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LaFontaine won election to the District 32 seat in 2010.  She defeated [[Galen Johnson]], [[David Novak]] and [[Michael Shmina]]  in the August 3 Republican primary. She defeated [[Jennifer Haase]] (D) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10PRI/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Andrea LaFontaine
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 32
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011- present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sCentral Michigan University, 2009
Master'sCentral Michigan University, 2011
Personal
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Andrea LaFontaine is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 32. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

LaFontaine earned her B.A. in Political Science and M.P.A. from Central Michigan University in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Her professional experience includes working as a legislative assistant.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

LaFontain's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs & The Economy

  • Excerpt: "Michigan has dramatically improved our tax and regulatory environment, and today, our unemployment rate is at 8.3%, the lowest rate since July 2008. This is real progress, however there is still more work to be done."

Taxes & Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "I believe that you know how to spend your hard earned dollars much better than the government, and will work hard to reduce your tax burden, including speeding up the rollback of Michigan’s income tax rate."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Every child in Michigan should be given an opportunity to succeed. That is why I voted in favor of legislation that empowers parents to make decisions on behalf of their children."

Life

  • Excerpt: "I am 100% Pro-Life and I do not support abortion under any circumstances. I am proud to be the ONLY candidate endorsed by Michigan Right to Life."

Insurance

  • Excerpt: "I do not support Obamacare, and have opposed its implementation in Michigan. Hardworking taxpayers across Michigan have faced increasing health insurance premiums, and the Obamacare plan does nothing to address these problems – in fact premiums are rising."

Voting record details

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Insurance
Judiciary
Natural Resources, Chair
Regulatory Reform

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

LaFontaine won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 32. She defeated Michael Shmina in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Sheri Smith (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndrea LaFontaine Incumbent 58.6% 22,842
     Democratic Sheri Smith 41.4% 16,122
Total Votes 38,964
Michigan House of Representatives, District 32 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrea LaFontaine Incumbent 71.7% 5,033
Michael Shmina 28.3% 1,983
Total Votes 7,016

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

LaFontaine won election to the District 32 seat in 2010. She defeated Galen Johnson, David Novak and Michael Shmina in the August 3 Republican primary. She defeated Jennifer Haase (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 32 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrea LaFontaine (R) 16,101
Jennifer Haase (D) 14,354
Scott Dudek (L) 1,367

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for LaFontaine is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, LaFontaine raised a total of $128,349 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[5]

Andrea LaFontaine's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 32 Won $96,734
2010 Michigan State House, District 32 Won $31,615
Grand Total Raised $128,349

2012

LaFontaine won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, LaFontaine raised a total of $96,734.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andrea LaFontaine's campaign in 2012
Leadership Under New Direction$6,233
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$4,500
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$4,500
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$3,750
Michigan Association Of Realtors$3,030
Total Raised in 2012$96,734
Source:Follow the Money

2010

LaFontaine won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, LaFontaine raised a total of $31,615.

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Andrea LaFontaine received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jennifer Haase (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 32
2011–present
Succeeded by
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