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|Name             = Bert Johnson
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|Position = Michigan State Senate District 2
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|Position         = U.S. House, Michigan, District 13
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{{tnr}}'''Bert Johnson''' is a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Michigan's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|the 13th Congressional District]] of [[Michigan]]. He is currently a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 2 since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Bert served two terms in the [[Michigan House of Representatives|Michigan House]], representing District 5.
|First elected =[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Term limits = [[State legislatures with term limits|2 terms (8 years)]]
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==Biography==
|Next election = [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Prior office =[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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|Prior office years =2005 – 2010
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|Birthday =October 20, 1973
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|Place of birth =Detroit, Michigan
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}}{{tnr}}'''Bert Johnson''' (b. October 20, 1973) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 2 since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Bert served two terms in the [[Michigan House of Representatives|Michigan House]], representing District 5. During his time in the House, Bert served as Chair of the [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform Committee]].
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Prior to his time in the legislature, Bert served as office manager at his family's law firm. He was also the Chief of Staff to State Representative Bill McConico for over 5 years.
 
Prior to his time in the legislature, Bert served as office manager at his family's law firm. He was also the Chief of Staff to State Representative Bill McConico for over 5 years.
  
Bert received his education at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy and went on to become a Criminology and Security Administration major at the University of Detroit, Mercy.
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Bert received his education at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy and went on to become a Criminology and Security Administration major at the University of Detroit, Mercy.  
  
==Committee assignments==
 
===2011-2012===
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson has been appointed to these committees:
 
* [[Appropriation Committee, Michigan State Senate|Appropriations]]
 
* [[Redistricting Committee, Michigan State Senate|Redistricting]]
 
* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan State Senate|Regulatory Reform]], Vice Chair
 
* Statutory Committee on Administrative Rules
 
* Subcommittee on General Government, Vice Chair
 
* Subcommittee on Judiciary, Vice Chair
 
* Subcommittee on the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, Vice Chair
 
  
===2009-2010===
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==Elections==
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:
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===2012===
* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform]] (Chair)
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan's 13th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
* [[Banking and Financial Services Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Banking and Financial Services]]
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* [[Energy and Technology Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Energy and Technology]]
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* [[Health Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Health Policy]]
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* [[Public Employee Health Care Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives| Public Employee Health Care Reform]]
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==Issues==
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Goci is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2012|Michigan's]] [[Michigan's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]]. Goci is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.
===Key votes of 2009-2010===
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*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
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* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12976 Driver Responsibility Fees], Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12780 Crony Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12537 Right to Work], Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12487 Dept. of State Cost-Saving], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12632 Golf Carts], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12005 Home Court Disadvantage], Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Fire Safe Cigarettes], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 Balancing Act], Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 Balancing Act 2], Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11469 A Good Tax Gone Bad?], Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11219 It’s From the Children], Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10864 Left Behind], Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10871 First Class Schools],  Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 2], Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 3], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10574 Secret Ballot], Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10576 Property Taxes Assaulted Again], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10493 Sneak Attack], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10494 Grapes of Wrath], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars], Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations], Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
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===More Voting Record Details===
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*List of all of Bert Johnson’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=10876&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
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*List of Bert Johnson’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=10876&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2007&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 98 missed roll-call votes]
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==Campaign donors==
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==State Legislature committee assignments==
===2010===
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson has been appointed to these committees:
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* [[Appropriation Committee, Michigan State Senate|Appropriations]]
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* [[Redistricting Committee, Michigan State Senate|Redistricting]]
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* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan State Senate|Regulatory Reform]], Vice Chair
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* Statutory Committee on Administrative Rules
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* Subcommittee on General Government, Vice Chair
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* Subcommittee on Judiciary, Vice Chair
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* Subcommittee on the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, Vice Chair
  
In 2010, Johnson raised $45,900 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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===2009-2010===
 
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:
His four largest contributors were:
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* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform]] (Chair)
 
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* [[Banking and Financial Services Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Banking and Financial Services]]
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* [[Energy and Technology Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Energy and Technology]]
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* [[Health Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Health Policy]]
| Michigan Association Of Realtors
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* [[Public Employee Health Care Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives| Public Employee Health Care Reform]]
| Align="Right" | $5,300
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| Capitol Affairs
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| Align="Right" | $5,000
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| Invest In Michigan PAC
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| Align="Right" | $5,000
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| Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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| Align="Right" | $4,000
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===2008===
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In 2008 Bert Johnson collected $47,677 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106716 2008 contributors to Bert Johnson]</ref>
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His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
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| Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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| United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America
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| Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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| Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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| AT&T
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''John + Goci + Michigan + House'''"
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==Campaign contributions==
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[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Johnson,+Bert%20%20&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
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==Personal==
 
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Revision as of 10:43, 28 May 2012

Bert Johnson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Michigan, District 13
PartyDemocratic
Bert Johnson is a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 13th Congressional District of Michigan. He is currently a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 2 since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Bert served two terms in the Michigan House, representing District 5.

Biography

Prior to his time in the legislature, Bert served as office manager at his family's law firm. He was also the Chief of Staff to State Representative Bill McConico for over 5 years.

Bert received his education at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy and went on to become a Criminology and Security Administration major at the University of Detroit, Mercy.


Elections

2012

See also: Michigan's 13th congressional district elections, 2012

Goci is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 13th District. Goci is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.

Elections

2010

Johnson won election to the 2nd District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Republican Don Chouinard in the November 2 general election.[1]

Michigan State Senate, District 2 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bert Johnson (D) 34,858
John Chouinard (R) 17,459

2008

On November 04, 2008, Bert Johnson ran unopposed for District 5 of the Michigan House of Representatives. [2]

Bert Johnson raised $47,677 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bert Johnson (D) 25,595

State Legislature committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson has been appointed to these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Redistricting
  • Regulatory Reform, Vice Chair
  • Statutory Committee on Administrative Rules
  • Subcommittee on General Government, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Judiciary, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, Vice Chair

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:

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Personal

Bert is the father of three children: India, Bertram, and Nicholas.

External links

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