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  |Name = Frank Foster
 
  |Name = Frank Foster
 
  |Profile picture = Frank Foster.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Frank Foster.jpg
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 107
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 107
  |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 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
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  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = November 4, 2014
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  |Next election =  
 
  |Prior office =  
 
  |Prior office =  
 
  |Prior office years =  
 
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  |Profession = Business Manager, Construction Company
 
  |Profession = Business Manager, Construction Company
 
  |Religion =  
 
  |Religion =  
  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=107
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  |Office website = http://repfoster.gophouse.com
  |Campaign website = http://www.fosterforhouse.com/
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  |Campaign website = http://votefrankfoster.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{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.
  
Foster is the business manager for his family's third generation construction company.
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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.
Foster graduated from Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business where he earned his B.B.A. in Finance.
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Foster's website highlights 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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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Foster served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Foster served on the following committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
{{Committee Assignments
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==Issues==
 
==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===
 
===Presidential preference===
{{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>
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{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20120426201933/http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/09/mitt-romney-announces-support-michigan-speaker-house-jase-bolger-and-additional-m ''Romney for President'', "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011] (Archived)</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI HD107 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
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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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>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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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 [[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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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc= ''Follow the Money'', "Foster, Frank." Retrieved June 13, 2013.]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc= ''Follow the Money'', "Foster, Frank," accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=146595
 
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==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.''
 
<rss>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</rss>
 
 
==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 25, 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 25, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Frank Foster''' received a '''69%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Frank Foster''' received a '''69%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Foster's endorsements included:
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*Right to Life of Michigan<ref>[https://secure.rtl.org/apps/elections/listing ''Right to Life of Michigan'', "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
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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 '''Frank + Foster + 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=Frank+Foster+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Frank Foster 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://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=107 House website]
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*[http://repfoster.gophouse.org Office website]
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*[http://votefrankfoster.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000145/frank-foster/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://vote-mi.org/Intro.aspx?State=MI&Id=MIFOSTERFRANK1 Profile from Vote-USA]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124473 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124473 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124473 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124473 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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Latest revision as of 14:48, 25 August 2014

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
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sGrand Valley State University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Manager, Construction Company
Websites
Office website
Campaign 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

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Jim Page was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Frank Foster was defeated by Lee Chatfield in the Republican primary.[3][4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 107 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLee Chatfield 54.1% 6,561
Frank Foster Incumbent 45.9% 5,570
Total Votes 12,131

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.[6]

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.[7][8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

January 2011 - March 2012

Frank Foster received a 69% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[10]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Foster's endorsements included:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[11]

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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See also

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