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  |Name = Charles Brunner
 
  |Name = Charles Brunner
 
  |Profile picture = Charles Brunner.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Charles Brunner.jpg
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 96
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 96
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
  |Tenure = January 1, 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 1, 2011- present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 4, 2014|December 31, 2016]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = November 4, 2014
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  |Next election =  
 
  |Prior office = Commissioner, Bay City
 
  |Prior office = Commissioner, Bay City
 
  |Prior office years = 2001-2007
 
  |Prior office years = 2001-2007
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  |Place of birth =  
 
  |Place of birth =  
 
  |Profession =  
 
  |Profession =  
  |Religion = High School teacher
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  |Religion = High school teacher (retired)
 
  |Office website = http://096.housedems.com/
 
  |Office website = http://096.housedems.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.brunner4staterep.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.brunner4staterep.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Charles Brunner''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 96 since January 1, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Charles Brunner''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 96.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
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.
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==Biography==
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Brunner earned his associate degree in Business Administration from Delta College, and a bachelor's degree in Business/Marketing Education and master's degrees in Business Education and Secondary School Administration from Central Michigan University. Now retired, his professional experience includes working as a high school teacher.
  
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==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Brunner served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2015
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Chair1 = Minority Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Energy Policy
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|Committee3 = Local Government
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brunner served on the following committees:
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brunner served on the following committees:
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
 
|Chamber = House of Representatives
 
|Committee1 = Agriculture  
 
|Committee1 = Agriculture  
|Chair1 = Vice-chair
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|Chair1 = Vice chair
 
|Committee2 = Energy and Technology
 
|Committee2 = Energy and Technology
 
|Committee3 = Tourism  
 
|Committee3 = Tourism  
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brunner served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brunner served on the following committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
{{Committee Assignments
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI HD96 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Brunner won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<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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Brunner won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<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>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10PRI/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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|year=2010
 
|Editdate=June 13, 2013  
 
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc= ''Follow the Money'', "Brunner, Charles M." Retrieved June 13, 2013.]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc= ''Follow the Money'', "Brunner, Charles M," accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
 
|totalraised2012=80197
 
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==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Charles + Brunner + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===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.<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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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====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Charles Brunner''' received a '''13%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Charles Brunner''' received a '''13%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Brunner's endorsements included:
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*Right to Life of Michigan<ref>[https://secure.rtl.org/apps/elections/listing ''Right to Life of Michigan'', "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Brunner has a wife, Judy.
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Brunner is married to his wife, Judy. He has been a member of the Bay County Historical Society, board member of Friends of Bay City State Park and a founding member of Bay Future.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Charles + Brunner + Michigan + Legislature'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Charles+Brunner+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Charles Brunner News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://096.housedems.com/ House website]
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*[http://096.housedems.com/ Office website]
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*[http://www.brunner4staterep.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000134/charles-brunner/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://vote-mi.org/Intro.aspx?State=MI&Id=MIBrunnerCharlesM Profile from Vote-USA]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=75649 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=75649 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=75649 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=75649 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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Latest revision as of 11:52, 22 April 2015

Charles Brunner
Charles Brunner.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 96
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011- present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Commissioner, Bay City
2001-2007
Education
AssociatesDelta College, 1975
Bachelor'sCentral Michigan University, 1977
Master'sCentral Michigan University, 1985
Personal
ReligionHigh school teacher (retired)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Charles Brunner is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 96. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Brunner earned his associate degree in Business Administration from Delta College, and a bachelor's degree in Business/Marketing Education and master's degrees in Business Education and Secondary School Administration from Central Michigan University. Now retired, his professional experience includes working as a high school teacher.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Brunner served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Minority Vice Chair
Energy Policy
Local Government

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Charles Brunner was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Carlos Jaime was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brunner defeated Jaime in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 96 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Brunner Incumbent 69.5% 20,319
     Republican Carlos Jaime 30.5% 8,931
Total Votes 29,250

2012

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.[5]

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

2010

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.[6][7]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Brunner is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Brunner raised a total of $178,390 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[8]

Charles Brunner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 96 Won $80,197
2010 Michigan State House, District 96 Won $98,193
Grand Total Raised $178,390

2012

Brunner won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brunner raised a total of $80,197.

2010

Brunner won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Brunner raised a total of $98,193.

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.[9]

January 2011 - March 2012

Charles Brunner received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[9]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Brunner's endorsements included:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[10]

Personal

Brunner is married to his wife, Judy. He has been a member of the Bay County Historical Society, board member of Friends of Bay City State Park and a founding member of Bay Future.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Charles + Brunner + Michigan + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Charles Brunner News Feed

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Mayes (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 96
2011–present
Succeeded by
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