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}}{{tnr}}'''Bob Genetski''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 88 since January 1, 2009.  
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Bob Genetski''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 88 since January 1, 2009.  
  
 
Rep. Genetski received a B.A. in Education at Auburn University in 1991. He then continued his education at Grand Valley State University, where he earned a Masters in Education in 2004.  
 
Rep. Genetski received a B.A. in Education at Auburn University in 1991. He then continued his education at Grand Valley State University, where he earned a Masters in Education in 2004.  
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==Issues==
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'''Economics'''
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*Excerpt:"I BELIEVE state universities should be brought under one board of regents so that they compete against each other and not the taxpayers. Currently, 15 separate boards of trustees govern our 15 state universities. This leads to unnecessary duplication of programs and waste. Our university system's spending practices have not been audited since the 1980's."
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'''Pro-Life'''
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*Excerpt:"I am proud to be a member of Michigan Right to Life and North Allegan County Right to Life. These groups not only work for adoption alternatives but also provide counseling for women who suffer from emotional trauma after having aborted their babies. I believe it is these amazing programs that make Right to Life such a wonderful organization."
  
 
==Previous offices held==
 
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*[http://www.voteforbobg.com/ Bob Genetski's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.voteforbobg.com/ Bob Genetski's campaign website]
 
* [http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=88 Michigan House Republicans - Bob Genetski]
 
* [http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=88 Michigan House Republicans - Bob Genetski]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105625 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105625 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=105625 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=16758 Michigan Votes - Bob Genetski]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=16758 Michigan Votes - Bob Genetski]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106656 2008]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106656 2008]

Revision as of 12:40, 12 October 2012

Bob Genetski
Bob Genetski.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 88
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sAuburn University, 1991
Master'sGrand Valley State University, 2004
Personal
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bob Genetski is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 88 since January 1, 2009.

Rep. Genetski received a B.A. in Education at Auburn University in 1991. He then continued his education at Grand Valley State University, where he earned a Masters in Education in 2004.

Issues

Campaign Themes

XXX's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Economics

  • Excerpt:"I BELIEVE state universities should be brought under one board of regents so that they compete against each other and not the taxpayers. Currently, 15 separate boards of trustees govern our 15 state universities. This leads to unnecessary duplication of programs and waste. Our university system's spending practices have not been audited since the 1980's."

Pro-Life

  • Excerpt:"I am proud to be a member of Michigan Right to Life and North Allegan County Right to Life. These groups not only work for adoption alternatives but also provide counseling for women who suffer from emotional trauma after having aborted their babies. I believe it is these amazing programs that make Right to Life such a wonderful organization."

Previous offices held

None. Rep. Genetski has been a teacher for the last 10 years, spending the majority of that time at Orion Alternative school teaching at-risk high school kids.

Political campaign history

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • 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.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • 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.
  • 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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Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Community Colleges, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Community Health
  • Subcommittee on Higher Education, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Joint Capital Outlay

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Genetski defeated Randy Brink in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election is November 6.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 80 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Genetski Incumbent 66.2% 6,422
Randy Brink 33.8% 3,272
Total Votes 9,694

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Genetski won re-election to the District 88 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Randy Thompson (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 88 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Genetski (R) 22,153
Randy Thompson (D) 8,554
Charlie Clegg (L) 1,127

2008

On November 04, 2008, Bob Genetski ran for District 88 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Tom Clark. [3]

Bob Genetski raised $61,216 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 88
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Genetski (R) 29,064
Tom Clark (D) 18,119

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Genetski received $30,208 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[5]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Genetski's campaign in 2010
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$3,875
Michigan State Police Troopers Association$2,000
Michigan Education Association$1,350
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$1,275
Michigan Association Of Realtors$875
Total Raised in 2010 $30,208

2008

In 2008 Bob Genetski collected $61,216 in donations. [6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Robert Genetski $23,903
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $3,500
Bob Genetski $2,819
Maureen Genetski $2,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $1,500

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Controversies

License suspended

Genetski's driver's license was suspended for one year beginning on April 9, 2012. The decision stems from Genetski's arrest on January 19, 2012 for allegedly refusing to take a breathalyzer test after begin stopped by a Michigan State University police officer.[7]

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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.[8]

January 2011 - March 2012

Ben Genetski received an 84% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[8]

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2009–present
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