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  |Name = David Rutledge
 
  |Name = David Rutledge
 
  |Profile picture = David Rutledge.jpg
 
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 54
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 54
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
  |Tenure = January 1. 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - present
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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  |Leadership = Minority Floor Leader, Michigan House of Representatives
  |Years leadership =  
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  |Years leadership = May 2013 - present
 
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  |Campaign website = http://www.rutledgenow.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.rutledgenow.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''David Rutledge''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 54 since January 1, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''David Rutledge''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 54.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.  Rutledge was elected to the position of [[State House Minority Floor Leader]] in May 2013, after [[Rudy Hobbs]] (D) stepped down.<ref>[http://www.annarbor.com/news/rutledge-taking-over-democratic-floor-leader-position-in-michigan-house/ ''The Ann Arbor News'', "Rutledge taking over Democratic floor leader position in Michigan House," May 23, 2013. Accessed February 7, 2014]</ref>
  
Rutledge is the president of Alpha Environmental Services Inc.
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==Biography==
 
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Rutledge earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Tennessee State University. His professional experience includes working as the president of Alpha Environmental Services, Inc.
Rutledge holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Tennessee State University.
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Rutledge's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.rutledgenow.com/ "rutledgenow," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''Education'''
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*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."
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'''Jobs and the Economy'''
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*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."
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==Committee assignments==
 
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rutledge served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rutledge served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Rutledge's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.rutledgenow.com/ "rutledgenow," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''Education'''
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*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."
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'''Jobs and the Economy'''
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*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."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Rutledge won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012]</ref>
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Rutledge won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'', "2012 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed June 5, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10PRI/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''David + Rutledge + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
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==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>
 
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 Rutledge''' received a '''14%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''David Rutledge''' received a '''14%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Rutledge and his wife Geraldine have two children.
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Rutledge and his wife, Geraldine, have two children.
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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 + Rutledge + Michigan + Legislature'''
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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+Rutledge+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=David Rutledge News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://054.housedems.com/ House website]
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*[http://054.housedems.com/ Office website]
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*[http://rutledgenow.com Official campaign website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000092/david-rutledge/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=19875 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=19875 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=19875 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=19875 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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David Rutledge
David Rutledge.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 54
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Floor Leader, Michigan House of Representatives
May 2013 - present
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sTennessee State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Rutledge is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 54. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Rutledge was elected to the position of State House Minority Floor Leader in May 2013, after Rudy Hobbs (D) stepped down.[1]

Biography

Rutledge earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Tennessee State University. His professional experience includes working as the president of Alpha Environmental Services, Inc.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Rutledge's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Education

  • 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."

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent David Rutledge is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Ed Moore faces John Nazars in the Republican primary.[3]

2012

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.[4]

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

2010

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.[5][6]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Rutledge is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Rutledge raised a total of $97,177 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[7]

David Rutludge's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 54 Won $35,920
2010 Michigan State House, District 54 Won $38,926
2004 Michigan State House, District 54 Defeated $13,500
1998 Michigan State House, District 54 Defeated $8,831
Grand Total Raised $97,177

2012

Rutledge won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rutledge raised a total of $35,920.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Rutledge's campaign in 2012
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$5,000
Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters$2,000
DTE Energy$2,000
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees$1,850
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$35,920
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Rutledge won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Rutledge raised a total of $38,926.

2004

Rutledge lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Rutledge raised a total of $13,500.

1998

Rutledge lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Rutledge raised a total of $8,831.

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.[8]

January 2011 - March 2012

David Rutledge received a 14% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[8]

Personal

Rutledge and his wife, Geraldine, have two children.

Recent news

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

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

David Rutledge News Feed

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alma Wheeler Smith (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 54
2011–present
Succeeded by
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