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Kevin Cotter
Kevin Cotter.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 99
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
High schoolShepherd High School, 1995
Bachelor'sCentral Michigan University, 1999
J.D.Thomas M Cooley Law School, 2006
Date of birthSeptember 26, 1977
Place of birthMt Pleasant, MI
Office website
Campaign website
Kevin Cotter (b. September 26, 1977) is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 99th District since January 1, 2011. Cotter currently serves as the Associate Speaker Pro Tempore.

Prior to his election to the House, Cotter served as a partner in the Kerr Law Firm, PLLC in downtown Mt. Pleasant.

Cotter graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration, and with a Master's of Science in Administration.

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Elections and Ethics, Vice-chair
Judiciary, Chair
Michigan Competitiveness


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

  • Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Community Colleges
  • Subcommittee on Higher Education, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Judiciary, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Supplementals, Vice Chair



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cotter won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 99. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Adam Lawrence (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Cotter Incumbent 57.4% 18,150
     Democratic Adam Lawrence 42.6% 13,468
Total Votes 31,618


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cotter won election to the District 99 Seat in 2010. He defeated Christine Alwood in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Toni Sessoms (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 99 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Cotter (R) 16,647
Toni Sessoms (D) 9,202

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Cotter raised $112,795 in contributions. [2]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Bolger Restore Michigan Fund $3,500
Michigan Farm Bureau $2,500
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $1,500
Meijer Inc $1,000

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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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Kevin Cotter received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]


Cotter has a wife, Jennifer.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Caul (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 99
Succeeded by