|Michigan House of Representatives, District 66|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Nesbitt graduated from Hillsdale College and earned his master's degree in International Business. His professional experience includes working as a computer technician, on his family's farm and as a financial planner. He also served Congressmen Tim Walberg (R) and Tim Murphy (R) as Legislative Director and Senior Advisor, respectively.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nesbitt served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Energy and Technology, Chair|
|• Tax Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nesbitt served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy and Technology|
|• Government Operations, Vice-chair|
|• Tax Policy|
Nesbitt's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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."
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 66, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Aric Nesbitt Incumbent||58.6%||22,997|
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)|
|Aric Nesbitt (R)||15,492|
|Thomas Erdmann (D)||7,850|
|Cheryl Evick (I)||778|
|Bill Bradley (L)||722|
Comprehensive donor information for Nesbitt is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Nesbitt raised a total of $169,955 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.
|Aric Nesbitt's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 66||$99,329|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 80||$70,626|
|Grand Total Raised||$169,955|
2012Nesbitt won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nesbitt raised a total of $99,329.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Aric Nesbitt's campaign in 2012|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,559|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$2,750|
|Total Raised in 2012||$99,329|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Nesbitt won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nesbitt raised a total of $70,626.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Aric Nesbitt's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$3,500|
|Michigan Chamber Of Commerce||$1,000|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$1,000|
|Michigan Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$70,626|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Aric Nesbitt received an 85% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Aric + Nesbitt + Michigan + Legislature
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- Office website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- "votenesbitt," Official Campaign Website
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, Congressman Tim Walberg and Additional Michigan Leaders," February 8, 2012
- Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Nesbitt, Aric." Retrieved June 11, 2013.
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
William Rogers (R)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 66
| Succeeded by|
Tonya Schuitmaker (R)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 80
| Succeeded by|
Bob Genetski (R)
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