Dale Zorn

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Dale Zorn
Dale Zorn.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 56
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
ProfessionAutomotive Business
Office website
Dale Zorn is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 56 since January 1, 2011.

Zorn works for the family business, Zorn's Service Inc., opened by his father in 1953. He also served the Raisinville Township for 10 years, and for the past 20 years served as the Monroe County Commissioner.

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce, Vice-chair
Energy and Technology
Health Policy
Military and Veterans Affairs


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


Presidential preference


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

Dale Zorn endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Zorn won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 56. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Larry Crider (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDale Zorn Incumbent 57.6% 23,592
     Democratic Larry Crider 42.4% 17,338
Total Votes 40,930


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Zorn won election to the District 56 Seat in 2010. He defeated Bob Wentz in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Kate Ebli (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 56 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dale Zorn (R) 15,582
Kate Ebli (D) 13,945

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Zorn raised $40,330 in contributions. [3]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Farm Bureau $5,000
Zorn, Dale $2,871
Zorn, Dale $2,862
Monroe County Republican Exe $2,250

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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.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

Dale Zorn received a 68% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]


Zorn and his wife Cindy have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kate Ebli (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 56
Succeeded by