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  |Name = Andrea LaFontaine
 
  |Name = Andrea LaFontaine
 
  |Profile picture = AndreaLaFontaine.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = AndreaLaFontaine.jpg
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 32
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 32
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = January 1. 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 1, 2011- present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
 
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  |Base salary = $71,865/year  
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  |Base salary = $71,685/year  
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election =  
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office =  
 
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  |Profession =  
 
  |Profession =  
 
  |Religion = Christian
 
  |Religion = Christian
  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=032
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  |Office website = http://replafontaine.gophouse.org/
  |Campaign website =  
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  |Campaign website = http://votelafontaine.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Andrea LaFontaine''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 32nd District since January 1, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Andrea LaFontaine''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 32.  She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
LaFontaine previously worked as a legislative assistant.
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==Biography==
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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.
  
LaFontaine graduated from Central Michigan University in 2009 with a degree in Political Science. She hopes to complete her Masters of Public Administration in August 2011.
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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LaFontain's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://votelafontaine.com/ "votelafontaineE," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''Jobs & The Economy'''
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*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."
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'''Taxes & Fiscal Responsibility'''
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*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."
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'''Education'''
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*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."
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'''Life'''
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*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."
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'''Insurance'''
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*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."
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===Voting record details===
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*List of all of Andrea LaFontaine’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=50&CVN=10000&AP=False&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2010&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2013&EntityID=27270&Keywords=&op=Search roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, LaFontaine served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Insurance
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|Committee2 = Judiciary
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|Committee3 = Natural Resources
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|Chair3 = Chair
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|Committee4 = Regulatory Reform
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, LaFontaine served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Collapse= Yes
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Insurance
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|Committee3 = Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, LaFontaine served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Collapse= Yes
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Insurance
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|Committee3 = Local, Intergovernmental, and Regional Affairs
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
LaFontaine is opposed by [[Michael Shmina]] in the Democratic primary on August 7.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 7, 2012]</ref>
 
  
===2010===
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LaFontaine won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12PRI/12PRIall.html ''Michigan Department of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
  
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Michigan House of Representatives, District 32, General Election
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =
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|winner1 = Andrea LaFontaine
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Sheri Smith
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|candidate3 =
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|votes1 = 22842
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|votes2 = 16122
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|votes3 =
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}}
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=Michigan House of Representatives, District 32
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|party=Republican
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|winner1 = Andrea LaFontaine
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Michael Shmina
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|votes1 = 5033
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|votes2 = 1983
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}}
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===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
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| align="right" | 1,367  
 
| align="right" | 1,367  
 
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|}
 
===More Voting Record Details===
 
*List of all of Andrea LaFontaine’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=50&CVN=10000&AP=False&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2010&EndDate=2%2F14%2F2011&EntityID=27270&Keywords=&op=Search roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=LaFontaine
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|Full name=Andrea LaFontaine
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|year=2010
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|Editdate=June 1, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=144047 ''Follow the Money'', "LaFontaine, Andrea." Retrieved June 1, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=96734
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 32]]
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|totalraised2010=31615
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 32]]
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}}
  
In 2010, LaFontaine raised $31,615 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = LaFontaine
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|full name = Andrea LaFontaine
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139379
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 96734
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|org1 = Leadership Under New Direction
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|org2 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org3 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org4 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|org5 = Michigan Association Of Realtors
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|orgamount1 = 6233
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|orgamount2 = 4500
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|orgamount3 = 4500
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|orgamount4 = 3750
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|orgamount5 = 3030
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|}}
  
Her three largest contributors were:
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = LaFontaine
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|full name = Andrea LaFontaine
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125858
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 31615
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|org1 = LaFontaine, Catherine A.
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|org2 = Macomb County Republican Party
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|org3 = St. Clair County Republican Party
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|org4 = Bolger Restore Michigan Fund
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|org5 = Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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|orgamount1 = 4873
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|orgamount2 = 1124
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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==Scorecards==
|-
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
| Lafontaine, Catherine A
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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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
| Align="Right" | $2,523
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|-
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
| Lafontaine, Catherine A
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'''Andrea LaFontaine''' received a '''75%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
| Align="Right" | $2,350
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|-
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| Macomb County Republican Party
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| Align="Right" | $1,124
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|}
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Andrea + LaFontaine + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Andrea + LaFontaine + Michigan + Legislature'''
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, LaFontaine has been appointed to these committees:
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* [[Agriculture Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Agriculture]]
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* [[Insurance Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Insurance]]
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* [[Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs]]
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, LaFontaine served on these committees:
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*Agriculture
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*Insurance
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*Local, Intergovernmental, and Regional Affairs
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==Andrea LaFontaine’s Campaign Contributions==
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[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=lafontaine&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched=* Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
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===Contact===
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Rep. Andrea LaFontaine<br>
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N-796 House Office Building<br>
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P.O. Box 30014<br>
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Lansing, MI  48909<br>
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Phone: (517) 373-8931<br>
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AndreaLaFontaine@house.mi.gov
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=032 Official Biography]
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{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=50&CVN=10000&AP=False&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2010&EndDate=2%2F14%2F2011&EntityID=27270&Keywords=&op=Search Voting Record on MichiganVotes.org]
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*[http://replafontaine.gophouse.org/ Office website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124186 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://votelafontaine.com/ Campaign website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124186 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=50&CVN=10000&AP=False&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2010&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2013&EntityID=27270&Keywords=&op=Search Voting Record on MichiganVotes.org]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124186 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124186 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125858 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125858 2010]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 21:59, 18 October 2013

Andrea LaFontaine
AndreaLaFontaine.jpg
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.

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.[3]

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.

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.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

Andrea LaFontaine received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Andrea + LaFontaine + Michigan + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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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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