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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 99
 
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 99
 
  |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 =  
 
  |Years leadership =  
 
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  |Leadership 5 =  
 
  |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 =  
 
  |Prior office =  
 
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  |Campaign website = http://www.electkevincotter.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.electkevincotter.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Kevin Cotter''' (b. September 26, 1977) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 99th District since January 1, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kevin Cotter''' (b. September 26, 1977) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 99th District since January 1, 2011. Cotter currently serves as the [[State House Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore|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.  
 
Prior to his election to the House, Cotter served as a partner in the Kerr Law Firm, PLLC in downtown Mt. Pleasant.  
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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.
 
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==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cotter 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 = Elections and Ethics
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|Chair1 = Vice-chair
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|Committee2 = Insurance
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|Committee3 = Judiciary
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|Chair3 = Chair
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|Committee4 = Michigan Competitiveness
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|Committee5 = Tax Policy
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cotter has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cotter served on these committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Appropriations]]
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* Subcommittee on Community Colleges
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{{Committee Assignments
* Subcommittee on Higher Education, Vice Chair
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|Collapse= Yes
* Subcommittee on Judiciary, Chair
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|State = Michigan
* Subcommittee on Supplementals, Vice Chair
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Appropriations  
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|Committee2 =
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
Cotter ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election is November 6.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12PRI/12PRIall.html ''Michigan Department of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
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Cotter won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<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 99, General Election
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =
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|winner1 = Kevin Cotter
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Adam Lawrence
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|candidate3 =
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|votes1 = 18150
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|votes2 = 13468
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|votes3 =
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}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Cotter
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|Full name=Kevin Cotter
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|year=2010
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|Editdate=June 13, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=144165 ''Follow the Money'', "Cotter, Kevin." Retrieved June 13, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=144178
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 99]]
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|totalraised2010=112795
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 99]]
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}}
  
In 2010, Cotter raised $112,795 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 = Cotter
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|full Name = Kevin Cotter
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139341
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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 = 144178
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|org1 = Cotter, Kevin M.
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|org2 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org3 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org4 = Michigan Credit Union League
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|org5 = Midland County Republican Committee
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|orgamount1 = 4000
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|orgamount2 = 3575
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|orgamount3 = 3250
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|orgamount4 = 2850
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|orgamount5 = 2500
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|}}
  
His three largest contributors were:
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===2010===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2010
{{legislative donor box}}
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|name = Cotter
|-
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|full Name = Kevin Cotter
| Bolger Restore Michigan Fund
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126012
| Align="Right" | $3,500
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = yes
| Michigan Farm Bureau
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|party = Republican
| Align="Right" | $2,500
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|total raised = 112795
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|org1 = Bolger Restore Michigan Fund
| Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|org2 = Michigan Farm Bureau
| Align="Right" | $1,500
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|org3 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|org4 = Meijer, Inc.
| Meijer Inc
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|org5 = Michigan Association of Realtors
| Align="Right" | $1,000
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|orgamount1 = 3500
|}
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|orgamount2 = 2500
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|orgamount3 = 1500
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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Revision as of 07:09, 13 June 2013

Kevin Cotter
Kevin Cotter.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 99
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
High schoolShepherd High School, 1995
Bachelor'sCentral Michigan University, 1999
J.D.Thomas M Cooley Law School, 2006
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 26, 1977
Place of birthMt Pleasant, MI
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

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

2010

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

Comprehensive donor information for Cotter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Cotter raised a total of $256,973 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[2]

Kevin Cotter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 99 Won $144,178
2010 Michigan State House, District 99 Won $112,795
Grand Total Raised $256,973

2012

Cotter won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cotter raised a total of $144,178.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Cotter's campaign in 2012
Cotter, Kevin M.$4,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$3,575
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$3,250
Michigan Credit Union League$2,850
Midland County Republican Committee$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$144,178
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cotter won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cotter raised a total of $112,795.

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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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

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

Personal

Cotter has a wife, Jennifer.

External links

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Caul (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 99
2011–present
Succeeded by
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