|Michigan House of Representatives District 98|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
January 1, 2013
- 1 Previous offices held
- 2 Political campaign history
- 3 Voting record
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Campaign contributions
- 8 External links
- 9 References
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.
Political campaign history
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
- List of all of Jim Stamas’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).
- List of Jim Stamas’s 0 missed roll-call votes
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stamas has been appointed to these committees:
- Government Operations, Chair
- Regulatory Reform
- Statutory Committee on Legislative Council, Vice Chair
- Statutory Committee on Michigan Capitol, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stamas served on these committees:
- Regulatory Reform
- Tax Policy
- Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources (Minority Vice Chair)
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)|
|Jim Stamas (R)||22,119|
|J. Longtain (L)||3,619|
Jim Stamas raised $186,879 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 98|
|Jim Stamas (R)||25,980|
|Garnet Lewis (D)||18,781|
|Scott Wells (Write-In)||2|
In 2008 Jim Stamas collected $186,879 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee||$15,000|
|Bishop Majority Leadership Fund||$5,000|
|Midland County Republican Committee||$5,000|
|Michigan Restaurant Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Jim Stamas
S-1287 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Jim Stamas
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Jim Stamas
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Jim Stamas on Facebook
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