Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




Difference between revisions of "Kenneth Kurtz"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - "<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 7, 2012]</ref>" to "<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/resu)
(upate)
Line 227: Line 227:
 
[[Category:2010 candidate]]
 
[[Category:2010 candidate]]
 
[[Category:Michigan]]
 
[[Category:Michigan]]
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=House of Representatives|Primary=W||General=Y|Unopposed=|Open=|Redistricting=|2Incs=}}
+
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=House of Representatives|Primary=W||General=W|Unopposed=|Open=|Redistricting=|2Incs=}}

Revision as of 15:45, 8 November 2012

Kenneth Kurtz
Kenneth Kurtz.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 58
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sWorsham School of Mortuary Science
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kenneth Kurtz is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 58 since January 1, 2009.

Rep. Kurtz graduated from Worsham School of Mortuary Science in Chicago, with a mortuary science degree. He also attended Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind. Ken and his wife, Diane, have been married for 34 years and have two adult children. Ken enjoys hunting, fishing and singing gospel music.

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

  • Click below to see how this representative voted.
  • 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.

More voting record details

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kurtz ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election is November 6.[1]

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kurtz won re-election to the District 58 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Roy Grigsby (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 04, 2008, Kenneth Kurtz ran for District 58 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Jean Kennedy-Windsor. [2]

Kenneth Kurtz raised $52,711 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 58
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Kurtz (R) 24,487
Jean Kennedy-Windsor (D) 12,151

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Kurtz received $22,214 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[4]


2008

In 2008 Kenneth Kurtz collected $52,711 in donations. [5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Kenneth Kurtz $21,311
Michigan Funeral Directors Association $4,850
Michigan Township Association $1,500
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $1,100
Michigan Association of Realtors $1,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Kenneth Kurtz
N-992 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-1794
Kenneth Kurtz@house.mi.gov

Recent news

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

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

  • Loading...

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Kenneth Kurtz received a 73% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
-
Michigan House of Representatives District 58
2009–present
Succeeded by
NA