|Michigan State Senate District 36|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Michigan House of Representatives|
|2002 – 2008|
|Birthday||May 8, 1961|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Moolenaar has been appointed to these committees:
- Appropriations, Vice Chair
- Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
- Statutory Committee on Legislative Council
- Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Capital Outlay
- Subcommittee on the Department of Community Health, Chair
- Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security, Chair
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
|Michigan State Senate, District 36 General election (2010)|
|John Moolenaar (R)||56,634|
|Andy Neumann (D)||32,154|
In 2010, Moolenaar raised $324,519 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Michigan Medical Society||$6,479|
|Midland County Republican Cmte||$6,000|
|Michigan Chamber Of Commerce||$6,000|
|Michigan Bankers Association||$5,100|
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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.
January 2011 - March 2012
John Moolenaar received a 69% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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. 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.
The effort failed to collect enough signatures to put the recall on the November 2011 ballot.
John and his wife Amy have six children.
- Campaign site
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Facebook profile
- Official Election Results from 2010 State Senate races
- 2010 contributions
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
- Midland Daily News, "Recall petitions against Moolenaar, Schuette OK'd," September 8, 2011
- MLive, "Midland County Election Commission OKs recall try against Sen. John Moolenaar," September 7, 2011
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