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  |Name = Joel Johnson
 
  |Name = Joel Johnson
 
  |Profile picture = Joel Johnson.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Joel Johnson.jpg
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 97
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 97
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = January 1. 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Political party = Republican
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  |Leadership 5 =  
 
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  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
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  |Base salary = $71,865/year  
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  |Base salary = $71,685/year  
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election =  
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office =  
 
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  |Profession = Business Owner
 
  |Profession = Business Owner
 
  |Religion =  
 
  |Religion =  
  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=097
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  |Office website = http://repjohnson.gophouse.org/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.joeljohnson4rep.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.joeljohnson4rep.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Joel Johnson''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 97 since January 1, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joel Johnson''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 97.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Johnson is the owner and operator of a small local farm in Michigan. He is a former president of the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also been a manager of Johnson Elevator.
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==Biography==
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Johnson earned his degree in Agricultural Business Management from Michigan State University.  His professional experience includes working as the owner and operator of a small local farm in Michigan and as a manager of Johnson Elevator.
  
Johnson holds a degree in Agricultural Business Management from Michigan State University.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Commerce
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|Committee3 = Financial Services
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|Committee4 = Judiciary
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|Committee5 = Natural Resources
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}}
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Collapse= Yes
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Insurance
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|Committee3 = Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Campaign Themes===
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===Campaign themes===
Johnson's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.joeljohnson4rep.com/ "joeljohnson4rep," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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====2012====
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Johnson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.joeljohnson4rep.com/ "joeljohnson4rep," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
*Excerpt:"To protect and defend the constitution"
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*Excerpt: "To protect and defend the constitution"
*Excerpt:"To help protect and create jobs in Michigan "
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*Excerpt: "To help protect and create jobs in Michigan"
*Excerpt:"To make government accountable to the people "
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*Excerpt: "To make government accountable to the people"
*Excerpt:"To cut waste in government spending and reduce the tax burden "
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*Excerpt: "To cut waste in government spending and reduce the tax burden"
*Excerpt:"To create a friendly business climate in Michigan "
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*Excerpt: "To create a friendly business climate in Michigan"
 
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==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson has been appointed to these committees:
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* [[Agriculture Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Agriculture]]
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* [[Insurance Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Insurance]]
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* [[Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation]]
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Johnson
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|Full name=Joel Johnson
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|year=2010
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|Editdate=June 13, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=144161 ''Follow the Money'', "Johnson, Joel." Retrieved June 13, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=108444
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 97]]
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|totalraised2010=71333
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 97]]
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}}
  
In 2010, Johnson raised $71,333 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Johnson
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|full Name = Joel Johnson
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139374
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 108444
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|org1 = Michigan Milk Producers Association
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|org2 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org3 = Michigan Association Of Realtors
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|org4 = Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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|org5 = Michigan Farm Bureau
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|orgamount1 = 4000
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|orgamount2 = 4000
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|orgamount3 = 3250
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|orgamount4 = 3200
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|orgamount5 = 2800
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|}}
  
His five largest contributors were:
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===2010===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2010
{{legislative donor box}}
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|name = Johnson
|-
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|full Name = Joel Johnson
| Johnson, Joel
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126007
| Align="Right" | $7,254
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
|-
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|new = yes
| Michigan Farm Bureau
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|party = Republican
| Align="Right" | $5,000
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|total raised = 71333
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|org1 = Johnson, Joel
| Clare County Republicans
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|org2 = Michigan Farm Bureau
| Align="Right" | $1,500
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|org3 = Clare County Republicans
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|org4 = Michigan Insurance Coalition
| Amerisure Insurance Companies
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|org5 = Amerisure Insurance Companies
| Align="Right" | $1,500
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|orgamount1 = 7254
|-
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|orgamount2 = 5000
| Michigan Insurance Coalition
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|orgamount3 = 1500
| Align="Right" | $1,500
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|orgamount4 = 1500
|}
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|orgamount5 =1500
 
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|}}
==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Joel + Johnson + Michigan + Legislature'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012]</ref>
 
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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Joel Johnson''' received a '''83%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Joel Johnson''' received a '''83%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Johnson and his wife Dawn have four children.
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Johnson and his wife, Dawn, have four children. He is a former president of the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Joel + Johnson + Michigan + Legislature'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Joel+Johnson+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Joel Johnson News Feed}}
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=097 House website]
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*[http://repjohnson.gophouse.org/ Office website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124449 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124449 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124449 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124449 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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Revision as of 12:43, 29 August 2013

Joel Johnson
Joel Johnson.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 97
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joel Johnson is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 97. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Johnson earned his degree in Agricultural Business Management from Michigan State University. His professional experience includes working as the owner and operator of a small local farm in Michigan and as a manager of Johnson Elevator.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Commerce
Financial Services
Judiciary
Natural Resources

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Johnson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "To protect and defend the constitution"
  • Excerpt: "To help protect and create jobs in Michigan"
  • Excerpt: "To make government accountable to the people"
  • Excerpt: "To cut waste in government spending and reduce the tax burden"
  • Excerpt: "To create a friendly business climate in Michigan"

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johnson won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 97. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Chris Breznau (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Johnson Incumbent 61.8% 23,295
     Democratic Chris Breznau 38.2% 14,387
Total Votes 37,682

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johnson won election to the District 97 Seat in 2010. He defeated Kim Emmons, George Gilmore, Tom Kerrins and Roy Morrison in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Mark Lightfoot (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 97 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joel Johnson (R) 16,818
Mark Lightfoot (D) 10,657
Brandon Dickhausen (L) 1,392

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $179,777 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[3]

Joel Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 97 Won $108,444
2010 Michigan State House, District 97 Won $71,333
Grand Total Raised $179,777

2012

Johnson won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $108,444.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joel Johnson's campaign in 2012
Michigan Milk Producers Association$4,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$4,000
Michigan Association Of Realtors$3,250
Michigan Health & Hospital Association$3,200
Michigan Farm Bureau$2,800
Total Raised in 2012$108,444
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Johnson won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $71,333.

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.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

Joel Johnson received a 83% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]

Personal

Johnson and his wife, Dawn, have four children. He is a former president of the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Joel + Johnson + Michigan + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Joel Johnson News Feed

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2011 – Present
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