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==Personal==
 
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Darwin Booher
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Michigan State Senate, District 35
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2004 – 2010
Township Supervisor, Osceola Township
1978 - 2004
Education
High schoolEvart High School, 1961
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 19, 1942
Place of birthEvart, Michigan
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Darwin L. Booher (b. September 19, 1942) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He currently serves as State Senate Assistant Majority Whip.

Darwin served 28 years as Osceola Township supervisor and assessor, and was appointed by Gov. John Engler as a member of Freedom Force to Russia, sent to explore mutual opportunities between the United States and Russia.

Biography

Booher graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the Michigan Assessor's School. His professional experience includes working as a manager at Citizens Bank, vice president of Bank One, farmer and small business owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture, Vice-chair
Appropriations
Banking & Financial Institution, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Booher served on the following committees:

Issues

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • 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.

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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. Glenn Lottie was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Darwin Booher was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2]

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Booher won election to the 35th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Dakeisha Harwick and Libertarian Allitta Hren in the November 2 general election.[3]

Michigan State Senate, District 35 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Darwin Booher (R) 56,318
Roger Dunigan (D) 30,819
Allitta Hren (L) 2,521

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Booher ran for District 102 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Nate Heffron, Thomas Hren, and Steve Olen.[4]

Booher raised $44,240 for his campaign.[5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 102
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Darwin Booher (R) 26,212
Nate Heffron (D) 16,002
Thomas Hren (L) 1,236
Steve Olen (Write-In) 5

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Booher is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Booher raised a total of $391,161 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[6]

Darwin Booher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 35 Not up for election $72,203
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 35 Won $141,333
2008 Michigan State House, District 102 Won $44,240
2006 Michigan State House, District 102 Won $51,184
2004 Michigan State House, District 102 Won $82,201
Grand Total Raised $391,161

2012

Booher was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Booher raised a total of $72,203.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Darwin Booher's campaign in 2012
JP Morgan Chase & Co.$8,500
Michigan Credit Union League$7,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$5,000
Michigan Jobs Fund$4,552
Michigan Bankers Association$4,100
Total Raised in 2012$72,203
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Booher won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Booher raised a total of $141,333.

2008

Booher won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Booher raised a total of $44,240.

2006

Booher won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Booher raised a total of $51,184.

2004

Booher won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Booher raised a total of $82,201.

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

Darwin Booher received a 61% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Booher's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[8]

Personal

Booher and his wife, Jan, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 35
2011–present
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 102
2004–present
Succeeded by
Phillip Potvin