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  |Name = Chuck Moss
 
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 40
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  |Position = Michigan State Senate, District 13
  |Status = Former member
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  |Status = Former candidate
  |Tenure = 2007 - 2013
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  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
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  |Prior office = Oakland County Board of Commissioners
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  |Prior office = Michigan House of Representatives District 40
  |Prior office years = 2001-2006
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  |Prior office years = 2007 - 2013
  |Prior office 2 = Mayor, City of Birmingham
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  |Prior office 2 = Oakland County Board of Commissioners
  |Prior office 2 years = 2001
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  |Prior office 2 years = 2001-2006
  |Prior office 3 = Commissioner, City of Birmingham
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  |Prior office 3 = Mayor, City of Birmingham
  |Prior office 3 years = 1997-2001
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}}{{tnr}}'''Chuck Moss''' was a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 40 from 2007 to 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Chuck Moss''' {{2014is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2014|2014]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014#District 13|District 13]] of the [[Michigan State Senate]]. Moss previously served in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing [[Michigan House of Representatives District 40|District 40]] from 2007 to 2013.
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Moss served on the Birmingham Traffic and Safety Board from 1993-1997 before being elected to the City Commission. In 2000 he was elected mayor. Later in 2000, Moss was elected to the Oakland County Commission. He served as the chair of the Finance Committee. He served on the Commission until 2006.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Rep. Moss received a B.A. from Michigan State University's James Madison College. He obtained a J.D. from the University of Detroit law school.
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Moss earned his B.A. from Michigan State University's James Madison College and his J.D. from the University of Detroit Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, freelance writer for the Oakland Press and the Detroit News and hosting a number of shows on WXST, WJIM and was the co-host of "Back to Back" on WTVS.  
 
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Moss is a practicing attorney, and also has an active involvement with Detroit local media. He has hosted a number of shows on WXST, WJIM and was the co-host of "Back to Back" on WTVS. He has also been a freelance writer for the Oakland Press and the Detroit News. Moss served on the Birmingham Traffic and Safety Board from 1993-1997 before being elected to the City Commission. In 2000 he was elected mayor. Later in 2000, Moss was elected to the Oakland County Commission. He served as the chair of the Finance Committee. He served on the Commission until 2006.
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He resides in Birmngham with Alice Moss and his two daughters.
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In November 2006, Moss was elected to the State House, defeating Democrat Syed Jafry with 65% of the vote.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Moss' website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://chuckmoss.com/on-the-issues/ ''chuckmoss.com'', "On The Issues," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
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'''Taxes'''
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*Excerpt: "Simple, fair and efficient is Chuck’s motto, and reducing the burden wherever possible. The key to holding down tax hikes is holding down spending. Chuck led the budgeting battle to keep a lid on government spending."
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'''Budget Priorities'''
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*Excerpt: "No one has unlimited money, and Lansing is no exception. Everybody knows a new roof has to come before landscaping. Money has been tight in Michigan for years."
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'''Welfare Reform'''
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*Excerpt: "We owe it to all Michiganders to be good stewards of their money. We certainly should not waste or give their money to those who aren’t truly in need. Chuck has stood up for the principle that our social service system serves only those truly in need, and not government bureaucracies or cheats."
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===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/09/mitt-romney-announces-support-michigan-speaker-house-jase-bolger-and-additional-m ''Mitt Romney Campaign Website'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011]</ref>
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{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20120426201933/http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/09/mitt-romney-announces-support-michigan-speaker-house-jase-bolger-and-additional-m ''Romney for President'', "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011] (Archived)</ref>
 
===Voting record===
 
===Voting record===
  
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*List of Chuck Moss’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=10885&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2007&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 21 missed roll-call votes]  
 
*List of Chuck Moss’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=10885&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2007&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 21 missed roll-call votes]  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
===2012===
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===2014===
::''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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{{MI SD13 2014}}
Moss is not running for re-election to the House in 2012.
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Moss won re-election to the District  Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition. He defeated [[Julie Candler]] (D) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Moss won re-election to the District  seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition. He defeated [[Julie Candler]] (D) 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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===2008===
 
===2008===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008]]''
  
On November 04, 2008, Chuck Moss ran for District 40 of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], beating Julie Candler and Larry Ross. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08040000.html ''Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Chuck Moss ran for District 40 of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], beating Julie Candler and Larry Ross.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08040000.html ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "Election Results - General Election - November 04, 2008," accessed May 30, 2014]</ref>
  
 
Chuck Moss raised $16,809 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106799 ''Follow the Money's report on Moss' 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
 
Chuck Moss raised $16,809 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106799 ''Follow the Money's report on Moss' 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Moss received $36,678 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
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In 2010, Moss received $36,678 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
In 2008 Chuck Moss collected $16,809 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106799 2008 contributors to Chuck Moss]</ref>
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In 2008 Chuck Moss collected $16,809 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106799 2008 contributors to Chuck Moss]</ref>
  
 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:  
 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:  
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[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Moss%20%20&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
 
[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Moss%20%20&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
  
===Contact===
 
Rep. Chuck Moss<br>
 
S-889 House Office Building<br>
 
P.O. Box 30014<br>
 
Lansing, MI  48933<br>
 
(517) 373-8670<br>
 
chuckmoss@house.mi.gov<br>
 
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Chuck + Moss + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Chuck+Moss+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Chuck Moss News Feed}}
 
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Chuck Moss''' received a '''77%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Chuck Moss''' received a '''77%''' 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, Moss' 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>
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==Personal==
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Moss resides in Birmingham with his wife, Alice, and their two daughters.
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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 '''Chuck + Moss + 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=Chuck+Moss+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Chuck Moss News Feed}}
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://www.chuckmoss.com/ Chuck Moss' personal website]
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*[http://www.chuckmoss.com/ Official campaign website website]
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=40 Michigan Legislature - Representative Chuck Moss]  
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=65521 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=65521 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=65521 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=65521 Project Vote Smart biography]
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* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=10885 Profile from Michigan Votes]
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=10885 Michigan Votes - Chuck Moss]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106799 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=84422 2006]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106799 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=84422 2006]
  
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Latest revision as of 19:39, 11 August 2014

Chuck Moss
Chuck Moss.jpg
Michigan State Senate, District 13
Former candidate
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives District 40
2007 - 2013
Oakland County Board of Commissioners
2001-2006
Mayor, City of Birmingham
2001
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
J.D.University of Detroit School of Law, 1979
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Chuck Moss is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 13 of the Michigan State Senate. Moss previously served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 40 from 2007 to 2013.

Moss served on the Birmingham Traffic and Safety Board from 1993-1997 before being elected to the City Commission. In 2000 he was elected mayor. Later in 2000, Moss was elected to the Oakland County Commission. He served as the chair of the Finance Committee. He served on the Commission until 2006.

Biography

Moss earned his B.A. from Michigan State University's James Madison College and his J.D. from the University of Detroit Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, freelance writer for the Oakland Press and the Detroit News and hosting a number of shows on WXST, WJIM and was the co-host of "Back to Back" on WTVS.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Appropriations, Chair
  • Statutory Committee on Legislative Council
  • Subcommittee on Fiscal Oversight, Audit, and Litigation, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Supplementals, Chair

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Moss served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Moss' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Simple, fair and efficient is Chuck’s motto, and reducing the burden wherever possible. The key to holding down tax hikes is holding down spending. Chuck led the budgeting battle to keep a lid on government spending."

Budget Priorities

  • Excerpt: "No one has unlimited money, and Lansing is no exception. Everybody knows a new roof has to come before landscaping. Money has been tight in Michigan for years."

Welfare Reform

  • Excerpt: "We owe it to all Michiganders to be good stewards of their money. We certainly should not waste or give their money to those who aren’t truly in need. Chuck has stood up for the principle that our social service system serves only those truly in need, and not government bureaucracies or cheats."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Chuck Moss endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

  • Click below to see how this representative voted.
  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.

More voting record details

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate 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. Cyndi Peltonen defeated Ryan Fishman in the Democratic primary. Five candidates faced off in the Republican primary; Marty Knollenberg won, with Rocky Raczkowski finishing second.[3][4][5]

Michigan State Senate, District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCyndi Peltonen 54.9% 7,620
Ryan Fishman 45.1% 6,252
Total Votes 13,872
Michigan State Senate, District 13 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarty Knollenberg 36.2% 8,788
Rocky Raczkowski 35.9% 8,716
Chuck Moss 20.3% 4,929
Ethan Baker 6.4% 1,546
Al Gui 1.1% 276
Total Votes 24,255

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Moss won re-election to the District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Julie Candler (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 40 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Moss (R) 27,622
Julie Candler (D) 13,346

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Chuck Moss ran for District 40 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Julie Candler and Larry Ross.[8]

Chuck Moss raised $16,809 for his campaign.[9]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 40
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Moss (R) 31,312
Julie Candler (D) 19,751
Larry Ross (L) 1,278

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Moss received $36,678 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[10]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chuck Moss's campaign in 2010
Moss, Chuck$20,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,553
Michigan Association Of Realtors$800
Auto Dealers PAC$600
Michigan Association Of Health Plans$550
Total Raised in 2010 $36,678

2008

In 2008 Chuck Moss collected $16,809 in donations.[11]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,550
Friends of Chuck Moss $2,599
Gaffney Leadership Fund, Ed $2,000
Michigan Auto Dealers Association $1,300
Michigan Association of CPAs $1,150

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

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.[12]

January 2011 - March 2012

Chuck Moss received a 77% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[12]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Moss' endorsements included:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[13]

Personal

Moss resides in Birmingham with his wife, Alice, and their two daughters.

Recent news

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

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

Chuck Moss News Feed

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 40
2007 – 2013
Succeeded by
Michael D. McCready (R)