John Proos, IV
|John Proos, IV|
|Michigan House of Representatives District 79|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
January 1, 2011
- 1 Previous offices held
- 2 Political campaign history
- 3 2006 Election
- 4 2008 Election
Rep. Proos is a 1988 graduate of Lake Michigan Catholic High School. He holds a bachelor of Political Science from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI and a Master's in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University. Proos is currently a candidate for the Michigan Senate's 21st District.
Previous offices held
None. Proos has worked on the staff of Congressman Fred Upton serving in several different capacities, most recently as deputy chief of staff and district director.
Political campaign history
Janet King (D) ran against Proos in the 2006 election. Proos won 65% of the vote. 
Jim Hahn (D) ran against Proos in the 2008 election. Proos won 59.29% of the vote.
Key votes of 2009-2010
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- Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
- Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
- Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
- Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
- Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
- Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
- Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
- Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
- A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
- It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
- Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
- First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
- Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
- Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
- Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
- Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
More voting record details
- List of all of John Proos, IV’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of John Proos, IV’s 14 missed roll-call votes
Committee Assignments, 2009-2010
Proos was not eligible for re-election under Michigan's term limits.
John Proos, IV raised $91,021 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 79|
|John Proos, IV (R)||25,441|
|Jim Hahn (D)||18,969|
In 2008 John Proos, IV collected $91,021 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Chamber of Commerce||$5,000|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$3,400|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$3,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. John Proos, IV
N-1098 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
- John Proos' campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative John Proos, IV
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
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- Michigan Votes - John Proos, IV
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- Michigan 2010 Senate Filings
- 2006 General Election Results Michigan House of Representatives
- Michigan House of Representatives 79th District Results
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Proos' 2008 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributors to John Proos, IV
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