John Walsh (Michigan)
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 19|
|2009 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Speaker Pro Tempore, Michigan State House of Representatives|
|2011 - present|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University, 1984|
|J.D.||Wayne State University Law School, 1987|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Voting record
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Walsh previously served 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.
Walsh graduated from Michigan State University in 1984 and Wayne State University Law School in 1987. John practiced corporate law for 15 years prior to joining Schoolcraft College as an executive in 2001.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Walsh served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Walsh served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
|• Tax Policy, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Walsh served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Government Operations, Vice-chair|
|• Tax Policy|
Walsh's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "A tax structure that benefits our hard-working citizens"
- Excerpt: "A fair business tax that promotes investment in the State by all industries"
- Excerpt: "Elimination of meaningless red tape that does nothing more than burden Michigan businesses"
- Excerpt: "Increased access to high quality, lifelong education opportunities"
- Excerpt: "Invest in energy alternatives"
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 Walsh’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 Walsh’s missed roll-call votes
Walsh won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 19. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Richard Tannous (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John Walsh Incumbent||59.9%||29,151|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 19 General election (2010)|
|John Walsh (R)||31,671|
|Joseph Larkin (D)||23,141|
Walsh raised $117,708 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 19|
|John Walsh (R)||29,752|
|Steve King (D)||19,829|
Comprehensive donor information for Walsh is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Walsh raised a total of $252,621 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.
|John Walsh's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 19||$54,373|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 19||$80,540|
|2008||Michigan State House, District 19||$117,708|
|Grand Total Raised||$252,621|
2012Walsh won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Walsh raised a total of $54,373.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Walsh's campaign in 2012|
|One Tough Nerd PAC||$5,000|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$4,500|
|Michigan Association Of Broadcasters||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$54,373|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Walsh won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Walsh raised a total of $80,540.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Walsh's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Commercial RE PAC||$2,500|
|Associated General Contractors||$2,250|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$2,125|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$80,540|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Walsh won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Walsh raised a total of $117,708.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Walsh's campaign in 2008|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Chamber of Commerce||$3,500|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$2,000|
|Wayne 11th Committee||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2008||$117,708|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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 Walsh received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Walsh and his wife, Janice, have two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - John Walsh
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- John Walsh on Facebook
- "electjohnwalsh," Official Campaign Website
- Michigan Department of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Walsh's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Walsh, John." Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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