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|Name =David Robertson
 
|Name =David Robertson
 
|Profile picture =David Robertson.jpg
 
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|Position = Michigan State Senate District 26
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|Position = Michigan State Senate, District 14
|Status = Incumbent
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|Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
 
|Tenure =[[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] - present
 
|Tenure =[[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] - present
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]]
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 4, 2014|December 31, 2016]]
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
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|Last election = [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014#District 14|November 4, 2014]]
 
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|First elected =[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
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|Term limits = [[State legislatures with term limits|2 terms (8 years)]]
 
|Term limits = [[State legislatures with term limits|2 terms (8 years)]]
|Next election = [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Prior office =[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
 
|Prior office =[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
|Prior office years =1991 – 1992, 2002 2008
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|High school = Swartz Creek High School, 1978
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''David B. Robertson''' (b. June 24, 1960) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing [[Michigan State Senate District 14|District 14]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.  Beginning in the 2015 session, Robertson serves as [[State Senate Majority Caucus Leader|Majority Caucus Chair]].
{{tnr}}'''David Robertson''' (b. June 24, 1960) is a [[republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing the 26th District since January 1, 2011. Robertson was first elected to the [[Michigan State Legislature|Michigan legislature]] as a Representative in 1991, serving until 1992. He then returned to the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] in 2002 and served until 2008.
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Robertson attended the University of Michigan at Flint, graduating in 1982 with a degree in Political Science and History. David attended and graduated from Swartz Creek High in 1978.
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Robertson served in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] from 1991 to 1993, and from 2003 to 2009.
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==Biography==
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Robertson earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and History from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1982.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Robertson served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2015
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Elections and Government Reform
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|Committee2 = Finance
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|Chair2 = Vice Chair
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|Committee3 = Health Policy
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|Committee4 = Michigan Competitiveness
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|Committee5 = Natural Resources
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}}
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Robertson served on the following committees:
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Robertson served on the following committees:
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Robertson served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Robertson served on the following committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI SD14 2014}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010]]''
Robertson won election to the 26th District of the [[Michigan State Senate]] in 2010.  He defeated Democrat [[Paula Zelenko]] in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/10GENall.html Official Election Results from 2010 State Senate races]</ref>
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Robertson won election to the 26th District of the [[Michigan State Senate]] in 2010.  He defeated [[Paula Zelenko]] (D) in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/10GENall.html ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "Election Results - General Election - November 02, 2010," March 2, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=5559 ''Follow the Money'', "Robertson, David B." Retrieved May 31, 2013.</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=5559 ''Follow the Money'', "Robertson, David B," accessed May 31, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=109752
 
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==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''David + Robertson + Michigan + Senate'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=David+Robertson+Michigan+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=David Robertson News Feed</rss>
 
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes'', "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''David Robertson''' received a '''71%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''David Robertson''' received a '''71%''' 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, Robertson's endorsements included the following:
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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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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''David + Robertson + Michigan + Senate'''
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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=David+Robertson+Michigan+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=David Robertson News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan State Senate]]
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*[[Michigan State Senate#Standing Senate Committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/Robertson.asp?District=26 House website]
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*[http://www.senatordaverobertson.com/ Office website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=38344 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000026/david-b-robertson/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=38344 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=38344 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=38344 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134980 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126107 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=84434 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68679 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2929 2002]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134980 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126107 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=84434 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68679 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2929 2002]
*[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=95225996929 Facebook profile]
 
  
 
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David Robertson
David Robertson.jpg
Michigan State Senate, District 14
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
1991 – 1993, 2003 – 2009
Education
High schoolSwartz Creek High School, 1978
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan-Flint, 1982
Personal
Date of birthJune 24, 1960
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David B. Robertson (b. June 24, 1960) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Beginning in the 2015 session, Robertson serves as Majority Caucus Chair.

Robertson served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1991 to 1993, and from 2003 to 2009.

Biography

Robertson earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and History from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1982.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Robertson served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015
Elections and Government Reform
Finance, Vice Chair
Health Policy
Michigan Competitiveness
Natural Resources

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Finance
Health Policy, Vice-chair
Insurance
Local Government and Elections, Chair
Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Bobbie Walton defeated Tim Terpening in the Democratic primary. Incumbent David Robertson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Robertson defeated Walton in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Michigan State Senate, District 14 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Robertson Incumbent 57.6% 46,826
     Democratic Bobbie Walton 42.4% 34,502
Total Votes 81,328

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Robertson won election to the 26th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Paula Zelenko (D) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Michigan State Senate, District 26 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Robertson (R) 49,700
Paula Zelenko (D) 36,231
Mark Sanborn (I) 4,427

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Robertson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Robertson raised a total of $1,252,482 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[6]

David Robertson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $109,752
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 26 Won $704,900
2006 Michigan State House, District 51 Won $128,981
2004 Michigan State House, District 51 Won $179,558
2002 Michigan State House, District 51 Won $129,291
Grand Total Raised $1,252,482

2012

Robertson was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Robertson raised a total of $109,752.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Robertson's campaign in 2012
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$5,500
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$5,000
Michigan State Medical Society$3,250
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,847
Michigan Association Of CPAs$2,750
Total Raised in 2012$109,752
Source: Follow the Money

2010

Robertson won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Robertson raised a total of $704,900.

2006

Robertson won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Robertson raised a total of $128,981.

2004

Robertson won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Robertson raised a total of $179,558.

2002

Robertson won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Robertson raised a total of $129,291.

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

David Robertson received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Robertson's endorsements included the following:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[8]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term David + Robertson + Michigan + Senate

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

David Robertson News Feed

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vincent Gregory (D)
Michigan State Senate District 14
2015–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 26
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Tonya Schuitmaker (R)
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives
2003–2009
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives
1991-1993
Succeeded by
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