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  |Profile picture = Ben Glardon.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Ben Glardon.jpg
 
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 85
 
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 85
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
 
  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - present
 
  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 4, 2014|December 31, 2016]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Political party = Republican
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  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
  |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 = November 4, 2014
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  |Prior office =  
 
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Glardon served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2015
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Communications and Technology
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|Committee3 = Insurance
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|Committee4 = Transportation and Infrastructure
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|Chair4 = Majority Vice Chair
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Glardon served on the following committees:
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Glardon served on the following committees:
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
====2012====
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====2014====
Glardon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.benglardon.com/ "benglardon," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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Glardon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.benglardon.com/ ''benglardon.com'', "Official campaign website," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
'''Agriculture'''
 
'''Agriculture'''
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'''2nd Amendment'''
 
'''2nd Amendment'''
 
*Excerpt: "Ben Glardon is a true believer in supporting our Second Amendment rights and protecting our hunting and angling heritage as Americans."
 
*Excerpt: "Ben Glardon is a true believer in supporting our Second Amendment rights and protecting our hunting and angling heritage as Americans."
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'''''Note:''' Glardon's campaign themes did not change from 2012.''
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI HD85 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Glardon won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 85. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Paul Ray (Michigan)|Paul Ray]] (D) and [[Matthew Shepard]] (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
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Glardon won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 85. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Paul Ray (Michigan)|Paul Ray]] (D) and [[Matthew Shepard]] (I) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Glardon won election to the District 85 Seat in 2010.  He defeated [[Harold Kuisel]], [[David Lazar]], [[Dennis Rainwater]] and [[Jim Stechschulte]]  in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated [[Pamela Drake]] (D) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Glardon won election to the District 85 seat in 2010.  He defeated [[Harold Kuisel]], [[David Lazar]], [[Dennis Rainwater]] and [[Jim Stechschulte]]  in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated [[Pamela Drake]] (D) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10PRI/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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|year=2010
 
|year=2010
 
|Editdate=June 12, 2013  
 
|Editdate=June 12, 2013  
|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=144135 ''Follow the Money'', "Glardon, Ben." Retrieved June 12, 2013.]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=144135 ''Follow the Money'', "Glardon, Ben," accessed June 12, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=74842
 
|totalraised2012=74842
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012]</ref>
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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 25, 2012]</ref>
  
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Ben Glardon''' received a '''71%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Ben Glardon''' received a '''71%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Glardon's endorsements included the following:
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*Right to Life of Michigan<ref>[https://secure.rtl.org/apps/elections/listing ''Right to Life of Michigan'', "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ben + Glardon + Michigan + Legislature'''
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Ben + Glardon + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Ben+Glardon+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Ben Glardon News Feed}}
 
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Ben+Glardon+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Ben Glardon News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://repglardon.gophouse.com/ Office website]
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*[http://repglardon.gophouse.com/ Office website] ''([[timed out]])''
*[http://www.benglardon.com/ Campaign website]
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*[http://www.benglardon.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000123/ben-glardon/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://vote-mi.org/Intro.aspx?State=MI&Id=MIGlardonBen Profile from Vote-USA]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124278 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124278 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124278 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124278 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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Ben Glardon
Ben Glardon.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 85
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms
Education
High schoolCorunna High School
Personal
ProfessionLicensed Realtor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ben Glardon is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 85. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Glardon graduated from Missouri Auction School. His professional experience includes working as a licensed Realtor and president of Glardon Auction Service.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Glardon served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture
Communications and Technology
Insurance
Transportation and Infrastructure, Majority Vice Chair

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Commerce
Insurance
Transportation and Infrastructure, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Glardon served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Glardon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Agriculture

  • Excerpt: "Ben has fought for agriculture by sponsoring legislation that removed burdensome regulations. He also supported legislation that strengthened MAEAP environmental protection. Endorsed by Michigan Farm Bureau and Michigan Agri-Business Association."

Pro Life

  • Excerpt: "As State Representative Ben sponsored what is now Public Act 169 of 2011 of the Partial -Birth Abortion Ban. This defines criminal sentencing for those individuals who violate the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. Endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan."

Government Spending / Economy

  • Excerpt: "Ben's primary goal is to create an environment for job growth. That is why he supported eliminating the burdensome Michigan Business Tax and replacing it with a simple flat tax."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "Ben Glardon is a true believer in supporting our Second Amendment rights and protecting our hunting and angling heritage as Americans."

Note: Glardon's campaign themes did not change from 2012.

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Annie Braidwood was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ben Glardon defeated George Sode in the Republican primary. Glardon defeated Braidwood and Roger Snyder (L) in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 85 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBen Glardon Incumbent 52.6% 16,881
     Democratic Annie Braidwood 42.8% 13,714
     Libertarian Roger Snyder 4.6% 1,473
Total Votes 32,068
Michigan House of Representatives, District 85 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Glardon Incumbent 82.9% 6,542
George Sode 17.1% 1,350
Total Votes 7,892

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Glardon won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 85. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Paul Ray (D) and Matthew Shepard (I) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBen Glardon Incumbent 53.6% 23,185
     Democratic Paul Ray 39.9% 17,278
     Independent Matthew Shepard 6.5% 2,803
Total Votes 43,266

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Glardon won election to the District 85 seat in 2010. He defeated Harold Kuisel, David Lazar, Dennis Rainwater and Jim Stechschulte in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Pamela Drake (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7][8]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 85 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ben Glardon (R) 17,970
Pamela Drake (D) 11,059

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Glardon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Glardon raised a total of $145,456 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[9]

Ben Glardon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 85 Won $74,842
2010 Michigan State House, District 85 Won $70,614
Grand Total Raised $145,456

2012

Glardon won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Glardon raised a total of $74,842.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ben Glardon's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$4,500
Michigan Farm Bureau$2,700
Michigan Association Of Realtors$2,500
House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Michigan$2,500
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,239
Total Raised in 2012$74,842
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Glardon won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Glardon raised a total of $70,614.

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.[10]

January 2011 - March 2012

Ben Glardon received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[10]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Glardon's endorsements included the following:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[11]

Personal

Glardon and his wife, Miriam, have one child.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Ben + Glardon + Michigan + Legislature

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

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Ball (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 85
2011–present
Succeeded by
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