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David Rutledge
David Rutledge.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 54
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sTennessee State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Office website
Campaign website
David Rutledge is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 54 since January 1, 2011.

Rutledge is the president of Alpha Environmental Services Inc.

Rutledge holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Tennessee State University.


Campaign themes

Rutledge's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"Every child in Michigan deserves access to a world-class education so that our young people can compete in today's global economy. David is committed to supporting our state's public education system, ensuring that public schools have access to adequate resources and that statewide policies empower districts to do what is best for their students. Education quality should be a top priority for state government."

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt:"Although the economy is finally turning around, there are families, businesses, and communities throughout our state that are still struggling. David understands the important role that government can play in helping to create a job-friendly environment. However, David believes that economic policy must be focused on creating jobs, not giving corporations more rights than individual citizens."

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Local Government, Vice-chair
Transportation and Infrastructure


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



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rutledge won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 54. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Bill Emmerich (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rutledge Incumbent 77.4% 29,949
     Republican Bill Emmerich 22.6% 8,722
Total Votes 38,671


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rutledge won election to the District 54 Seat in 2010. He defeated Dave Franklin, Edison Hulbert, William Riney, Lonnie Scott and Michael White in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Richard Deitering (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 54 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Rutledge (D) 18,146
Richard Deitering (R) 9,709
David Palmer (I) 1,363
Clifford McKinney (U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan) 451

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Rutledge raised $38,926 in contributions. [3]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Rutledge, David $5,663
Rutledge, David $3,000
County Road Association Of Michigan $2,000
AFSCME $1,500
Roy Pac $1,500

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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

David Rutledge received a 14% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]


Rutledge and his wife Geraldine have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alma Wheeler Smith (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 54
Succeeded by