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name                = Howard Walker |
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|Name =Howard Walker
political position  = Michigan State Senate District 37 |
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|Profile picture =Howard Walker.jpg
incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = Michigan State Senate District 37
assumed office      = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] |
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|Status = Incumbent
term ends           = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]] |
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|Tenure =[[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] - present
political party     = [[Republican]]|
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]]
profession          = |
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|Assumed office = 2011
  website             = [http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/Walker.asp?District=37 Senate site]
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|Political party = Republican
}}{{tnr}}'''Howard Walker''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing the 37th District since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Walker served three 2-year terms representing District 104 in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]]. He served his final term in the House in 2008.  
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|Base salary = $71,685/year
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|Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
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|First elected =[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Term limits = [[State legislatures with term limits|2 terms (8 years)]]
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|Next election = [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Prior office =[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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|Prior office years =2002 – 2008
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|Prior office 2 =Traverse City School Board
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|Prior office 2 years =1996 – 1998
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|Birthday =December 12, 1954
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|Office website =http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/Walker.asp?District=37
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|Campaign website =http://www.howardwalker37.com/
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{{tnr}}'''Howard Walker''' (b. December 12, 1954) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing the 37th District since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Walker served three 2-year terms representing District 104 in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]]. He served his final term in the House in 2008.  
  
 
Before his election to the legislature, Howard owned a land surveying business, and enjoyed a career in the oil and gas industries.  
 
Before his election to the legislature, Howard owned a land surveying business, and enjoyed a career in the oil and gas industries.  
  
 
Walker graduated from Michigan Technological University with a degree in Forestry.
 
Walker graduated from Michigan Technological University with a degree in Forestry.
 
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Walker served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations
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|Committee2 = Energy and Technology
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Walker has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Walker served on these committees:
* [[Appropriation Committee, Michigan State Senate|Appropriations]]
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* [[Energy and Technology Committee, Michigan State Senate|Energy and Technology]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* Subcommittee on Higher Education, Vice Chair
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* Subcommittee on K-12, School Aid, Education
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|State = Michigan
* Subcommittee on the Department of Corrections, Vice Chair
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|year = 2011
* Subcommittee on the Department of Environmental Quality, Vice Chair
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|Chamber = State Senate
* Subcommittee on the Department of Natural Resources, Vice Chair
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|Committee1 = Appropriation
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|Committee2 = Energy and Technology  
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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| align="right" | 34,122  
 
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Walker
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|Full name=Howard Walker
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|year=2002
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=5562 ''Follow the Money'', "Walker, Howard." Retrieved June 1, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=84969
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|result2012=N/A
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|office2012=Michigan State Senate, District 37
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|totalraised2010=223872
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|Michigan State Senate, District 37]]
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|totalraised2006=60720
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2006|Michigan State House, District 104]]
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|totalraised2004=68814
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|result2004=Won
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|office2004=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2004|Michigan State House, District 104]]
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|totalraised2002=150454
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|result2002=Won
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|office2002=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2002|Michigan State House, District 104]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Walker
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|full Name = Howard Walker
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134991
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|office= Michigan State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 84969
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|org1 = Majority Action Fund
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|org2 = DTE Energy
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|org3 = Michigan Petroleum Association
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|org4 = Michigan Jobs Fund
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|org5 = CMS Energy
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|orgamount1 = 9247
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|orgamount2 = 5750
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 4552
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|orgamount5 = 3500
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Walker
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|full Name = Howard Walker
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126131
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|office= Michigan State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 223872
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|org1 = Walker, Howard
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|org2 = Michigan Chamber Of Commerce
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|org3 = Kahn Leadership Fund
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|org4 = Fund For A Republican Majority
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|org5 = Allen Majority Fund
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|orgamount1 = 58020
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|orgamount2 = 6000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 4000
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|orgamount5 = 2500
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|}}
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Walker
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|full Name = Howard Walker
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90480
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 60720
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|org1 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org2 = Huntington National Bank
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|org3 = Michigan Oil & Gas Association
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|org4 = Michigan Association Of Realtors
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|org5 = Michigan Association Of CPAs
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|orgamount1 = 2500
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|orgamount2 = 2000
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|orgamount3 = 1100
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = Walker
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|full Name = Howard Walker
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68750
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 68814
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|org1 = Walker, Howard
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|org2 = Cox 5200 Club
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|org3 = DTE Energy
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|org4 = CMS Energy
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|org5 = Michigan Farm Bureau/AgriPac
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|orgamount1 = 7574
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|orgamount2 = 1500
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|orgamount3 = 1325
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|orgamount4 = 1125
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
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|name = Walker
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|full Name = Howard Walker
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2961
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 150454
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|org1 = Walker, Howard C.
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|org2 = Michigan Association Of Realtors
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|org3 = Michigan Bankers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Petroleum Jobbers
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|org5 = Brick, Nancy
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|orgamount1 = 83000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 700
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Howard + Walker + Michigan + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==Scorecards==
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
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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 22, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
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'''Howard Walker''' received a '''66%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Walker currently resides in Grand Traverse County with his wife Dianne, and daughter.  
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Walker currently resides in Grand Traverse County with his wife Dianne, and daughter.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.howardwalker37.com/ Howard Walker for State Senate 2010]
 
*[http://www.howardwalker37.com/ Howard Walker for State Senate 2010]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=38366 Project Vote Smart profile]
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*[http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/Walker.asp?District=37 Senate website]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Howard-Walker-for-State-Senate/179096398542 Facebook profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=38366 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=38366 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134991 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126131 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90480 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68750 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2961 2002]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 09:24, 11 June 2013

Howard Walker
Howard Walker.jpg
Michigan State Senate District 37
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2002 – 2008
Traverse City School Board
1996 – 1998
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan Technological University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 12, 1954
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Howard Walker (b. December 12, 1954) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing the 37th District since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Walker served three 2-year terms representing District 104 in the Michigan House of Representatives. He served his final term in the House in 2008.

Before his election to the legislature, Howard owned a land surveying business, and enjoyed a career in the oil and gas industries.

Walker graduated from Michigan Technological University with a degree in Forestry.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Energy and Technology

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Walker served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Walker won election to the 37th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Bob Carr in the November 2 general election.[1]

Michigan State Senate, District 37 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Howard Walker (R) 62,697
Bob Carr (D) 34,122

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Walker is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Walker raised a total of $588,829 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[2]

Howard Walker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 37 Not up for election $84,969
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 37 Won $223,872
2006 Michigan State House, District 104 Won $60,720
2004 Michigan State House, District 104 Won $68,814
2002 Michigan State House, District 104 Won $150,454
Grand Total Raised $588,829

2012

Walker was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Walker raised a total of $84,969.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Howard Walker's campaign in 2012
Majority Action Fund$9,247
DTE Energy$5,750
Michigan Petroleum Association$5,000
Michigan Jobs Fund$4,552
CMS Energy$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$84,969
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Walker won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Walker raised a total of $223,872.

2006

Walker won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Walker raised a total of $60,720.

2004

Walker won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Walker raised a total of $68,814.

2002

Walker won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Walker raised a total of $150,454.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Howard + Walker + Michigan + Senate

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

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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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Howard Walker received a 66% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]

Personal

Walker currently resides in Grand Traverse County with his wife Dianne, and daughter.

External links

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Michigan State Senate District 37
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