Aric Nesbitt

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Aric Nesbitt
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Michigan House of Representatives District 66
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'sHillsdale College
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Aric Nesbitt is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 66 since January 1, 2013. Nesbitt represented District 80 from 2011 to 2013.

Nesbitt has worked as a computer technician, and on his, family farm, and as a financial planner. He also served Congressmen Tim Walberg and Tim Murphy as Legislative Director and Senior Advisor respectively.

Nesbitt graduated from Hillsdale College. He also earned a Masters in International Business.

Issues

Campaign Themes

Nesbitt's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Putting Michigan Back to Work: Reforming Budgets, Regulations and Taxes

  • Excerpt:"Aric supported legislation that created jobs by reforming our budget, tax and regulatory systems. This has included passing a balanced and sustainable budget that reforms government and makes it live within their means just like families across southwest Michigan have to do."

Making Michigan the World Hub for Energy

  • Excerpt:"As a member of the House Energy and Technology Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Natural Gas, Aric continues to work to increase Michigan energy production, lower prices for families and businesses, while ensuring our environment is protected."

Protecting our Hometown Values

  • Excerpt:"Growing up on a six generation family farm, Aric understands the importance of community and family. One of five kids, Aric supports the right to life and is the only candidate endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan."

Rebuilding our Roads and Infrastructure

  • Excerpt:"For too long, our highways, roads, and bridges have been neglected. The investments needed to maintain the vast expanse of highways, bridges, and roads continue to grow."

Preparing our Children for a Brighter Future

  • Excerpt:"Aric introduced legislation that would allow students and parents to have more options and greater control over a child's education. Under this legislation, students would be able to substitute courses in career and technical training for other requirements."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Energy and Technology, Chair
Insurance
Tax Policy

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nesbitt served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Aric Nesbitt endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nesbitt won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 66. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Richard Rajkovich (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 66, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAric Nesbitt Incumbent 58.6% 22,997
     Democratic Richard Rajkovich 41.4% 16,276
Total Votes 39,273

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nesbitt won election to the District 80 Seat in 2010. He defeated Douglas Harrington, Shelly Hartmann, Bob Linderman, William Queen and Frank Thompson in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Thomas Erdmann (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 80 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Aric Nesbitt (R) 15,492
Thomas Erdmann (D) 7,850
Cheryl Evick (I) 778
Bill Bradley (L) 722

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Nesbitt raised $70,626 in contributions. [4]

His six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $3,500
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce $1,000
COMM-PAC $1,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan $1,000
Michigan Association Of Realtors $1,000
Van Buren Republican Executive $1,000

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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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Aric Nesbitt received an 85% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Rogers (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 66
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Tonya Schuitmaker (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 80
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Bob Genetski (R)