Charles Brunner

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Charles Brunner
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 96
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011- present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
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
Prior offices
Commissioner, Bay City
2001-2007
Education
Bachelor'sCentral Michigan University, 1977
Associate'sDelta College, 1975
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's 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

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 will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place 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.[1][2]

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.[3]

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

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.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Brunner's campaign in 2012
Operating Engineers Local 324$5,000
Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters$5,000
DTE Energy$4,500
CMS Energy$3,750
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$3,300
Total Raised in 2012$80,197
Source:Follow the Money

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.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Charles Brunner received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

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.

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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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