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  |Name = Jonathan Switalski
 
  |Name = Jonathan Switalski
 
  |Profile picture = Jon Switalski.jpg
 
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 25
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 28
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = 2009-Present
 
  |Tenure = 2009-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
 
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  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
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  |First elected = 2008
 
  |First elected = 2008
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Office website = http://025.housedems.com/
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jonathan Switalski''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 25th District since January 1, 2009.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jonathan Switalski''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 28 since January 1, 2013. He represented District 25 from 2009 to 2013.
  
 
Rep. Switalski is a graduate of St. Clement Catholic High School and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in political science from Grand Valley State University.  
 
Rep. Switalski is a graduate of St. Clement Catholic High School and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in political science from Grand Valley State University.  
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Switalski served on the following committees:
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Switalski has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Switalski served on these committees:
* [[Banking and Financial Services Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Banking and Financial Services]]
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* [[Commerce Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Commerce]], Vice Chair
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Energy and Technology Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Energy and Technology]]
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Switalski served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Switalski served on these committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Appropriations]]
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* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform]]
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
Switalski defeated incumbent [[Lesia Liss]] in the Democratic primary on August 7. The general election is November 6.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 7, 2012]</ref>
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Switalski won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12PRI/12PRIall.html ''Michigan Department of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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{{State leg donor}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, Switalski received $117,294 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
 
In 2010, Switalski received $117,294 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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Revision as of 14:25, 20 March 2013

Jonathan 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
Bachelor'sGrand Valley State University
Personal
Place of birthWarren, MI
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jonathan Switalski is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 28 since January 1, 2013. He represented District 25 from 2009 to 2013.

Rep. Switalski is a graduate of St. Clement Catholic High School and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in political science from Grand Valley State University.

Previous offices held

Before being elected to represent the 25th House District, Switalski served two terms as a Macomb County Commissioner. He also previously worked as an aide to former U.S. Congressman David Bonior and most recently as an advocate for health workers for the Service Employees International Union.

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

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 these committees:

2009-2010

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

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

On November 04, 2008, Jonathan Switalski ran for District 25 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Michael Wiecek, James Allison, Richard Kuszmar, and Steven Revis. [2]

Jonathan 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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Switalski received $117,294 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jon Switalski's campaign in 2010
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Michigan Auto Workers$5,000
Levin For Congress$5,000
Michigan Education Association$4,950
Michigan Association Of Realtors$4,450
Total Raised in 2010 $117,294

2008

In 2008 Jonathan Switalski collected $124,158 in donations. [5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Jon Switalski for County Commission $13,560
MRCC PAC $5,000
Dillon Leadership Fund $5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association $5,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Jonathan Switalski
S0789 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-1772
JonSwitalski@house.mi.gov

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Jonathan Switalski received a 18% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

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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)