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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = 2009-Present
 
  |Tenure = 2009-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 = 2009
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
 
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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 = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
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  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 2008
 
  |First elected = 2008
 
  |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
 
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
 
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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===
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===More voting record details===
 
*List of all of Kenneth Kurtz’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2005&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=16767&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
 
*List of all of Kenneth Kurtz’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2005&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=16767&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
 
*List of Kenneth Kurtz’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=16767&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2009&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 1 missed roll-call votes]  
 
*List of Kenneth Kurtz’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=16767&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2009&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 1 missed roll-call votes]  
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kurtz 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 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Families, Children, and Seniors
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|Chair2 = Chair
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|Committee3 = Military and Veterans Affairs
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kurtz has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kurtz served on these committees:
* [[Agriculture Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Agriculture]]
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* [[Families and Children's Services Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Families and Children's Services]], Chair
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Health Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Health Policy]]
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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 = Agriculture  
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|Committee2 = Families and Children's Services  
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|Chair2 = Chair
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|Committee3 = Health Policy  
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kurtz served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kurtz served on these committees:
* [[Agriculture Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Agriculture]]
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* [[Ethics and Elections Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Ethics and Elections]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Families and Children's Services Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Families and Children's Services]] (Minority Vice Chair)
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|Collapse= Yes
* [[Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security]]
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture  
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|Committee2 = Ethics and Elections  
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|Committee3 = Families and Children's Services  
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|Chair3 = Vice-chair
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|Committee4 = Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security  
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Kurtz won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 58. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Amaryllis Thomas]] (D) 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>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Michigan House of Representatives, District 58, General Election
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =
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|winner1 = Kenneth Kurtz
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Amaryllis Thomas
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|candidate3 =
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|votes1 = 24438
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|votes2 = 10565
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|votes3 =
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}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Kurtz
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|Full name=Kenneth Kurtz
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|year=2008
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|Editdate=June 10, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9737 ''Follow the Money'', "Kurtz, Kenneth L." Retrieved June 10, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=36660
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 58]]
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|totalraised2010=22214
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 58]]
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|totalraised2008=52711
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 58]]
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===2008===
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Kurtz
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|full Name = Kenneth Kurtz
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139378
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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 = 36660
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|org1 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org2 = Michigan Funeral Directors Association
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|org3 = Michigan Farm Bureau
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|org4 = DTE Energy
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|org5 = Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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|orgamount1 = 4000
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|orgamount2 = 3300
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|orgamount3 = 2650
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|orgamount4 = 1600
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|orgamount5 = 1300
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|}}
  
In 2008 Kenneth Kurtz collected $52,711 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106738 2008 contributors to Kenneth Kurtz]</ref>
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name= Kurtz
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|office = Michigan House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125906
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|total raised = 22214
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|new = no
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|org1 = Kurtz, Kenneth L.
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|org2 = Michigan Funeral Directors Association
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|org3 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org4 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|org5 = Michigan Farm Bureau
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|orgamount1 = 10049
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|orgamount2 = 2200
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|orgamount3 = 1200
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 600
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|}}
  
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
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===2008===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2008
{{legislative donor box}}
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|name = Kurtz
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|full Name = Kenneth Kurtz
| Kenneth Kurtz  
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106738
| align="right" | $21,311
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = yes
| Michigan Funeral Directors Association
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|party = Republican
| align="right" | $4,850
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|total raised = 52711
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|org1 = Kenneth Kurtz
| Michigan Township Association  
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|org2 = Michigan Funeral Directors Association
| align="right" | $1,500
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|org3 = Michigan Township Association
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|org4 = Michigan Chamber of Commerce  
| Michigan Chamber of Commerce  
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|org5 = Michigan Association of Realtors
| align="right" | $1,100
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|orgamount1 = 21311
|-
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|orgamount2 = 4850
| Michigan Association of Realtors
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|orgamount3 = 1500
| align="right" | $1,000
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|orgamount4 = 1100
|}
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
 
==Campaign contributions==
 
==Campaign contributions==
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Kenneth + Kurtz + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
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 legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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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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==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>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
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'''Kenneth Kurtz''' received a '''73%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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Revision as of 03:05, 11 June 2013

Kenneth Kurtz
Kenneth Kurtz.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 58
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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

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  • 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

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Families, Children, and Seniors, Chair
Military and Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kurtz served on 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 won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 58. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Amaryllis Thomas (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Kurtz Incumbent 69.8% 24,438
     Democratic Amaryllis Thomas 30.2% 10,565
Total Votes 35,003

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

Comprehensive donor information for Kurtz is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Kurtz raised a total of $111,585 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[4]

Kenneth Kurtz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 58 Won $36,660
2010 Michigan State House, District 58 Won $22,214
2008 Michigan State House, District 58 Won $52,711
Grand Total Raised $111,585

2012

Kurtz won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kurtz raised a total of $36,660.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenneth Kurtz's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$4,000
Michigan Funeral Directors Association$3,300
Michigan Farm Bureau$2,650
DTE Energy$1,600
Michigan Health & Hospital Association$1,300
Total Raised in 2012$36,660
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kurtz won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kurtz raised a total of $22,214.

2008

Kurtz won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Kurtz raised a total of $52,711.

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

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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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Kenneth Kurtz received a 73% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

External links

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