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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 98
 
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 98
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = 2009-Present
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  |Tenure = 2009 - Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Leadership = Majority Floor Leader, Michigan State House of Representatives
 
  |Leadership = Majority Floor Leader, Michigan State House of Representatives
  |Years leadership = 2011-present
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  |Years leadership = 2011 - present
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
  |Leadership 2 =  
 
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  |Leadership 5 =  
 
  |Leadership 5 =  
 
  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Years leadership 5 =  
  |Base salary = $71,865/year  
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  |Base salary = $71,685/year  
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 2008
 
  |First elected = 2008
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office =  
 
  |Prior office =  
 
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  |Campaign website =  
 
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  |Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jim Stamas''' is the [[Republican Party|Republican]] [[State House Majority Floor Leader|Majority Floor Leader]] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 98 since January 1, 2009.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jim Stamas''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 98 since January 1, 2009.  He currently serves as [[State House Majority Floor Leader|Majority Floor Leader]].
  
 
Rep. Stamas holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northwood University and an associate's degree in business management from Delta College. Jim and wife, Marsha, have been married for nearly 24 years, and have a daughter and a son.
 
Rep. Stamas holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northwood University and an associate's degree in business management from Delta College. Jim and wife, Marsha, have been married for nearly 24 years, and have a daughter and a son.
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Stamas is a former two-term [[Sunshinereview:Midland County, Michigan|Midland County]] commissioner. He was a Midland Township trustee from 1997-2004.
 
Stamas is a former two-term [[Sunshinereview:Midland County, Michigan|Midland County]] commissioner. He was a Midland Township trustee from 1997-2004.
 
==Political campaign history==
 
  
 
==Voting record==
 
==Voting record==
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars], Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
 
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars], Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
 
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations], Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
 
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations], Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
 
  
 
===More voting record details===
 
===More voting record details===
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stamas 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 = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Military and Veterans Affairs
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 =
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stamas has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stamas served on these committees:
* [[Government Operations Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Government Operations]], Chair
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* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* Statutory Committee on Legislative Council, Vice Chair
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* Statutory Committee on Michigan Capitol, Vice Chair
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Government Operations  
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Regulatory Reform  
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stamas served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stamas served on these committees:
* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform]]
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* [[Tax Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Tax Policy]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources]] (Minority Vice Chair)
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|Collapse= Yes
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Regulatory Reform  
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|Committee2 = Tax Policy  
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|Committee3 = Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources  
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|Chair3 = Vice-chair
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2010, Stamas received $86,294 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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|Name=Stamas
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|Full name=Jim Stamas
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|Editdate=June 13, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9746 ''Follow the Money'', "Stamas, Jim." Retrieved June 13, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 98]]
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|totalraised2010=86294
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 98]]
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008|Michigan State House, District 98]]
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===2012===
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|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $86,294
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|total raised = 193313
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|org1 = One Tough Nerd PAC
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|org2 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org3 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Credit Union League
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|org5 = DTE Energy
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 4950
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|orgamount5 = 3000
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===2010===
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|org1 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
 
|org2 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
 
|org2 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org4 = CMS Energy
 
|org4 = CMS Energy
 
|org5 = Michigan State Police Troopers Association
 
|org5 = Michigan State Police Troopers Association
|orgdonor1 = $4,900
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|orgamount1 = 4900
|orgdonor2 = $2,550
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|orgamount2 = 2550
|orgdonor3 = $2,500
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|orgamount3 = 2500
|orgdonor4 = $1,925
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|orgdonor5 = $1,750
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|orgamount5 = 1750
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
 
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|full Name = Jim Stamas
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
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|party = Republican
| Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee
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|total raised = 186879
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|org1 = Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee
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|org2 = Bishop Majority Leadership Fund
| Bishop Majority Leadership Fund  
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|org3 = Midland County Republican Committee
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|org4 = Michigan Restaurant Association
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|org5 = Michigan Farm Bureau
| Midland County Republican Committee
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|orgamount1 = 15000
| align="right" | $5,000
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
| Michigan Restaurant Association  
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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| Michigan Farm Bureau
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==Campaign contributions==
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Revision as of 07:33, 13 June 2013

Jim Stamas
Jim Stamas.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 98
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Floor Leader, Michigan State House of Representatives
2011 - present
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwood University
Associate'sDelta College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Service branchMichigan National Guard
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jim Stamas is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 98 since January 1, 2009. He currently serves as Majority Floor Leader.

Rep. Stamas holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northwood University and an associate's degree in business management from Delta College. Jim and wife, Marsha, have been married for nearly 24 years, and have a daughter and a son.

Stamas served in both the U.S. Army and the Michigan National Guard.

Previous offices held

Stamas is a former two-term Midland County commissioner. He was a Midland Township trustee from 1997-2004.

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.

More voting record details

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Military and Veterans Affairs, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stamas served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stamas won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 98. He defeated Jimmy Mosca in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Joan Brausch (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 98, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Stamas Incumbent 58.9% 25,003
     Democratic Joan Brausch 41.1% 17,453
Total Votes 42,456


Michigan House of Representatives, District 98 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Stamas Incumbent 77.8% 7,652
Jimmy Mosca 22.2% 2,185
Total Votes 9,837

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stamas won re-election to the District 98 Seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 3 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 98 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Stamas (R) 22,119
J. Longtain (L) 3,619

2008

On November 04, 2008, Jim Stamas ran for District 98 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Garnet Lewis and Scott Wells. [2]

Jim Stamas raised $186,879 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 98
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Stamas (R) 25,980
Garnet Lewis (D) 18,781
Scott Wells (Write-In) 2

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stamas is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Stamas raised a total of $466,486 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[4]

Jim Stamas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 98 Won $193,313
2010 Michigan State House, District 98 Won $86,294
2008 Michigan State House, District 98 Won $186,879
Grand Total Raised $466,486

2012

Stamas won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stamas raised a total of $193,313.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Stamas's campaign in 2012
One Tough Nerd PAC$5,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$5,000
Michigan Credit Union League$4,950
DTE Energy$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$193,313
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stamas won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Stamas raised a total of $86,294.

2008

Stamas won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Stamas raised a total of $186,879.

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Jim Stamas
S-1287 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-1791
JimStamas@house.mi.gov

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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

Jim Stamas received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

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