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  |Profile picture = Jim Stamas.jpg‎
 
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 98
 
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 98
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Former member | votespotter=yes
  |Tenure = 2009 - present
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  |Tenure = 2009 - 2015
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 4, 2014|December 31, 2016]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
  |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 - 2014
 
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  |Base salary = $71,685/year
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  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |First elected = 2008
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  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = November 4, 2014
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  |Profession = Business Owner
 
  |Profession = Business Owner
 
  |Religion = Christian
 
  |Religion = Christian
  |Office website = http://repstamas.gophouse.org
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jim Stamas''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 98. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008He currently serves as [[State House Majority Floor Leader|Majority Floor Leader]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jim Stamas''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing [[Michigan State Senate District 36|District 36]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014Beginning in the 2015 session, Stamas serves as [[State Senate Assistant Majority Floor Leader|Assistant Majority Floor Leader]].
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Stamas is a former [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 98 from 2009 to 2014.  He served as [[State House Majority Floor Leader|Majority Floor Leader]] for the final four years of his tenure.
  
 
Stamas served two terms on the Midland County commission.  He also served as a Midland Township trustee from 1997 to 2004.
 
Stamas served two terms on the Midland County commission.  He also served as a Midland Township trustee from 1997 to 2004.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Stamas served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|year = 2015
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations
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|Committee2 = Economic Development
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|Committee3 = Health Policy
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|Committee4 = Michigan Competitiveness
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|Chair4 = Vice Chair
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|Committee5 = Natural Resources
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stamas served on the following committees:
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stamas served on the following committees:
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|Committee2 = Tax Policy  
 
|Committee2 = Tax Policy  
 
|Committee3 = Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources  
 
|Committee3 = Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources  
|Chair3 = Vice-chair
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|Chair3 = Vice chair
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Stamas won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<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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Stamas won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<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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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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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 [[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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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008]]''
  
On November 4, 2008, Stamas ran for District 98 of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], beating Garnet Lewis and Scott Wells. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08098000.html ''Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Stamas ran for District 98 of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], beating Garnet Lewis and Scott Wells.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08098000.html ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "Election Results - General Election - November 04, 2008," accessed May 30, 2014]</ref>
  
Stamas raised $186,879 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106896 ''Follow the Money's report on Stamas' 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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Stamas raised $186,879 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106896 ''Follow the Money'', "Stamas, Jim," accessed May 30, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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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====
 
'''Jim Stamas''' received a '''71%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Jim Stamas''' received a '''71%''' 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, Stamas' endorsements included the following:
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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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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan State Senate]]
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*[[Michigan State Senate#Standing committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://repstamas.gophouse.org Office website]  
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000136/jim-stamas/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105707 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105707 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=105707 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=105707 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=16782 Michigan Votes - Jim Stamas]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=16782 Michigan Votes - Jim Stamas]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106896 2008]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106896 2008]
*[http://www.facebook.com/jimstamas4staterep Campaign Facebook page]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:53, 8 April 2015

Jim Stamas
Jim Stamas.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 98
Former member
In office
2009 - 2015
Term ends
December 31, 2016
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Floor Leader, Michigan State House of Representatives
2011 - 2014
Elections and appointments
Term limits3 terms
Education
Associate'sDelta College
Bachelor'sNorthwood University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Service branchMichigan National Guard
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionChristian
CandidateVerification
Jim Stamas is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014. Beginning in the 2015 session, Stamas serves as Assistant Majority Floor Leader.

Stamas is a former Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 98 from 2009 to 2014. He served as Majority Floor Leader for the final four years of his tenure.

Stamas served two terms on the Midland County commission. He also served as a Midland Township trustee from 1997 to 2004.

Biography

Stamas earned his associate's degree in Business Management from Delta College and his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Northwood University. Stamas served in the U.S. Army and the Michigan National Guard.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Stamas served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations
Economic Development
Health Policy
Michigan Competitiveness, Vice Chair
Natural Resources

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 the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

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.

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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. Joe Lukasiewicz was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jim Stamas was unopposed in the Republican primary. Stamas defeated Lukasiewicz in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Michigan State Senate, District 36 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Stamas 61.3% 51,849
     Democratic Joe Lukasiewicz 38.7% 32,788
Total Votes 84,637

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.[5][6]

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

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.[7][8]

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

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Stamas ran for District 98 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Garnet Lewis and Scott Wells.[9]

Stamas raised $186,879 for his campaign.[10]

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.[11]

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.

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.

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.[12]

January 2011 - March 2012

Jim Stamas received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[12]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Stamas' endorsements included the following:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Moolenaar (R)
Michigan State Senate District 36
2015 - present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 98
2009 – 2015
Succeeded by
Gary Glenn (R)