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Revision as of 14:25, 20 March 2013

Joe Hune
Joe Hune.jpg
Michigan State Senate District 22
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2002 – 2008
Date of birthMay 29, 1980
Office website
Campaign website
Joe Hune (b. May 29, 1980) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 22 since January 1, 2011. Prior to joining the Michigan Senate, Hune served in the Michigan House representing District 47 for six years. In 2002, he became the youngest serving member of the Michigan Legislature.

Before his time in the legislature, Hune owned and operated an agribusiness in Fowlerville, MI. Today, joe still raises livestock and exotic animals on the family farm. He has previously worked as a journal clerk and Page at the Capitol, a real estate agent, and a livestock judge.

Hune graduated from Cleary University with a B.S. in Financial Planning. He also attended Michigan State University for a time, and graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1998.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hune served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture, Chair
Health Policy
Insurance, Chair
Redistricting, Chair
Regulatory Reform


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hune served on these committees:



See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Hune won election to the 22nd District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Chuck Fellows and Libertarian Todd Richardson in the November 2 general election.[1]

Michigan State Senate, District 22 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Hune (R) 65,170
Chuck Fellows (D) 29,325
Todd Richardson (R) 3,201

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hune raised $297,447 in contributions. [2]

His six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Joe Hune For House Of Representatives $87,487
Hune, Joe $43,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan $10,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $10,000
Ed Gaffney Leadership Fund $10,000
Fund For Republican Majority $10,000

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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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Joe Hune received a 75% rating, the highest score awarded in the Senate, on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]


Joe lives in Hamburg Township with his wife Marcia.

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