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}}{{tnr}}'''Ken Goike''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 33rd District since January 1, 2011. He owns Goike Trucking and Excavating.
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Ken Goike''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 33rd District since January 1, 2011. He owns Goike Trucking and Excavating.
  
 
Goike is the owner of Goike Trucking and Excavating. He is the current president of the Armada Fair, and is a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, the Michigan Builders Association and the Septic Association.  
 
Goike is the owner of Goike Trucking and Excavating. He is the current president of the Armada Fair, and is a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, the Michigan Builders Association and the Septic Association.  
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==Issues==
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===Campaign Themes===
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Goike's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://kengoike.com/ "kengoike," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''Fix the Economy'''
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*Excerpt:"I know what it’s like to make a payroll. I also know what it is like to work with your hands."
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'''Reform Government'''
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*Excerpt:"Larger government means less freedom for its citizens. I will advocate for streamlining government departments to eliminate the 'paper shuffle.'"
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'''Prioritize Students in Education Funding'''
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*Excerpt:"Public education needs to prioritize students in determining best practices. Our school districts need to be open to restructuring how business is done to make the best use of taxpayer funding."
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'''Protect the Environment for Future Generations'''
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*Excerpt:"I have been recycling my whole life, including previously holding a license to recycle vehicles.  Michigan’s vast natural resources should be used, not abused."
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'''Protect Life'''
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*Excerpt:"I believe life begins at conception. Government must protect its most vulnerable citizens, especially the unborn. I am proud to be endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ken + Goike + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Ken+Goike+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Ken Goike News Feed</rss>
 
 
==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.<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>
 
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Ken Goike''' received an '''83%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Ken Goike''' received an '''83%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Ken Goike’s Campaign Contributions==
 
==Ken Goike’s Campaign Contributions==
 
[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=goike&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched=* Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
 
[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=goike&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched=* Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
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==Scorecards==
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
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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>
  
 
===Contact===
 
===Contact===
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Goike and his wife Sherry have three children.
 
Goike and his wife Sherry have three children.
  
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ken + Goike + Michigan + Legislature'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Ken+Goike+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Ken Goike News Feed</rss>
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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{{submit a leg link}}
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*[http://kengoike.com/ official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.gophouse.com/bio.asp?District=33 Official Biography]
 
*[http://www.gophouse.com/bio.asp?District=33 Official Biography]
 
*[http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=50&CVN=10000&AP=False&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2010&EndDate=2%2F14%2F2011&EntityID=27258&Keywords=&op=Search Voting Record on MichiganVotes.org]
 
*[http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=50&CVN=10000&AP=False&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2010&EndDate=2%2F14%2F2011&EntityID=27258&Keywords=&op=Search Voting Record on MichiganVotes.org]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124191 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124191 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124191 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124191 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125864 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125864 2010]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elect-Ken-Goike-State-Representative/106125772779929?sk=info Ken Goike on Facebook]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 14:54, 11 October 2012

Ken Goike
Ken Goike.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 33
Incumbent
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Goike Trucking and Excavating
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ken Goike is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 33rd District since January 1, 2011. He owns Goike Trucking and Excavating.

Goike is the owner of Goike Trucking and Excavating. He is the current president of the Armada Fair, and is a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, the Michigan Builders Association and the Septic Association.

Issues

Campaign Themes

Goike's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Fix the Economy

  • Excerpt:"I know what it’s like to make a payroll. I also know what it is like to work with your hands."

Reform Government

  • Excerpt:"Larger government means less freedom for its citizens. I will advocate for streamlining government departments to eliminate the 'paper shuffle.'"

Prioritize Students in Education Funding

  • Excerpt:"Public education needs to prioritize students in determining best practices. Our school districts need to be open to restructuring how business is done to make the best use of taxpayer funding."

Protect the Environment for Future Generations

  • Excerpt:"I have been recycling my whole life, including previously holding a license to recycle vehicles. Michigan’s vast natural resources should be used, not abused."

Protect Life

  • Excerpt:"I believe life begins at conception. Government must protect its most vulnerable citizens, especially the unborn. I am proud to be endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan."

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Goike ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election takes place on November 6.[2]

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Goike won election to the District 33 Seat in 2010. He defeated Giuseppe Biondo, Gina Bucci, Frank Cusumano, James Santilli, Jr. and Pete Vitale in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Andrew Prasiloski (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 33 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Goike (R) 24,469
Andrew Prasiloski (D) 12,339

More voting record details

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Goike raised $25,325 in contributions. [3]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Goike, Ken $5,000
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce $1,000

January 2011 - March 2012

Ken Goike received an 83% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Community Colleges, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Joint Capital Outlay, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Transportation

2009-2010

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

  • Appropriations

Ken Goike’s Campaign Contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

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.[4]

Contact

Rep. Ken Goike
N-797 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-0820
KenGoike@house.mi.gov

Personal

Goike and his wife Sherry have three children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Ken + Goike + Michigan + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kim Meltzer
Michigan House of Representatives District 33
2011–present
Succeeded by
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