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Frank Foster

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Frank Foster
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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$71,865/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
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Frank Foster is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 107 since January 1, 2011.

Foster is the business manager for his family's third generation construction company.

Foster graduated from Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business where he earned his B.B.A. in Finance.

Issues

Campaign Themes

Foster's website highlights 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"

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 these committees:

Issues

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Foster raised $116,400 in contributions. [4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Farm Bureau $5,000
Republican Victory Cmte $4,000
Michigan Association Of Realtors $3,000
Wayne Schmidt Leadership Fund $3,000

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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]

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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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