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  |Name = Bob Genetski
 
  |Name = Bob Genetski
 
  |Profile picture = Legislators.Genetski_Bob.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Legislators.Genetski_Bob.jpg
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 88
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 88
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = 2009-Present
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  |Tenure = 2009 - present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Leadership =  
 
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  |Leadership 5 =  
 
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  |Base salary = $71,865/year  
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  |Base salary = $71,685/year  
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 2008
 
  |First elected = 2008
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
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  |Profession =  
 
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  |Religion = Catholic
 
  |Religion = Catholic
  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=088
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  |Office website = http://repgenetski.gophouse.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.voteforbobg.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.voteforbobg.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Bob Genetski''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 88 since January 1, 2009.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Bob Genetski''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 88.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
  
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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==Biography==
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Genetski earned his B.A. in Education at Auburn University in 1991 and his M.Ed. from Grand Valley State University in 2004.  His professional experience includes working as a teacher.
  
==Issues==
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==Committee assignments==
===Campaign Themes===
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===2013-2014===
Genetski's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.voteforbobg.com/ "voteforbobg," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Genetski served on the following committees:
  
'''Economics'''
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{{Committee Assignments
*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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|State = Michigan
'''Pro-Life'''
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|year = 2012
*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."
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Committee2 = Health Policy
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|Committee3 = Tax Policy
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|Committee4 = Tourism
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
==Previous offices held==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Genetski served on the following committees:
  
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.
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{{Committee Assignments
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Appropriations
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|Committee2 =
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
==Political campaign history==
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Genetski served on the following committees:
  
==Voting record==
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Public Employee Health Care Reform
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|Committee2 = Appropriations
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Genetski's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.voteforbobg.com/ "voteforbobg," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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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."
  
===Key votes of 2009-2010===
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===Voting record===
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====Key votes of 2009-2010====
 
*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
 
*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
 
* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
 
* [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/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.
 
*[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====
===More voting record details===
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*List of all of Bob Genetski’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2013&EntityID=16758&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).
*List of all of Bob Genetski’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=16758&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 Bob Genetski’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=16758&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2009&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2013 missed roll-call votes]  
*List of Bob Genetski’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=16758&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2009&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 3 missed roll-call votes]
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==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Genetski has been appointed to these committees:
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* [[Appropriations Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Appropriations]]
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* Subcommittee on Community Colleges, Vice Chair
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* Subcommittee on Community Health
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* Subcommittee on Higher Education, Chair
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* Subcommittee on Joint Capital Outlay
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Genetski served on these committees:
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* [[Public Employee Health Care Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives| Public Employee Health Care Reform]]
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* [[Appropriations Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Appropriations]]
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
Genetski defeated [[Randy Brink]] in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election was November 6.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12PRI/12PRIall.html ''Michigan Department of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
 
  
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Genetski won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 80. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Stuart Peet]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Michigan House of Representatives, District 80, General Election
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =
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|winner1 = Bob Genetski
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Stuart Peet
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|candidate3 =
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|votes1 = 25440
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|votes2 = 15444
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|votes3 =
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}}
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
|Chamber=Michigan House of Representatives, District 80
 
|Chamber=Michigan House of Representatives, District 80
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008]]''
  
On November 04, 2008, Bob Genetski ran for District 88 of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], beating Tom Clark. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08088000.html ''Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Genetski ran for District 88 of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], beating Tom Clark. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08088000.html ''Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
  
Bob Genetski raised $61,216 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106656 ''Follow the Money's report on Genetski's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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Genetski raised $61,216 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106656 ''Follow the Money's report on Genetski's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
  
 
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{{Votebox |
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2010, Genetski received $30,208 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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|Name=Genetski
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|Full name=Bob Genetski
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|year=2008
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|Editdate=June 12, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc= ''Follow the Money'', "Genetski, Bob." Retrieved June 12, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=54155
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 80]]
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|totalraised2010=30208
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 88]]
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|totalraised2008=61216
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008|Michigan State House, District 88]]
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}}
  
{{slp donor box 2010
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===2012===
|Chamber = Michigan House of Representatives
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Genetski
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|full Name = Bob Genetski
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139354
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $30,208
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|total raised = 54155
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|org1 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org2 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org3 = Michigan Association Of Health Plans
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|org4 = Friends Of Ferris State University
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|org5 = Business Leaders For Michigan
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|orgamount1 = 5450
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|orgamount2 = 4000
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|orgamount3 = 1425
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|orgamount4 = 1125
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Genetski
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|full name = Bob Genetski
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|office = Michigan House of Representatives
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125987
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 30208
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|new = no
 
|org1 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
 
|org1 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
 
|org2 = Michigan State Police Troopers Association
 
|org2 = Michigan State Police Troopers Association
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|org4 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
 
|org4 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
 
|org5 = Michigan Association Of Realtors
 
|org5 = Michigan Association Of Realtors
|orgdonor1 = $3,875
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|orgamount1 = 3875
|orgdonor2 = $2,000
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|orgamount2 = 2000
|orgdonor3 = $1,350
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|orgamount3 = 1350
|orgdonor4 = $1,275
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|orgamount4 = 1275
|orgdonor5 = $875
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|orgamount5 = 875
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Genetski
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|full Name = Bob Genetski
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106656
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 61216
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|org1 = Genetski, Bob (also filed as Genetski, Robert)
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|org2 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org3 = Genetski, Maureen
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|org4 = Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
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|org5 = Michigan Association of Realtors
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|orgamount1 = 27221
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|orgamount2 = 3500
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|orgamount3 = 2000
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|orgamount4 = 1500
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|orgamount5 = 1500
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|}}
  
In 2008 Bob Genetski collected $61,216 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106656 2008 contributors to Bob Genetski]</ref>
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==Scorecards==
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
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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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012]</ref>
  
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
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'''Ben Genetski''' received an '''84%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
{{legislative donor box}}
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|-
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| Robert Genetski
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| Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|-
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| Bob Genetski
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| align="right" | $2,819
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|-
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| Maureen Genetski
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
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| align="right" | $1,500
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|}
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==Campaign contributions==
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[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Genetski%20&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
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==Controversies==
 
==Controversies==
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Bob + Genetski + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Bob + Genetski + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Bob+Genetski+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Bob Genetski News Feed</rss>
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Bob+Genetski+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Bob Genetski News Feed}}
 
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==Scorecards==
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
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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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
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'''Ben Genetski''' received an '''84%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://www.voteforbobg.com/ Bob Genetski's campaign website]
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*[http://repgenetski.gophouse.org Office website]
* [http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=88 Michigan House Republicans - Bob Genetski]
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*[http://www.voteforbobg.com/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105625 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105625 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=105625 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[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]
*[http://twitter.com/vote4bobg Bob Genetski on Twitter]
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*[http://twitter.com/vote4bobg Twitter feed]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 15:31, 16 October 2013

Bob Genetski
Bob Genetski.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 88
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Genetski earned his B.A. in Education at Auburn University in 1991 and his M.Ed. from Grand Valley State University in 2004. His professional experience includes working as a teacher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Genetski served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
Health Policy
Tax Policy
Tourism

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Genetski served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Genetski's website highlighted 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."

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

  • Click below to see how this representative voted.
  • 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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Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Genetski won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 80. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Stuart Peet (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Genetski Incumbent 62.2% 25,440
     Democratic Stuart Peet 37.8% 15,444
Total Votes 40,884
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

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Genetski ran for District 88 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Tom Clark. [3]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Genetski is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Genetski raised a total of $145,579 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[5]

Bob Genetski's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 80 Won $54,155
2010 Michigan State House, District 88 Won $30,208
2008 Michigan State House, District 88 Won $61,216
Grand Total Raised $145,579

2012

Genetski won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Genetski raised a total of $54,155.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Genetski's campaign in 2012
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$5,450
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$4,000
Michigan Association Of Health Plans$1,425
Friends Of Ferris State University$1,125
Business Leaders For Michigan$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$54,155
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Genetski won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Genetski raised a total of $30,208.

2008

Genetski won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Genetski raised a total of $61,216.

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Ben Genetski received an 84% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

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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