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  |Profile picture = Greg MacMaster.jpg
 
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 105
 
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 105
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Former member | votespotter=yes
  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - present
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  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - January 1, 2015
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
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  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
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  |Base salary = $71,685/year
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  |Base salary =  
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
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  |Per diem =  
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Appointed =  
 
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  |Appointed by =  
 
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  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |First elected =  
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = November 4, 2014
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  |Place of birth =  
 
  |Place of birth =  
  |Profession = Meterologist
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  |Profession = Meteorologist
 
  |Religion =  
 
  |Religion =  
  |Office website = http://repmacmaster.gophouse.org
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  |Campaign website = http://www.gregmacmaster.com/
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}}{{tnr}}'''Greg MacMaster''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 105. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Greg MacMaster''' is a former [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 105 from 2009 to 2015. MacMaster did not seek re-election in 2014.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
====2012====
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====2014====
MacMaster's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.gregmacmaster.com/ "gregmacmaster," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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MacMaster's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/templates/displayfiles/tmpl210.asp?SiteID=3715&PageID=67333&Trial=false ''gregmacmaster.com'', "Platform and Issues," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
  
'''Smarter/Efficient Government'''
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'''My Opposition to "Obamacare"'''
*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."
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*Excerpt: "We need to find a better way, and there’s nothing wrong with being flexible and changing one’s mind as new information is discovered."
'''Creating and Keeping Jobs'''
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''' Fixing Michigan's Roads'''
*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."
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*Excerpt: "Fixing our roads is a priority issue."
'''Clean Air Energy'''
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'''The Detroit "Bailout"'''
*Excerpt: "Michigan has vacant factories that could be retooled in which turbines could be fabricated, and could even become a leader in turbine manufacturing."
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*Excerpt: "While I support many of the proposed reforms, I will vote "No" on the $194.8 million to bail out Detroit's pension funds. There are a number of reasons why I do not believe this to be the best solution for Detroit."
'''Energy'''
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*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."
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'''Health Care'''
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*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 work too."
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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>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI SD37 2014}}
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
MacMaster won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<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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MacMaster won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12PRI/12PRIall.html ''Michigan Department of State,'' "Election Results - Primary Election - August 07, 2012," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12GEN/12GENall.html ''Michigan Department of State'', "Election Results - General Election - November 06, 2012," accessed November 29, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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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 [[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=144183 ''Follow the Money'', "MacMaster, Greg." Retrieved June 13, 2013.]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=144183 ''Follow the Money'', "MacMaster, Greg," accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=37822
 
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==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>
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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>
  
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Greg MacMaster''' received an '''80%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Greg MacMaster''' received an '''80%''' 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, MacMaster's endorsements include:
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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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===Presidential preference===
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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>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Greg + MacMaster + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
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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://repmacmaster.gophouse.org Office website]
 
*[http://repmacmaster.gophouse.org Office website]
*[http://www.gregmacmaster.com/ Campaign website]
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*[http://www.gregmacmaster.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000143/greg-macmaster/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124471 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124471 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124471 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124471 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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Latest revision as of 19:56, 5 January 2015

Greg MacMaster
Greg MacMaster.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 105
Former member
In office
January 1, 2011 - January 1, 2015
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Term limits3 terms
Education
Associate'sCommunity Colleges of the Air Force
Personal
ProfessionMeteorologist
CandidateVerification
Greg MacMaster is a former Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 105 from 2009 to 2015. MacMaster did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

MacMaster earned his meteorological technical degree in Atmospheric Science from the Community Colleges of the Air Force. His professional experience includes working as a broadcast meteorologist.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

My Opposition to "Obamacare"

  • Excerpt: "We need to find a better way, and there’s nothing wrong with being flexible and changing one’s mind as new information is discovered."

Fixing Michigan's Roads

  • Excerpt: "Fixing our roads is a priority issue."

The Detroit "Bailout"

  • Excerpt: "While I support many of the proposed reforms, I will vote "No" on the $194.8 million to bail out Detroit's pension funds. There are a number of reasons why I do not believe this to be the best solution for Detroit."

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Phil Bellfy defeated Jimmy Schmidt in the Democratic primary. Wayne Schmidt defeated Greg MacMaster in the Republican primary. Schmidt defeated Bellfy in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan State Senate, District 37 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Schmidt 61.1% 54,981
     Democratic Phil Bellfy 38.9% 35,037
Total Votes 90,018

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.[6][7]

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.[8][9]

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

Comprehensive donor information for MacMaster is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, MacMaster raised a total of $71,387 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[10]

Greg MacMaster's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 105 Won $37,822
2010 Michigan State House, District 105 Won $33,565
Grand Total Raised $71,387

2012

MacMaster won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, MacMaster raised a total of $37,822.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Greg MacMaster's campaign in 2012
Northern Michigan Jobs Fund$2,500
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$2,500
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$1,900
MacMaster, Greg$1,800
Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates$1,350
Total Raised in 2012$37,822
Source:Follow the Money

2010

MacMaster won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, MacMaster raised a total of $33,565.

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.[11]

January 2011 - March 2012

Greg MacMaster received an 80% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[11]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, MacMaster's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[12]

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. [13]

Personal

MacMaster is a licensed pilot.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Greg + MacMaster + Michigan + Legislature

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

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin Elsenheimer (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 105
2011 – 2015
Succeeded by
Triston Cole (R)