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Greg MacMaster
Greg MacMaster.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 105
Incumbent
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Education
Associate'sCommunity Colleges of the Air Force
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Greg MacMaster is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 105 since January 1, 2011.

MacMaster is a broadcast Meteorologist for Northern Michigan radio and TV stations and a licensed pilot.

MacMaster received his meteorological technical degree in Atmospheric Science from the Community Colleges of the Air Force.

Issues

Campaign Themes

MacMaster's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Smarter/Efficient Government

  • Excerpt:"Because of the economic downturn, our governmentneeds to cut wherever it can to minimize the need to increase taxes. If the private sector has to make these hard decisions to survive, so does our government."

Creating and Keeping Jobs

  • Excerpt:"Find a way to keep businesses in Michigan by providing financial incentives to those who are considering moving to Michigan to conduct business. Businesses looking at Michigan as a location have far too many regulatory hoops to jump through. We cannot forget the small guy."

Clean Air Energy

  • Excerpt:"Michigan has vacant factories that could be retooled in which turbines could be fabricated, and could even become a leader in turbine manufacturing."

Energy

  • Excerpt:"I am in favor of responsible increased drilling (short-term) to take advantage of the vast reserves of oil that are available in our country."

Health Care

  • Excerpt:"We need:Insurance reform, Lobbyist reform, Tort reform, Medicaid reform, and market pharmaceutical drugs as generic to promote competition and drive the price down. We’ll need to consider privatizing medicine for it to worktoo."

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, MacMaster has been appointed to these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Corrections, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth
  • Subcommittee on Human Services, Vice Chair

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Greg MacMaster endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

MacMaster won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 105. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated William Wieske (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 105, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg MacMaster Incumbent 66.7% 30,725
     Democratic William Wieske 33.3% 15,312
Total Votes 46,037

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

MacMaster won election to the District 105 Seat in 2010. He defeated Barry Anderson, Tim Boyko, Triston Cole, Kenneth Glasser and Dennis Lennox in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Greg Dean (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 105 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Greg MacMaster (R) 25,907
Greg Dean (D) 10,702

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, MacMaster raised $33,565 in contributions. [4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $2,159
Macmaster, Gregory $1,300
Macmaster, Gregory $1,100
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce $1,000

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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

Greg MacMaster received an 80% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

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