|Michigan House of Representatives District 54|
|January 1. 2011-Present|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Tennessee State University|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
Rutledge is the president of Alpha Environmental Services Inc.
Rutledge holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Tennessee State University.
Rutledge's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- 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."
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:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs|
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||David Rutledge Incumbent||77.4%||29,949|
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)|
|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 donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Rutledge raised $38,926 in contributions. 
His five largest contributors were:
|County Road Association Of Michigan||$2,000|
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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.
January 2011 - March 2012
David Rutledge received a 14% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Rutledge and his wife Geraldine have two children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
Alma Wheeler Smith (D)
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