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  name                = Charles Smiley |
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  |Name = Charles Smiley
  political position  = Michigan House of Representatives District 50 |
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 50
  assumed office      = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] |
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  |Status = Incumbent
  term ends          = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]] |
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|Tenure = January 1. 2011-Present
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
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|Assumed office = 2011
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}}{{tnr}}'''Charles Smiley''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 50th District since January 1, 2011.
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|First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
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|Prior office = Burton City Council
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}}{{tnr}}'''Charles Smiley''' (b. May 4, 1954) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 50 since January 1, 2011.
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Smiley was mayor of Burton for 20 years. He also served as a member of the Burton City Council for four years. Prior to his election as mayor, Charles worked at General Motors Truck and Bus Assembly plant for 18 years.
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Smiley's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://charlessmiley4staterep.com/ "charlessmiley4staterep," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''Enacting the Emergency Financial Managers Law'''
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*Excerpt:"This undermines democracy because the Governor can make the determination that a local unit of government or school district that doesn’t meet his standards can take over that entity and wipe out the vote of the people who reside in that area."
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'''Tax on Pensions'''
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*Excerpt:"Making senior citizens pay for big tax breaks for Businesses, who haven’t created jobs, reducing the spending power and consumer demand that small businesses need to thrive and create jobs."
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'''Massive Cuts in Education Funding'''
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*Excerpt:"Our residents have said loud and clear that they do not want the budget balanced on the backs of our children. It is deplorable that the Governor and legislative Republicans refused to listen to the people, choosing to divert state funding meant for classrooms to giant corporations instead."
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'''Worker’s Compensation Law'''
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*Excerpt:"This makes it more difficult for worker’s who become injured on the job to be compensated for those injuries."
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'''Unemployment Benefits Reduction'''
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*Excerpt:"Last year any person who was laid off would become eligible for up to 26 weeks of Unemployment benefits. Beginning in January 2012, the maximum weeks have been reduced to 20 weeks. This new law change offers fewer weeks of eligibility benefits than any other state in the country."
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smiley served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Natural Resources
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|Chair2 = Vice-chair
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|Committee3 = Transportation and Infrastructure
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smiley has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smiley served on these committees:
Energy and Technology, Member
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Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, Member
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{{Committee Assignments
Transportation, Member
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee2 = Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security  
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|Committee3 = Transportation  
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Smiley won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 50. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated [[Miles Gadola]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber = Michigan House of Representatives, District 50, General Election
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|party1 = Democratic
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|party2 = Republican
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|winner1 = Charles Smiley
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Miles Gadola
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|votes1 = 26678
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|votes2 = 17165
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}}
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===2010===
 
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| align="right" | 12,134   
 
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Smiley
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|Full name=Charles Smiley
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|year=2010
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|Editdate=June 10, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=143896 ''Follow the Money'', "Smiley, Charles." Retrieved June 10, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=104294
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 50]]
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|totalraised2010=26285
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 50]]
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Smiley
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|full Name = Charles Smiley
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139420
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 104294
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|org1 = Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters
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|org2 = Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of Michigan
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|org3 = Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
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|org4 = Operating Engineers Local 324
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|org5 = Michigan Education Association
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Smiley
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|total raised = 26285
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|org1 = Smiley, Charles H.
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|org2 = Michigan Education Association
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|org3 = Waste Management
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|org4 = Michigan Credit Union League
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|org5 = Stryker, Jon L.
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|orgamount1 = 4220
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 800
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|orgamount4 = 550
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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==Scorecards==
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
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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 22, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
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'''Charles Smiley''' received a '''10%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Personal==
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Smiley and his wife Pam have two children.
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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 '''Charle + Smiley + 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>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Charles+Smiley+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Charles Smiley News Feed</rss>
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==External links==
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*[http://charlessmiley4staterep.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://050.housedems.com/ House website]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=75681 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=75681 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125634 2010]
  
 
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Revision as of 07:09, 10 June 2013

Charles Smiley
Charles Smiley.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 50
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
Burton City Council
1987-1991
Personal
BirthdayMay 4, 1954
Place of birthFlint, MI
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Charles Smiley (b. May 4, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 50 since January 1, 2011.

Smiley was mayor of Burton for 20 years. He also served as a member of the Burton City Council for four years. Prior to his election as mayor, Charles worked at General Motors Truck and Bus Assembly plant for 18 years.

Issues

Campaign themes

Smiley's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Enacting the Emergency Financial Managers Law

  • Excerpt:"This undermines democracy because the Governor can make the determination that a local unit of government or school district that doesn’t meet his standards can take over that entity and wipe out the vote of the people who reside in that area."

Tax on Pensions

  • Excerpt:"Making senior citizens pay for big tax breaks for Businesses, who haven’t created jobs, reducing the spending power and consumer demand that small businesses need to thrive and create jobs."

Massive Cuts in Education Funding

  • Excerpt:"Our residents have said loud and clear that they do not want the budget balanced on the backs of our children. It is deplorable that the Governor and legislative Republicans refused to listen to the people, choosing to divert state funding meant for classrooms to giant corporations instead."

Worker’s Compensation Law

  • Excerpt:"This makes it more difficult for worker’s who become injured on the job to be compensated for those injuries."

Unemployment Benefits Reduction

  • Excerpt:"Last year any person who was laid off would become eligible for up to 26 weeks of Unemployment benefits. Beginning in January 2012, the maximum weeks have been reduced to 20 weeks. This new law change offers fewer weeks of eligibility benefits than any other state in the country."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Natural Resources, Vice-chair
Transportation and Infrastructure

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smiley won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 50. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Miles Gadola (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Smiley Incumbent 60.8% 26,678
     Republican Miles Gadola 39.2% 17,165
Total Votes 43,843

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smiley won election to the District 50 Seat in 2010. He defeated Richard Burrus, James Cowan, Jeffery Houston and Gerald Masters in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated William Ralph (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 50 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Smiley (D) 13,647
William Ralph (R) 12,134

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smiley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smiley raised a total of $130,579 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[3]

Charles Smiley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 50 Won $104,294
2010 Michigan State House, District 50 Won $26,285
Grand Total Raised $130,579

2012

Smiley won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smiley raised a total of $104,294.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Smiley's campaign in 2012
Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters$5,000
Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of Michigan$5,000
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Operating Engineers Local 324$5,000
Michigan Education Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$104,294
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Smiley won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Smiley raised a total of $26,285.

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.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

Charles Smiley received a 10% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]

Personal

Smiley and his wife Pam have two children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Charle + Smiley + Michigan + Legislature

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Slezak (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 50
2011–present
Succeeded by
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