wayne Schmidt (R) 23,460
John Scrudato (D) 10,950
Megan Crandall (I) 4,391

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Schmidt ran for District 104 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Roman Grucz and Dan McDougall.[8]

Schmidt raised $111,986 for his campaign.[9]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 104
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wayne Schmidt (R) 29,120
Roman Grucz (D) 23,468
Dan McDougall (L) 2,069

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schmidt is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Schmidt raised a total of $327,282 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[10]

Wayne Schmidt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 104 Won $129,487
2010 Michigan State House, District 104 Won $85,809
2008 Michigan State House, District 104 Won $111,986
Grand Total Raised $327,282

2012

Schmidt won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Schmidt raised a total of $129,487.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wayne Schmidt's campaign in 2012
Operating Engineers Local 324$5,000
DTE Energy$5,000
Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters$5,000
Michigan Association Of Realtors$4,950
Michigan Health & Hospital Association$4,925
Total Raised in 2012$129,487
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Schmidt won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Schmidt raised a total of $85,809.

2008

Schmidt won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Schmidt raised a total of $111,986.

Scorecards

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.[11]

January 2011 - March 2012

Wayne Schmidt received a 67% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[11]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Schmidt's endorsements include the following:[12]

  • Advance Michigan
  • Citizens for Traditional Values
  • Grand Traverse County Republican Party Executive Committee
  • Great Lakes Education Project
  • Michigan Association of Police Organizations
  • Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Michigan Bankers Association
  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Credit Union League
  • Michigan Doctors Political Action Committee
  • Michigan Manufacturers Association
  • Michigan Milk Producers Association
  • Michigan Restaurant Association
  • Michigan Retailers Association
  • Michigan Townships Association
  • National Rifle Association - "A" rating and sole endorsement
  • Police Officers Association of Michigan
  • Right to Life of Michigan
  • Small Business Association of Michigan - Stamp of Approval

Personal

Schmidt and his wife, Kathleen, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 104
2009 – Present
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