|Michigan House of Representatives District 9|
|January 1. 2011-Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Eastern Michigan University|
|Master's||Eastern Michigan University|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
- 1 Issues
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Santana is a U.S. Navy veteran, and has served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and relief efforts in Bosnia, Somalia and Haiti. He has also worked as a transportation planner for an engineering firm.
Santana attended Henry Ford Community College. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, and later with a Master's degree in Public Administration in 2005.
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:
- 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."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Santana served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Michigan Competitiveness|
|• Military and Veterans Affairs, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Santana served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Santana served on these committees:
- Agriculture (Democratic Vice Chair)
- Energy and Technology
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Harvey Santana Incumbent||95.3%||32,063|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Harvey Santana Incumbent||65.7%||4,875|
|William Scott Phillips||17.1%||1,267|
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)|
|Harvey Santana (D)||14,017|
|Jasmine Ford (R)||896|
More voting record details
- List of all of Harvey Santana's roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Santana raised $41,724 in contributions. 
His five largest contributors were:
|Santana, Harvey Santana||$5,190|
|Declare Michigan Pac||$2,000|
|MDP Hispanic Latino Caucus Pac||$1,500|
|Michigan Auto Workers||$1,500|
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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Harvey Santana received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Santana and his wife Sylvia have one child.
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- Official Biography
- Voting Record on MichiganVotes.org
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Official Campaign Website
- Santana on Facebook
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Shanelle Jackson (D)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 9
| Succeeded by|
Gabriel Leland (D)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 10
| Succeeded by|
Phil Cavanagh (D)
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