|Michigan House of Representatives District 104|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
Rep. Schmidt attended the University of Chicago, majoring in economics and public policy and is a graduate of the Michigan State University Political Leadership Program. Schmidt is a 42-year-old (10/6/66) lifelong resident of Traverse City. He and his wife Kathleen have two children, Danny and Ryan.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schmidt served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Energy and Technology|
|• Financial Liability Reform|
|• Transportation and Infrastructure, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schmidt served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health Policy|
|• Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schmidt served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Energy and Technology|
|• Great Lakes and Environment|
|• Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs|
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.
More voting record details
- List of all of Wayne Schmidt’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Wayne Schmidt’s 1 missed roll-call votes
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 104, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Wayne Schmidt Incumbent||56.5%||26,042|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 104 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Wayne Schmidt Incumbent||65.2%||8,357|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 104 General election (2010)|
|Wayne Schmidt (R)||23,460|
|John Scrudato (D)||10,950|
|Megan Crandall (I)||4,391|
Wayne Schmidt raised $111,986 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 104|
|Wayne Schmidt (R)||29,120|
|Roman Grucz (D)||23,468|
|Dan McDougall (L)||2,069|
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.
|Wayne Schmidt's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 104||$129,487|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 104||$85,809|
|2008||Michigan State House, District 104||$111,986|
|Grand Total Raised||$327,282|
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|
|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|
Schmidt won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Schmidt raised a total of $85,809.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Wayne Schmidt's campaign in 2010|
|Schmidt, Wayne A.||$7,400|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$2,400|
|Michigan Association Of Realtors||$1,800|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$1,700|
|Total Raised in 2010||$85,809|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Schmidt won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Schmidt raised a total of $111,986.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Wayne Schmidt's campaign in 2008|
|Grand Traverse Republican Committee||$5,000|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$4,000|
|Cox 5200 Club||$3,750|
|Hildenbrand Leadership Fund||$2,500|
|Michigan Electric Cooperative Association||$2,100|
|Total Raised in 2008||$111,986|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
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- TO THE EDITOR: Bill regarding red light cameras represents violation of ... - Heritage Newspapers
- Lifelong love: Young children photographed as bride and groom celebrate 70 ... - Daily Caller
- Michigan road funding: Will spike in gas prices stall long-term plan? - MLive.com
- Tim Skubick: Michigan's legislative leadership tries to forge road funding ... - Bay City Times
- Editorial: Another victim of gas prices - Alpena News
- Mark Levin hammers 'neo-statists' Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and Karl ... - Daily Caller
- Gov. Snyder signs 2014 state budget, says it's 'very solid' - Detroit Free Press
- The EV taxation debate comes to Michigan - Automotive News (blog)
- State lawmakers pushing forward with red light cameras bill - WKZO
- Bill would allow red light cameras in Michigan - Lansing State Journal
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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
Wayne Schmidt received a 67% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Rep. Schmidt's website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Wayne Schmidt
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- ↑ Mitt Romney Campaign Website "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011
- ↑ Michigan Department of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Schmidt's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Schmidt, Wayne A." Retrieved June 13, 2013.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
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