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  name                = Frank Foster |
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  |Name = Frank Foster
  political position  = Michigan House of Representatives District 107 |
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 107
  assumed office      = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] |
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  |Status = Incumbent
  term ends          = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]] |
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|Tenure = January 1, 2011 - present
  political party    = [[Republican]] |
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}}{{tnr}}'''Frank Foster''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 107 since January 1, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Frank Foster''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 107.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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==Biography==
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Foster earned his B.B.A. in Finance from Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business.  His professional experience includes working as the business manager for his family'sconstruction company.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Foster served on the following committees:
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Commerce
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Health Policy
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|Committee3 = Michigan Competitiveness
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|Committee4 = Tax Policy
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Foster has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Foster served on the following committees:
* [[Banking and Financial Services Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Banking and Financial Services]]
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* [[Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation, Michigan House of Representatives|Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation]], Chair
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Tax Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Tax Policy]]
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|Chair2 = Chair
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|Committee3 = Tax Policy
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Foster's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.fosterforhouse.com/ "fosterforhouse," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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*Excerpt: "Lowered unemployment and increased available jobs"
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*Excerpt: "Eliminated obsolete and over-burdensome regulations"
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*Excerpt: "Eliminated the job-killing Michigan Business Tax"
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*Excerpt: "Expanded educational opportunities for K-12 students"
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*Excerpt: "Balanced by the budget by June 1st, two years in a row"
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/09/mitt-romney-announces-support-michigan-speaker-house-jase-bolger-and-additional-m ''Mitt Romney Campaign Website'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
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Foster won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 107. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Suzanne Shumway]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber = Michigan House of Representatives, District 107, General Election
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|winner1 = Frank Foster
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|candidate2 = Suzanne Shumway
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|votes1 = 25301
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===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Editdate=June 13, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc= ''Follow the Money'', "Foster, Frank." Retrieved June 13, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=146595
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 107]]
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|totalraised2010=116400
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 107]]
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In 2010, Foster raised $116,400 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Foster
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 146595
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|org1 = Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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|org2 = Michigan Credit Union League
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|org3 = Michigan Petroleum Association
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|org4 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org5 = Michigan Bankers Association
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 4500
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|orgamount3 = 4425
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|orgamount4 = 4349
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|orgamount5 = 3000
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|}}
  
His four largest contributors were:
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 116400
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|org1 = Michigan Farm Bureau
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|org2 = Republican Victory Committee
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|org3 = Wayne Schmidt Leadership Fund
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|org4 = Michigan Association Of Realtors
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|org5 = Stamas Leadership PAC
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 4000
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|orgamount3 = 3000
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|orgamount4 = 3000
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|orgamount5 = 1600
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|}}
  
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==Scorecards==
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
| Michigan Farm Bureau
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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 25, 2012]</ref>
| Align="Right" | $5,000
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
| Republican Victory Cmte
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'''Frank Foster''' received a '''69%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
| Align="Right" | $4,000
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==Recent news==
| Michigan Association Of Realtors
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Frank + Foster + Michigan + Legislature'''
| Align="Right" | $3,000
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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=Frank+Foster+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Frank Foster News Feed}}
| Wayne Schmidt Leadership Fund
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| Align="Right" | $3,000
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==External links==
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{{submit a leg link}}
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*[http://repfoster.gophouse.org Office website]
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20111112153048/http://www.fosterforhouse.com/ November 11, 2011 snapshot of Foster's campaign website]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124473 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124473 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126040 2010]
  
 
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Revision as of 14:38, 29 August 2013

Frank Foster
Frank Foster.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 107
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sGrand Valley State University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Manager, Construction Company
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Frank Foster is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 107. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Foster earned his B.B.A. in Finance from Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business. His professional experience includes working as the business manager for his family'sconstruction company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce, Chair
Health Policy
Michigan Competitiveness
Tax Policy

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Foster's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "Lowered unemployment and increased available jobs"
  • Excerpt: "Eliminated obsolete and over-burdensome regulations"
  • Excerpt: "Eliminated the job-killing Michigan Business Tax"
  • Excerpt: "Expanded educational opportunities for K-12 students"
  • Excerpt: "Balanced by the budget by June 1st, two years in a row"

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Frank Foster endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Foster won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 107. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Suzanne Shumway (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 107, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Foster Incumbent 58% 25,301
     Democratic Suzanne Shumway 42% 18,301
Total Votes 43,602

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Foster won election to the District 107 Seat in 2010. He defeated Mike Patrick in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Richard Timmer (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 107 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Foster (R) 19,337
Richard Timmer (D) 11,350

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Foster is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Foster raised a total of $262,995 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[4]

Frank Foster's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 107 Won $146,595
2010 Michigan State House, District 107 Won $116,400
Grand Total Raised $262,995

2012

Foster won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Foster raised a total of $146,595.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Frank Foster's campaign in 2012
Michigan Health & Hospital Association$5,000
Michigan Credit Union League$4,500
Michigan Petroleum Association$4,425
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$4,349
Michigan Bankers Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$146,595
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Foster won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Foster raised a total of $116,400.

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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Frank Foster received a 69% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Frank + Foster + Michigan + Legislature

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

Frank Foster News Feed

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary McDowell (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 107
2011 – Present
Succeeded by
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