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John Moolenaar
John Moolenaar.jpg
Michigan State Senate District 36
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2002 – 2008
Education
Bachelor'sHope College
Master'sHarvard University
Personal
BirthdayMay 8, 1961
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Moolenaar (b. May 8, 1961) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing the 36th District since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Moolenaar served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 98 from 2002 to 2008. John has also served on the Midland City Council. Moolenaar was named Legislator of the Year in 2004 by the Michigan Townships Association and the Michigan Farm Bureau.

Before his election to the Legislature, John worked for Dow Chemical developing new product markets. He was later the director of the Small Business Center at Middle Michigan Development Corporation. John has also worked in the education sector, serving as school administrator for the Midland Academy of Advanced and Creative Studies, and teaching several classes at Saginaw Valley State University.

John graduated from Herbert Henry Dow High School and Hope College. He then went on to earn his Masters Degree in Public Administration at Harvard University.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Moolenaar won election to the 36th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Andy Neumann in the November 2 general election.[1]

Michigan State Senate, District 36 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Moolenaar (R) 56,634
Andy Neumann (D) 32,154

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Moolenaar raised $324,519 in contributions. [2]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Medical Society $6,479
Midland County Republican Cmte $6,000
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce $6,000
Michigan Bankers Association $5,100

Recent news

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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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

John Moolenaar received a 69% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]

Recall efforts

See also: John Moolenaar recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)

On September 7, 2011 the Midland County Election Commission approved recall language submitted against Moolenaar. The submission was the third attempt by Hay Township supervisor Dennis J. Perry in his efforts to recall Moolenaar. The language of the first two petitions was rejected as unclear.

The approved language cited Moolenaar's support for Michigan House Bill 4361 (S-5), which allows for taxation of public retiree pensions.[4] It is unclear how many signatures needed to be collected - Perry was instructed to contact each of the 10 county clerks in the district in order to determine the number.[5]

The effort failed to collect enough signatures to put the recall on the November 2011 ballot.

Personal

John and his wife Amy have six children.

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Political offices
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Michigan State Senate District 36
2011–present
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