|Michigan House of Representatives District 85|
|January 1, 2011-Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|High school||Corunna High School|
Glardon is a licensed Realtor and president of Glardon Auction Service.
Glardon graduated from Missouri Auction School.
Glardon's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- 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."
- 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."
- Excerpt:"Ben Glardon is a true believer in supporting our Second Amendment rights and protecting our hunting and angling heritage as Americans."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Glardon served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Transportation and Infrastructure, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Glardon served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ben Glardon Incumbent||53.6%||23,185|
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 85 General election (2010)|
|Ben Glardon (R)||17,970|
|Pamela Drake (D)||11,059|
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.
|Ben Glardon's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 85||$74,842|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 85||$70,614|
|Grand Total Raised||$145,456|
2012Glardon 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|
2010Glardon won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Glardon raised a total of $70,614.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ben Glardon's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
|Shia County Republican Executive Committee||$2,850|
|Bolger Restore Michigan Fund||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$70,614|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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
Ben Glardon received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Glardon and his wife Miriam have one child.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
Richard Ball (R)
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