David Agema

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David Agema
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Michigan House of Representatives District 74
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sCalvin College, 1971
Master'sCentral Michigan University, 1975
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1970-1996
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 11, 1949
Place of birthGrand Rapids, Michigan
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Agema is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 74 since January 1, 2007 and currently serving as State House Majority Caucus Leader.

Agema was born in 1949 and raised in a middle class family. He is the only one of four children to graduate from college. Agema graduated from Calvin College in 1971 with a BA in economics and from Central Michigan University in 1975 with an MBA in business management and supervision. Agema has been married for more than 35 years to his wife Barb. They have three children and seven grandchildren. While family is his first priority, in his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing and staying physically fit.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Agema has been appointed to these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Community Health
  • Subcommittee on Human Services, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Transportation, Chair

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

David Agema endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

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 House of Representatives elections, 2010

Agema won re-election to the District 74 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Leon Chase (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 74 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Agema (R) 28,846
Leon Chase (D) 6,908
R.J. Stevens (L) 773

2008

On November 04, 2008, David Agema ran for District 74 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Leon Chase and Tracey Mclaughlin. [2]

David Agema raised $50,395 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 74
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Agema (R) 36,207
Leon Chase (D) 13,421
Tracey Mclaughlin (L) 1,911

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Agema received $45,293 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Agema's campaign in 2010
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,303
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$1,550
Michigan Petroleum Association$1,200
UPS$1,000
Michigan Association Of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $45,293

2008

In 2008 David Agema collected $50,395 in donations. [5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,975
Michigan Farm Bureau $2,500
UPS $2,500
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $2,500
Gaffney Leadership Fund, Ed $2,000

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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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

David Agema received a 92% rating, the highest awarded, on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

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