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Ken Goike
Ken Goike.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives 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 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
ProfessionOwner, Goike Trucking and Excavating
Office website
Campaign website
Ken Goike is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 33 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.


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."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Goike won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 33. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Martha O'Kray (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Goike Incumbent 61.9% 24,163
     Democratic Martha O'Kray 38.1% 14,869
Total Votes 39,032


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

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Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Michigan Competitiveness
Natural Resources


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Goike served on these committees:

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


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

  • Appropriations

Ken Goike’s Campaign Contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State


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]


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


Goike and his wife Sherry have three children.

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Preceded by
Kim Meltzer (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 33
Succeeded by