Bill Farmer, Michigan

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Bill Farmer
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Michigan House of Representatives District 63
PartyDemocratic
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Bill Farmer was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 63 of the Michigan House of Representatives.

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Farmer ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 63. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Jase Bolger (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Bolger Incumbent 50.9% 22,196
     Democratic Bill Farmer 49.1% 21,440
Total Votes 43,636

Controversy

See Also: Jase Bolger Controversy

Farmer's opponent, Speaker Bolger, was involved in a scheme to defraud voters and set up a sham election in District 76. Of the incident, Farmer said, "Speaker Bolger knowingly attempted to deceive the voters by making shady deals behind the scenes with Roy Schmidt. This was a blatantly political move to benefit the Republican Party.This isn’t how our democracy was meant to work." He further added, "We have lost too much under the leadership of Mr. Bolger. He has lead the passage of legislation which is robbing seniors' of their pensions, cut education funding, and cut benefits to public employees like teachers, firefighters, and police while simultaneously voting to extend their own benefits. And he is so determined to keep his agenda going that he’s willing to cut backroom deals to pull the wool over our eyes."[1]

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