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  |Name = Jonathan Switalski
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  |Name = Jon Switalski
 
  |Profile picture = Jon Switalski.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Jon Switalski.jpg
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 28
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 28
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
  |Tenure = 2009-Present
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  |Tenure = 2009 - present
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
 
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  |High school = St. Clement Catholic High School
 
  |Associate's =  
 
  |Associate's =  
 
  |Bachelor's = Grand Valley State University
 
  |Bachelor's = Grand Valley State University
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  |Place of birth = Warren, MI
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  |Place of birth = Warren, Michigan
 
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  |Office website = http://028.housedems.com/
 
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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.
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}}{{tnr}}'''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.
  
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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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]].
  
==Previous offices held==
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==Biography==
 
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Switalski earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Grand Valley State University.  
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.
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===Key votes of 2009-2010===
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*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
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* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12976 Driver Responsibility Fees], Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12780 Crony Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12537 Right to Work], Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12487 Dept. of State Cost-Saving], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12632 Golf Carts], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12005 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Fire Safe Cigarettes], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11469 A Good Tax Gone Bad?], Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11219 It’s From the Children], Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10864 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10871 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 2], Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 3], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10574 Secret Ballot], Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10576 Property Taxes Assaulted Again], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10493 Sneak Attack], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10494 Grapes of Wrath], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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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===More voting record details===
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*List of all of Jonathan Switalski’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=16791&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
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*List of Jonathan Switalski’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=16791&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2009&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 0 missed roll-call votes]
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Switalski served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Switalski served on the following committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Switalski served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Switalski served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Issues==
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===Key votes of 2009-2010===
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*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
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* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12976 Driver Responsibility Fees], Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12780 Crony Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12537 Right to Work], Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12487 Dept. of State Cost-Saving], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12632 Golf Carts], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12005 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Fire Safe Cigarettes], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11469 A Good Tax Gone Bad?], Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11219 It’s From the Children], Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10864 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10871 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 2], Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 3], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10574 Secret Ballot], Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10576 Property Taxes Assaulted Again], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10493 Sneak Attack], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10494 Grapes of Wrath], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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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===More voting record details===
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*List of all of Jonathan Switalski’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2013&EntityID=16791&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
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*List of Jonathan Switalski’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=16791&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2009&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2013 missed roll-call votes]
  
 
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{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
|Chamber=Michigan House of Representatives, District 28
 
|Chamber=Michigan House of Representatives, District 28
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10PRI/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 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. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08025000.html ''Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08025000.html ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "Election Results - General Election - November 04, 2008," accessed May 30, 2014]</ref>
  
Jonathan Switalski raised $124,158 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106906 ''Follow the Money's report on Switalski's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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Switalski raised $124,158 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106906 ''Follow the Money'', "Switalski's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 30, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Switalski
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|Full name=Jonathan Switalski
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|year=2008
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|Editdate=June 1, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9131 ''Follow the Money'', "Switalski, Jon M," accessed June 1, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=106416
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 28]]
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|totalraised2010=117294
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 25]]
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|totalraised2008=124158
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008|Michigan State House, District 25]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Switalski
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|full name = Jonathan Switalski
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 106416
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|org1 = Michigan Education Association
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|org2 = DTE Energy
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|org3 = Planned Parenthood Federation Of America
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|org4 = CMS Energy
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|org5 = Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 4750
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|orgamount4 = 4750
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|orgamount5 = 4500
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|}}
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===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>
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{{SLP donor box 2010
 
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|name = Switalski
{{slp donor box 2010
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|full name = Jonathan Switalski
|Chamber = Michigan House of Representatives
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125593
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|new = no
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|office = Michigan House of Representatives
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
|total raised = $117,294
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|total raised = 117294
 
|org1 = Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
 
|org1 = Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
 
|org2 = Michigan Auto Workers
 
|org2 = Michigan Auto Workers
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|org4 = Michigan Education Association
 
|org4 = Michigan Education Association
 
|org5 = Michigan Association Of Realtors
 
|org5 = Michigan Association Of Realtors
|orgdonor1 = $5,000
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|orgamount1 = 5000
|orgdonor2 = $5,000
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|orgamount2 = 5000
|orgdonor3 = $5,000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
|orgdonor4 = $4,950
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|orgamount4 = 4950
|orgdonor5 = $4,450
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|orgamount5 = 4450
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2008
In 2008 Jonathan Switalski collected $124,158 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106906 2008 contributors to Jonathan Switalski]</ref>
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|name = Switalski
 
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|full name = Jonathan Switalski
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106906
 
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
{{legislative donor box}}
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|party = Democratic
| Jon Switalski for County Commission  
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|total raised = 124158
| align="right" | $13,560
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|org1 = Jon Switalski for County Commission
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|org2 = MRCC PAC
| MRCC PAC
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|org3 = Dillon Leadership Fund
| align="right" | $5,000
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|org4 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org5 = Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
| Dillon Leadership Fund  
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|orgamount1 = 13560
| align="right" | $5,000
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
| Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association  
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|orgamount4 = 5000
| align="right" | $5,000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
|-
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|}}
| Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|}
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==Campaign contributions==
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[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=switalski,+jon&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched=* Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
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===Contact===
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Rep. Jonathan Switalski<br>
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S0789 House Office Building<br>
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P.O. Box 30014<br>
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Lansing, MI 48909-7514<br>
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(517) 373-1772<br>
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JonSwitalski@house.mi.gov<br>
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
 
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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
'''Jonathan Switalski''' received a '''18%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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'''Jon Switalski''' received a '''18%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Jonathan + Switalski + Michigan + Legislature'''
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Jon + Switalski + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.jonswitalski.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://025.housedems.com/ Office website]
*[http://025.housedems.com/ Michigan Legislature - Representative Jonathan Switalski]  
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20121006011516/http://www.jonswitalski.com/ Official campaign website (Archived)]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000063/jon-switalski/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=87947 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=87947 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=87947 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=87947 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=16791 Michigan Votes - Jonathan Switalski]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=16791 Michigan Votes - Jonathan Switalski]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106906 2008]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106906 2008]
*[http://www.facebook.com/jon.switalski?ref=ts Jon Switalski on Facebook]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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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
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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.[2][3]

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.[4]

Switalski raised $124,158 for his campaign.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Jon Switalski received a 18% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

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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)