Dave Hildenbrand

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Dave Hildenbrand
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Michigan State Senate, District 29
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, District 86
2004 – 2010
Education
High schoolLowell High School
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1996
Personal
BirthdayNovember 15, 1973
Place of birthGrand Rapids, Michigan
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dave Hildenbrand (b. November 15, 1973) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader.

Hildenbrand served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 86 from 2005 to 2011.

Biography

Hildenbrand, the valedictorian of his high school class, earned his B.S. in Public Resource Management from Michigan State University. His professional experience includes working as the Chief of Staff for State Senator Bill Hardiman, Deputy Chief of Staff for Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus, Agriculture Policy Advisor for Governor John Engler and District Representative in Kent County for then Senate Majority Leader Dick Posthumus.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Economic Development, Vice-chair
Government Operations, Vice-chair
Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Vice-chair
Redistricting

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hildenbrand 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

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Hildenbrand won election to the 29th District Senate seat on November 2, 2010. He defeated Democratic candidate David LaGrand and Republican candidate Bill Gelineau with 41,042 votes.

In the August 3 Republican primary, Hildenbrand defeated Judith Kapteyn and Lori Wiersma with 18,002 votes. Kapteyn received 1,069 votes and Wiersma received 10,150 votes.

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hildenbrand ran for District 86 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Melissa Casalina and Patricia Steinport. [1]

Hildenbrand raised $119,881 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 86
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Hildenbrand (R) 34,002
Melissa Casalina (D) 17,137
Patricia Steinport (L) 1,565

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hildenbrand is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Hildenbrand raised a total of $1,564,845 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[3]

Dave Hildenbrand's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 29 Not up for election $137,974
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 29 Won $1,104,692
2008 Michigan State House, District 86 Won $119,881
2006 Michigan State House, District 86 Won $106,956
2004 Michigan State House, District 86 Won $95,342
Grand Total Raised $1,564,845

2012

Hildenbrand was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hildenbrand raised a total of $137,974.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dave Hildenbrand's campaign in 2012
Hildenbrand Leadership Fund$5,000
DTE Energy$4,750
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$4,535
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$4,250
Michigan Association Of Health Plans$3,750
Total Raised in 2012$137,974
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hildenbrand won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hildenbrand raised a total of $1,104,692.

2008

Hildenbrand won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hildenbrand raised a total of $119,881.

2006

Hildenbrand won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hildenbrand raised a total of $106,956.

2004

Hildenbrand won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hildenbrand raised a total of $95,342.

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

Dave Hildenbrand received a 58% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]

Personal

Hildenbrand and his wife, Sarah, have one daughter.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Hardiman
Michigan State Senate District 29
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 86
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Lisa Lyons