Andrea LaFontaine

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Andrea LaFontaine
Michigan House of Representatives District 32
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sCentral Michigan University, 2009
Master'sCentral Michigan University, 2011
Office website
Campaign website
Andrea LaFontaine is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 32nd District since January 1, 2011.

LaFontaine previously worked 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.


Campaign Themes

LaFontain's website highlights 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."


  • 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."


  • 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."


  • 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."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

LaFontaine defeated Michael Shmina in the Democratic primary on August 7. The general election is November 6.[2]

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


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

More voting record details

Campaign donors


In 2010, LaFontaine raised $31,615 in contributions. [3]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Lafontaine, Catherine A $2,523
Lafontaine, Catherine A $2,350
Macomb County Republican Party $1,124

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, LaFontaine has been appointed to these committees:


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

  • Agriculture
  • Insurance
  • Local, Intergovernmental, and Regional Affairs

Andrea LaFontaine’s Campaign Contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State


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]


Rep. Andrea LaFontaine
N-796 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-8931

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