Judy Emmons

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Judy Emmons
Judy Emmons.jpg
Michigan State Senate District 33
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2002 – 2008
Date of birthDecember 20, 1952
Office website
Judy Emmons (b. December 20, 1952) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 33 since January 1, 2011. Previously, Emmons was a Republican member of the House of Representatives, serving from 2003 to 2007. During her tenure in the House, Emmons served two years as majority vice-chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

Emmons is a fifth generation family farmer and a mentor. Judy serves as the chair of the statewide Senate GOP Women Matter training and education program.

Committee assignments


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


Voting record

Key votes while a state representative

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  • Summary, A summary of some key votes this lawmakers made while a state representative.



See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Emmons won election to the 33rd District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. She defeated Democrat James Hoisington and Libertarian Joshua Lillie in the November 2 general election.[1]

Michigan State Senate, District 33 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Judy Emmons (R) 50,222
James Hoisington (D) 25,206
Joshua Lillie (R) 2,403


2006 Race for State House, District 70 - General Election [3]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Judy Emmons (R) 63.2%
Christopher Mahar (D) 36.8%
Total votes 29,096


2004 Race for State House, District 70 - General Election [5]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Judy Emmons (R) 66.0%
Henry Sanchez (D) 34.0%
Total votes 34,476


2002 Race for State House, District 70 - Republican Primary [6]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Judy Emmons (R) 62.8%
Jon Aylsworth (R) 37.2%
Total votes 6,777
2002 Race for State House, District 70 - General Election [7]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Judy Emmons (R) 65.8%
Henry Sanchez (D) 34.2%
Total votes 22,198

Campaign donors


In 2010, Emmons raised $74,976 in contributions. [8]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce $5,000
Michigan Bankers Association $5,000
Michigan Farm Bureau $2,600
Conservative Leadership Cmte $2,500
Fund For A Republican Majority $2,500


According to Follow the Money, Emmons raised $19,000 in 2006 for her state representative campaign. [9]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Michigan Association of Realtors $2,500
Michigan Petroleum Association $2,500
Michigan Association of Insurance Agents $2,000
DTE Energy $1,100
Michigan Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors $1,000

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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.[10]

January 2011 - March 2012

Judy Emmons received a 61% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[10]

Recall efforts

See also: Judy Emmons recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)

Deanna Porter filed recall language with the Montcalm County Clerk on May 25, 2011 seeking to remove Emmons from office. Porter cited Emmons's support for taxing pensions and tax cuts for corporations as the basis of her recall effort.[11] The Election Commission unanimously voted to deny the petition on June 9 because it lacked clarity. That same morning Joan Rasegan filed two versions of recall language against Emmons based on the senator's vote for the Emergency Financial Manager Law.[12] Porter filed again on June 15.

At a meeting on June 21, the commission denied Rasegan's wording. That same day she filed again twice.[13] Rasegan's and Porter's petitions were taken up at a meeting on July 1, where all three were approved. Both campaigns had 180 days to gather 19,953 signatures, but they had to be collected in a 90 day period.[14] Their efforts failed to put the recall on the ballot.


Emmons and her husband Jerry have three children.

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