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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brunner served on these committees:
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brunner served on these committees:
* [[Agriculture Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Agriculture]]
* [[Energy and Technology Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Energy and Technology]]
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Charles Brunner
Charles Brunner.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 96
In office
January 1, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/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
Prior offices
Commissioner, Bay City
Associate'sDelta College, 1975
Bachelor'sCentral Michigan University, 1977
Master'sCentral Michigan University, 1985
ReligionHigh School teacher
Office website
Campaign website
Charles Brunner is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 96 since January 1, 2011.

Brunner is a retired high school teacher and member of the Bay County Historical Society, board member of Friends of Bay City State Park and a founding member of Bay Future. Charles taught high school business for 30 years.

Brunner graduated from Delta College with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration and three more degrees from Michigan University: Bachelor's Degree in Business/Marketing Education and two Masters Degrees, in Business Education and and Secondary School administration.

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture, Vice-chair
Energy and Technology


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brunner served on these committees:



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brunner won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 96. He was unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Chad Dewey (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Brunner Incumbent 69.5% 28,263
     Republican Chad Dewey 30.5% 12,428
Total Votes 40,691


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brunner won election to the District 96 Seat in 2010. He defeated Brian Elder in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Dennis Poirier, Sr. (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 96 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Brunner (D) 17,064
Dennis Poirier, Sr. (R) 15,684

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Brunner raised $98,193 in contributions. [2]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Brunner, Charles M $21,600
Michigan Auto Workers $5,000
Michigan Education Association $5,000
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association $5,000
Hammel Leadership Fund $5,000

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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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Charles Brunner received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]


Brunner has a wife, Judy.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Mayes (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 96
Succeeded by