|Michigan House of Representatives, District 99|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|High school||Shepherd High School, 1995|
|Bachelor's||Central Michigan University, 1999|
|J.D.||Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2006|
|Date of birth||September 26, 1977|
|Place of birth||Mt. Pleasant, Michigan|
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.
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|
|• Tax Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cotter served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kevin Cotter Incumbent||57.4%||18,150|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 99 General election (2010)|
|Kevin Cotter (R)||16,647|
|Toni Sessoms (D)||9,202|
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.
|Kevin Cotter's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 99||$144,178|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 99||$112,795|
|Grand Total Raised||$256,973|
2012Cotter 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|
2010Cotter won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cotter raised a total of $112,795.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kevin Cotter's campaign in 2010|
|Bolger Restore Michigan Fund||$3,500|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$2,500|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$1,500|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$112,795|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Kevin Cotter received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Cotter is married to his wife, Jennifer.
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- Campaign contributions: 2010
Bill Caul (R)
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