John Proos

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John Proos
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Michigan State Senate, District 21
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
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2005 – 2010
Education
High schoolLake Michigan Catholic High School, 1988
Bachelor'sMarquette University, 1992
Master'sMichigan State University, 1994
Personal
BirthdayDecember 10, 1969
Place of birthIndianapolis, Indiana
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Proos (b. December 10, 1969) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Proos served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 79 from 2005 to 2011.

Biography

Proos earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Marquette University and his master's degree in Higher Education from Michigan State University. His professional experience includes working as Vice President of Heritage Homes, Inc., as well as District Director and Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Fred Upton (R).

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Energy and Technology, Vice-chair
Finance

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John Proos endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Proos won election to the 21st District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Scott Elliott in the November 2 general election.[2]

Michigan State Senate, District 21 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Proos (R) 49,818
Scott Elliott (D) 25,062

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Proos is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Proos raised a total of $628,979 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[3]

John Proos's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 21 Not up for election $103,144
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 21 Won $216,501
2008 Michigan State House, District 79 Won $91,021
2006 Michigan State House, District 79 Won $93,819
2004 Michigan State House, District 79 Won $124,494
Grand Total Raised $628,979

2012

Proos was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Proos raised a total of $103,144.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Proos's campaign in 2012
CMS Energy$4,400
DTE Energy$4,350
Michigan Association Of Health Plans$4,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$3,604
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$103,144
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Proos won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Proos raised a total of $216,501.

2008

Proos won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Proos raised a total of $91,021.

2006

Proos won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Proos raised a total of $93,819.

2004

Proos won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Proos raised a total of $124,494.

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

John Proos received a 66% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]

Personal

Proos and his wife, Kristy, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 21
2011–present
Succeeded by
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