Ben Glardon

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Ben Glardon
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 85
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 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

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]

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.[5]

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.[6][7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

January 2011 - March 2012

Ben Glardon received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[9]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Glardon's endorsements included the following:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[10]

Personal

Glardon and his wife, Miriam, have one child.

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References

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