Bruce Rendon

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Bruce Rendon
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 103
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Associate'sFerris State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bruce Rendon is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 103. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Rendon earned his associate's degree in Architectural Design and Drafting from Ferris State University in 1978. His professional experience includes working as the owner and operator of Rendon Quality Construction, Inc., and for Blink Lumber.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Rendon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs for Michigan

  • Excerpt: "As an employer for the past 28 years here in the 103rd district I know first hand what it takes to create real jobs in our communities. This is the number one issue facing Michigan's strained economy."

Private Property Rights

  • Excerpt: "We must protect private property rights so each owner can use their land they have spent years paying taxes on and maintaining. Many land use restrictions go too far and ultimately devalue their land."

Right to Life

  • Excerpt: "There is no middle ground for me on this issue. It is not up to us as a society to decide if we can take a human life. This is God’s gift to create a new life."

Second Amendment – The Right to Bear Arms

  • Excerpt: "Hunting and our 2nd Amendment rights are not only a large part of our state’s economy, they are a part of our national heritage."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Affordable health insurance is a basic quality of life each citizen has to expect."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Local Government
Natural Resources, Vice-chair
Regulatory Reform
Tourism

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rendon won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 103. He defeated Matthew Sherman and Brenton Weiss in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Lon Johnson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 103, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Rendon Incumbent 52.8% 23,308
     Democratic Lon Johnson 47.2% 20,832
Total Votes 44,140


Michigan House of Representatives, District 103 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Rendon Incumbent 72.1% 7,840
Matthew Sherman 16.4% 1,783
Brenton Weiss 11.5% 1,256
Total Votes 10,879

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rendon won election to the District 103 Seat in 2010. He defeated Phil Bendily, Larry Boyce, Tony Gojcaj, Dave Ryan, Susan Vick and Charles Webb in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Van Sheltrown (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 103 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Rendon (R) 19,930
Van Sheltrown (D) 11,958

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rendon is available dating back to . Based on available campaign finance records, Rendon raised a total of $633,716 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[4]

Bruce Rendon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 103 Won $361,046
2010 Michigan State House, District 103 Won $106,113
2004 Michigan State House, District 103 Defeated $166,557
Grand Total Raised $633,716

2012

Rendon won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rendon raised a total of $361,046.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bruce Rendon's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Committee Of Michigan$181,703
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$5,000
One Tough Nerd PAC$5,000
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce$5,000
Michigan Farm Bureau$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$361,046
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Rendon won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Rendon raised a total of $106,113.

2004

Rendon lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Rendon raised a total of $166,557.

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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Bruce Rendon received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

Personal

Rendon and his wife, Darie, have two children. He has served president of the local home builders association, and regional president and treasurer of the Michigan Association of Home Builders.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joel Sheltrown (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 103
2011 – Present
Succeeded by
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