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Jon Switalski
Jon Switalski.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 28
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits3 terms
Education
High schoolSt. Clement Catholic High School
Bachelor'sGrand Valley State University
Personal
Place of birthWarren, Michigan
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jonathan "Jon" Switalski is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Switalski served two terms as a Macomb County Commissioner. He also previously worked as an aide to former U.S. Congressman David Bonior and as an advocate for health workers for the Service Employees International Union.

Biography

Switalski earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Grand Valley State University.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce, Vice-chair
Tax Policy

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Switalski served on the following committees:

Issues

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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Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Switalski won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 28. He defeated incumbent Lesia Liss in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Steven Klusek (R) in the general election which took place on November 6. 2012.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Switalski Incumbent 78.8% 34,389
     Republican Steven Klusek 21.2% 9,253
Total Votes 43,642
Michigan House of Representatives, District 28 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJon Switalski Incumbent 65.4% 4,282
Lesia Liss Incumbent 34.6% 2,266
Total Votes 6,548

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Switalski won re-election to the District 25 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Sean Clark in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 25 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Switalski (D) 14,891
Sean Clark (R) 13,167
James Allison (L) 427
Steven Revis (U.S. Taxpayers of Michigan) 413

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Switalski ran for District 25 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Michael Wiecek, James Allison, Richard Kuszmar, and Steven Revis.[2]

Switalski raised $124,158 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 25
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Switalski (D) 26,874
Michael Wiecek (R) 14,285
James Allison (L) 653
Richard Kuszmar (G) 453
Steven Revis (U) 433

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Switalski is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Switalski raised a total of $347,868 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[4]

Jonathan Switalski's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 28 Won $106,416
2010 Michigan State House, District 25 Won $117,294
2008 Michigan State House, District 25 Won $124,158
Grand Total Raised $347,868

2012

Switalski won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Switalski raised a total of $106,416.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jonathan Switalski's campaign in 2012
Michigan Education Association$5,000
DTE Energy$5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation Of America$4,750
CMS Energy$4,750
Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters$4,500
Total Raised in 2012$106,416
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Switalski won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Switalski raised a total of $117,294.

2008

Switalski won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Switalski raised a total of $124,158.

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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Jon Switalski received a 18% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lesia Liss (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 28
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 25
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Henry Yanez (D)