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  |Name = Ken Yonker
 
  |Name = Ken Yonker
 
  |Profile picture = Ken Yonker.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Ken Yonker.jpg
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 72
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 72
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = January 1. 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - 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 = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Leadership =  
 
  |Leadership =  
 
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  |Leadership 5 =  
 
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  |Base salary = $71,865/year  
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  |Base salary = $71,685/year  
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election =  
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office =  
 
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  |Profession =  
 
  |Profession =  
 
  |Religion =  
 
  |Religion =  
  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=072
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  |Office website = http://repyonker.gophouse.org
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.kenyonker.com
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.kenyonker.com
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Ken Yonker''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 72 since January 1, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ken Yonker''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 72.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Yonker has worked for Wycliffe Bible Translators.
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==Biography==
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Yonker graduated from Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Institute of Agricultural Technology.  His professional experience includes working for Wycliffe Bible Translators.
  
Yonker graduated from Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Yonker served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Committee2 = Elections and Ethics
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|Committee3 = Health Policy
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|Committee4 = Michigan Competitiveness
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|Chair4 = Vice-chair
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|Committee5 = Regulatory Reform
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}}
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Yonker served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Collapse= Yes
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Committee2 = Health Policy
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|Committee3 = Insurance
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|Committee4 = Regulatory Reform
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|Chair4 = Vice-chair
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Campaign Themes===
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===Campaign themes===
Yonker's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.kenyonker.com "kenyonker," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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====2012====
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Yonker's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.kenyonker.com "kenyonker," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
 
'''Supporting A Stronger Economic Strategy'''
 
'''Supporting A Stronger Economic Strategy'''
*Excerpt:"Voted for a gimmick-free state budget that boldly eliminated $1.7 billion in government spending while paying off long-term debt."
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*Excerpt: "Voted for a gimmick-free state budget that boldly eliminated $1.7 billion in government spending while paying off long-term debt."
 
'''Leading Government Reform Efforts'''
 
'''Leading Government Reform Efforts'''
*Excerpt:"Sponsored teacher tenure reforms that ensure the best teachers are finding their way into our children’s classrooms."
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*Excerpt: "Sponsored teacher tenure reforms that ensure the best teachers are finding their way into our children’s classrooms."
 
'''Fighting For Our Values & Our Future'''
 
'''Fighting For Our Values & Our Future'''
*Excerpt:"Voted to stop domestic partner benefits for state workers."
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*Excerpt: "Voted to stop domestic partner benefits for state workers."
 
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==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Yonker has been appointed to these committees:
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* [[Education Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Education]]
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* [[Health Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Health Policy]]
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* [[Insurance Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Insurance]]
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* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform]], Vice Chair
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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Yonker won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 72. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Scott Urbanowski]] (D) and [[William R. Wenzel]] (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
 
Yonker won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 72. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Scott Urbanowski]] (D) and [[William R. Wenzel]] (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
  
===2010===
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Michigan House of Representatives, District 72, General Election
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 = Libertarian
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|winner1 = Ken Yonker
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Scott Urbanowski
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|candidate3 = William Wenzel
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|votes1 = 24653
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|votes2 = 15982
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|votes3 = 1481
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}}
  
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===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Yonker
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|Full name=Ken Yonker
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|year=2008
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|Editdate=June 11, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=67487 ''Follow the Money'', "Yonker, Ken." Retrieved June 11, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=74545
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 72]]
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|totalraised2010=29968
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 72]]
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|totalraised2008=51629
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|result2008=Lost
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|office2008=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008|Michigan State House, District 72]]
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}}
  
In 2010, Yonker raised $29,968 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Yonker
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|full Name = Ken Yonker
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139433
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 74545
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|org1 = Yonker, Ken
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|org2 = Bolger Restore Michigan Fund
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|org3 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org4 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org5 = Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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|orgamount1 = 25000
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|orgamount2 = 4000
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|orgamount3 = 3250
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|orgamount4 = 2350
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|orgamount5 = 1900
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|}}
  
His four largest contributors were:
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Yonker
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|full Name = Ken Yonker
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125935
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 29968
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|org1 = Yonker, Ken
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|org2 = Bolger Restore Michigan Fund
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|org3 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org4 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org5 = Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 1708
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 550
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2008===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2008
| Michigan Farm Bureau
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|name = Yonker
| Align="Right" | $5,000
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|full Name = Ken Yonker
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106966
| Yonker, Ken
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
| Align="Right" | $1,708
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|new = lost
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|party = Republican
| Michigan Association Of Realtors
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|total raised = 51629
| Align="Right" | $1,000
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|org1 = Yonker, Ken
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|org2 = Land Victory Fund
| Michigan Chamber Of Commerce
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|org3 = Michigan Farm Bureau
| Align="Right" | $1,000
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|org4 = Palmer, Roland E.
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|org5 = Land, Paul
 
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|orgamount1 = 19130
==Recent news==
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|orgamount2 = 5000
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ken + Yonker + Michigan + Legislature'''
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|orgamount3 = 5000
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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|orgamount4 = 1886
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|orgamount5 = 500
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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 25, 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 25, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Ken Yonker''' received a '''69%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Ken Yonker''' received a '''69%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Yonker and his wife Amy have four children.
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Yonker and his wife, Amy, have four 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 + Yonker + Michigan + Legislature'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Ken+Yonker+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Ken Yonker News Feed}}
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=072 House website]
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*[http://repyonker.gophouse.org Office website]
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*[http://www.kenyonker.com/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=105574 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=105574 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105574 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105574 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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{{succession box | before = [[Justin Amash]] (R) | title = Michigan House of Representatives District 72 | years = 2011–present | after = NA}}
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Revision as of 16:03, 28 August 2013

Ken Yonker
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 72
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/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
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ken Yonker is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 72. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Yonker graduated from Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Institute of Agricultural Technology. His professional experience includes working for Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
Elections and Ethics
Health Policy
Michigan Competitiveness, Vice-chair
Regulatory Reform

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Yonker served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Yonker's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Supporting A Stronger Economic Strategy

  • Excerpt: "Voted for a gimmick-free state budget that boldly eliminated $1.7 billion in government spending while paying off long-term debt."

Leading Government Reform Efforts

  • Excerpt: "Sponsored teacher tenure reforms that ensure the best teachers are finding their way into our children’s classrooms."

Fighting For Our Values & Our Future

  • Excerpt: "Voted to stop domestic partner benefits for state workers."

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Yonker won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 72. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Scott Urbanowski (D) and William R. Wenzel (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Yonker Incumbent 58.5% 24,653
     Democratic Scott Urbanowski 37.9% 15,982
     Libertarian William Wenzel 3.5% 1,481
Total Votes 42,116

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Yonker won election to the District 72 Seat in 2010. He defeated Frederick Fleischmann and Eric Larson in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Brian Bosak (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 72 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Ken Yonker (R) 24,801
Brian Bosak (D) 9,219
William Wenzel (L) 908

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Yonker is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Yonker raised a total of $156,142 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[3]

Ken Yonker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 72 Won $74,545
2010 Michigan State House, District 72 Won $29,968
2008 Michigan State House, District 72 Defeated $51,629
Grand Total Raised $156,142

2012

Yonker won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Yonker raised a total of $74,545.

2010

Yonker won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Yonker raised a total of $29,968.

2008

Yonker lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Yonker raised a total of $51,629.

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]

January 2011 - March 2012

Ken Yonker received a 69% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]

Personal

Yonker and his wife, Amy, have four children.

Recent news

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

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

Ken Yonker News Feed

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Political offices
Preceded by
Justin Amash (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 72
2011–present
Succeeded by
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