John Walsh (Michigan)

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John Walsh
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Michigan House of Representatives District 19
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker Pro Tempore, Michigan State House of Representatives
2011-present
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1984
J.D.Wayne State University Law School, 1987
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Walsh is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 19th District since January 1, 2009 and currently serving as Speaker Pro Tempore.

Rep. Walsh graduated from Michigan State University in 1984 and then attended Wayne State University Law School graduating in 1987. John practiced corporate law for 15 years prior to joining Schoolcraft College as an executive in 2001; he and his wife Janice are the parents of Shelby (13) and Jack (10).

Previous offices held

He has previously serving residents in the 19th District as Chair of the Livonia Planning Commission; a member and Vice President of the Livonia City Council; Chairman of the Livonia Economic Development Partnership; Chairman of the Board, Livonia Chamber of Commerce; and Vice Chair of the Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees.

Political campaign history

Voting record

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.


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Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Walsh served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Walsh won re-election to the District 19 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Joseph Larkin (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 19 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Walsh (R) 31,671
Joseph Larkin (D) 23,141

2008

On November 04, 2008, John Walsh ran for District 19 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Steve King. [1]

John Walsh raised $117,708 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 19
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Walsh (R) 29,752
Steve King (D) 19,829

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 John Walsh collected $117,708 in donations. [3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $3,500
John Walsh $2,600
Michigan Association of Realtors $2,000
Wayne 11th Committee $2,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. John Walsh
N-698 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-3920
JohnWalsh@house.mi.gov

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Michigan House of Representatives District 19
2009–present
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