Harvey Santana

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Harvey Santana
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 9
Incumbent
In office
January 1. 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Michigan University
Master'sEastern Michigan University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Harvey Santana is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Santana attended Henry Ford Community College and earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and his M.P.A. from Eastern Michigan University in 1999 and 2005, respectively. His professional experience includes working as a transportation planner for an engineering firm. Santana served in the U.S. Navy, having participated in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and relief efforts in Bosnia, Somalia and Haiti.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

A questionnaire distributed by the League of Women Voters asked the candidates to provide information about their legislative priorities and proposed actions regarding those priorities. Santana gave the following response:[1]

  • Decrease the corrections budget while increasing the public education budget
  • Expanding the current HYTA law up to age 26 and expand public work programs to provide an alternative to expensive incarceration.

"I have introduced bill 5214 to this effect."

  • Amend the Michigan Constitution allowing for a graduated State income tax along the lines of the one Ohio has

"I will introduce a bill to this effect."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Michigan Competitiveness
Military and Veterans Affairs, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Santana served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Santana won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 9. He defeated Hussein Berry and William Scott Phillips in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Rene Simpson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Santana Incumbent 95.3% 32,063
     Republican Rene Simpson 4.7% 1,567
Total Votes 33,630
Michigan House of Representatives, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Santana Incumbent 65.7% 4,875
Hussein Berry 17.2% 1,275
William Scott Phillips 17.1% 1,267
Total Votes 7,417

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Santana won election to the District 10 Seat in 2010. He defeated Mia Griller, Khalid Irvin, Quentin Mallory, Stacy Pugh, David Stephen, Angela Stotts-McClary, Sean Thomas and Angy Webb in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Jasmine Ford (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 10 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harvey Santana (D) 14,017
Jasmine Ford (R) 896

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Santana is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Santana raised a total of $89,211 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[3]

Harvey Santana's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 9 Won $47,487
2010 Michigan State House, District 10 Won $41,724
Grand Total Raised $89,211

2012

Santana won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Santana raised a total of $47,487.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harvey Santana's campaign in 2012
FICANO PAC$2,500
Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters$2,000
Auto Workers$2,000
DTE Energy$1,800
Michigan Education Association$1,650
Total Raised in 2012$47,487
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Santana won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Santana raised a total of $41,724.

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.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

Harvey Santana received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]

Personal

Santana and his wife, Sylvia, have one child.

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External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Shanelle Jackson (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 9
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Gabriel Leland (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 10
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Phil Cavanagh (D)