Jim Stamas

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Jim Stamas
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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. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He currently serves as Majority Floor Leader.

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

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

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

Stamas raised $186,879 for his campaign.[5]

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.[6]

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.

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.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Jim Stamas received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

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2009 – Present
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