|Michigan House of Representatives, District 85|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|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|
|High school||Corunna High School|
Glardon graduated from Missouri Auction School. His professional experience includes working as a licensed Realtor and president of Glardon Auction Service.
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 the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
Glardon's website highlighted 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."
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|
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.
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- Office website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
Richard Ball (R)
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