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  |Name = Kevin Cotter
 
  |Name = Kevin Cotter
 
  |Profile picture = Kevin Cotter.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Kevin Cotter.jpg
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 99
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 99
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
  |Tenure = January 1, 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - present
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
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  |Bachelor's = Central Michigan University, 1999
 
  |Bachelor's = Central Michigan University, 1999
 
  |Master's =  
 
  |Master's =  
  |J.D. = Thomas M Cooley Law School, 2006
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  |J.D. = Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2006
 
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  |Birthday = September 26, 1977
 
  |Birthday = September 26, 1977
  |Place of birth = Mt Pleasant, MI
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  |Place of birth = Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
 
  |Profession = Attorney
 
  |Profession = Attorney
 
  |Religion = Catholic
 
  |Religion = Catholic
  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=099
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  |Office website = http://repcotter.gophouse.org
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.electkevincotter.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.electkevincotter.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
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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]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kevin Cotter''' (b. September 26, 1977) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 99.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. 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.  
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==Biography==
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Cotter earned his bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration from Central Michigan University, and his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  He also holds an M.S. in Administration.  His professional experience includes working as a partner in the Kerr Law Firm.  
  
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==
 
===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cotter served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cotter served on the following committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI HD99 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
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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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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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10PRI/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=144165 ''Follow the Money'', "Cotter, Kevin," accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
 
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==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Kevin + Cotter + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Kevin Cotter''' received a '''75%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Kevin Cotter''' received a '''75%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Cotter's endorsements include:
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*Right to Life of Michigan<ref>[https://secure.rtl.org/apps/elections/listing ''Right to Life of Michigan'', "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Cotter has a wife, Jennifer.
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Cotter is married to his wife, Jennifer.
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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 '''Kevin + Cotter + 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=Kevin+Cotter+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Kevin Cotter News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=099 House website]
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*[http://repcotter.gophouse.org Office website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000137/kevin-cotter/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://vote-mi.org/Intro.aspx?State=MI&Id=MICotterKevin Profile from Vote-USA]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=123137 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=123137 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=123137 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=123137 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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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, Michigan
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 District 99. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Cotter currently serves as the Associate Speaker Pro Tempore.

Biography

Cotter earned his bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration from Central Michigan University, and his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He also holds an M.S. in Administration. His professional experience includes working as a partner in the Kerr Law Firm.

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 the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Bryan Mielke was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kevin Cotter was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

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.[5][6]

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.[7]

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.

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.[8]

January 2011 - March 2012

Kevin Cotter received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[8]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Cotter's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[9]

Personal

Cotter is married to his wife, Jennifer.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Kevin + Cotter + Michigan + Legislature

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

Kevin Cotter News Feed

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See also

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