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Geiss is running for election to the District 22 Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition.  He will face [[Darrell McNeill]] in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Geiss is running for re-election to the District 22 Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition.  He will face [[Darrell McNeill]] in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
 
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Revision as of 14:16, 7 September 2010

Douglas Geiss
Douglas Geiss.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 22
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democrat
Profession Legislator
Website House Site

Democrat Douglas Geiss of Taylor is the current state representative for the 22nd District of the Michigan House of Representatives serving his first term.

Rep. Geiss earned a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's in business administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After receiving his engineering degree, Geiss went to work for the Ford Motor Company. He lives in Taylor with his wife, Erika, and their son, Michael.

Previous Offices Held

Prior to joining the Michigan House, Geiss served on the Taylor City Council from 2001 to 2008, most recently as Council Chairman.

Political Campaign History

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.


More Voting Record Details

Committee Assignments, 2009-2010

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Geiss is running for re-election to the District 22 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He will face Darrell McNeill in the general election on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 04, 2008, Douglas Geiss ran for District 22 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Darrell McNeill, Charley Johnson, and Dennis Schlemmer. [1]

Douglas Geiss raised $58,235 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 22
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Geiss (D) 25,676
Darrell McNeill (R) 6,780
Charley Johnson (NPA) 3,180
Dennis Schlemmer (L) 739

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Douglas Geiss collected $58,235 in donations. [3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Douglas Geiss $24,188
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
Operation Engineers Local 324 $1,500
MRCC PAC $1,150
Michigan Education Association $1,025

Campaign Contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Douglas Geiss
S0786 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0852
DouglasGeiss@house.mi.gov

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