|Michigan House of Representatives District 88|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||5|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Auburn University, 1991|
|Master's||Grand Valley State University, 2004|
- 1 Issues
- 2 Previous offices held
- 3 Political campaign history
- 4 Voting record
- 5 Committee assignments
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Campaign contributions
- 9 Controversies
- 10 Recent news
- 11 Scorecards
- 12 External links
- 13 References
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.
Genetski's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- 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."
- 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
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.
More voting record details
- List of all of Bob Genetski’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Bob Genetski’s 3 missed roll-call votes
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Genetski has been appointed to these committees:
- Subcommittee on Community Colleges, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Community Health
- Subcommittee on Higher Education, Chair
- Subcommittee on Joint Capital Outlay
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Genetski served on these committees:
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 80 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Bob Genetski Incumbent||66.2%||6,422|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 88 General election (2010)|
|Bob Genetski (R)||22,153|
|Randy Thompson (D)||8,554|
|Charlie Clegg (L)||1,127|
Bob Genetski raised $61,216 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 88|
|Bob Genetski (R)||29,064|
|Tom Clark (D)||18,119|
In 2010, Genetski received $30,208 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|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|
In 2008 Bob Genetski collected $61,216 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$3,500|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$1,500|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
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.
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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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Ben Genetski received an 84% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Bob Genetski's campaign website
- Michigan House Republicans - Bob Genetski
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Bob Genetski
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Bob Genetski on Twitter
- "voteforbobg," Official Campaign Website
- Michigan Department of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Genetski's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributors to Bob Genetski
- The Commercial Record, "Legislator loses first appeal license suspension," March 21, 2012
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
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