Joan Brausch

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Joan Brausch
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 98
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Joan Brausch was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 98 of the Michigan House of Representatives.


Campaign Themes

Brausch's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"We need public education in this country. I am deeply concerned about the future of our kids' education."

Small Business Help

  • Excerpt:"Small businesses need help to succeed because they are the job creation engines for our small towns. Our current state government has done a great job helping large corporations but small businesses with 2, 10 and 25 employees are what keep our small towns alive and lively."

Funding Infrastructure and the Gas Tax

  • Excerpt:"I support raising the gas tax – say a penny a year. That way, both residents and tourists help bear the cost of paying for road repairs."

Gay Rights

  • Excerpt:"It is a human right to love and be loved. Having friends who are gay and lesbian, I know that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are people who love and want to be loved, who want to live ordinary, productive lives just like everyone else."

Gun Rights

  • Excerpt:"People who hunt should be able to have the necessary weapons they need for hunting. However, I would hope that, for the safety of all citizens, that we make sure that everyone using a gun has been trained to use that gun and has a permit to use that weapon."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brausch ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 98. She ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Jim Stamas (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2]

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

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