Andrew Kandrevas

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Andrew James Kandrevas
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Michigan House of Representatives District 13
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan, 1997
J.D.Wayne State University Law School, 2001
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Andrew James Kandrevas is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 13th District since January 1, 2009.

Rep. Kandrevas graduated from Southgate Aquinas High School in 1993 and went on to receive his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan in 1997. He earned a degree from Wayne State University Law School in 2001. In 2006, Kandrevas opened his own law office; his father is 28th District Court Judge James Kandrevas.

Previous offices held

He served as Council President for the City of Southgate in addition to running his own law office. He also served on Southgate’s Planning Commission prior to being elected to the City Council.

Political campaign history

During his legal career, Kandrevas has worked as a member of the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office; assistant city attorney and prosecutor for the City of Lincoln Park; and staff attorney to Detroit City Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel. In 2006, Kandrevas opened his own law office in the same Southgate building where his father, 28th District Court Judge James Kandrevas, had practiced law throughout Kandrevas' childhood.

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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Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

  • Government Operations
  • Insurance (Democratic Vice Chair)
  • Tax Policy

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kandrevas ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7. The general election takes place on November 6.[1]

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kandrevas won re-election to the District 13 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Cynthia Kallgren in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 13 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew James Kandrevas (D) 14,338
Cynthia Kallgren (R) 12,130
Jesse Church (L) 755

2008

On November 04, 2008, Andrew James Kandrevas ran for District 13 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Timothy Kachinski. [2]

Andrew James Kandrevas raised $54,468 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew James Kandrevas (D) 28,041
Timothy Kachinski (R) 14,628

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Kandrevas received $56,351 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andrew Kandrevas's campaign in 2010
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$3,866
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$3,300
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$2,450
Michigan Education Association$1,600
AT&T$1,450
Total Raised in 2010 $56,351

2008

In 2008 Andrew James Kandrevas collected $54,468 in donations. [5]

His six largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Andrew Kandrevas $17,525
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $2,500
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $2,000
Michigan Education Association $1,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $1,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Andrew James Kandrevas
N0692 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0845
AndrewKandrevas@house.mi.gov

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

Andrew Kandrevas received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

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