Jim Stamas

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Jim Stamas
Michigan House of Representatives District 98
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
Current term ends
January 1, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession Businessman
Website House Site
Jim Stamas is the Republican Majority Floor Leader of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 98 since January 1, 2009.

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

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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Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stamas has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

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 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. [1]

Jim Stamas raised $186,879 for his campaign.[2]

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

2008

In 2008 Jim Stamas collected $186,879 in donations. [3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
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

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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2009–present
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