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'''Kurt Damrow''' is a [[:Category:Republican candidate, Michigan House of Representatives, 2010|Republican candidate]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010#District 84|District 84 in the Michigan House of Representatives]] in the [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010 state legislative elections]]. Damrow faced [[Terry Brown]] in the general election on November 2, 2010.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kurt Damrow''' was a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 84 from January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2013.
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Damrow is a retired Michigan Air National Guardsman. He was formerly a county commissioner.
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Damrow graduated from Spec's Howard School of Broadcast Arts and the Nashville Auctioneering Institute.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Damrow served on these committees:
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* [[Judiciary Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Judiciary]]
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* [[Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security]], Chair
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* [[Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation]]
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==Issues==
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/09/mitt-romney-announces-support-michigan-speaker-house-jase-bolger-and-additional-m ''Mitt Romney Campaign Website'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011]</ref>
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Damrow was in the Republican primary on August 7 by [[Dan Grimshaw]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12PRI/12PRIall.html ''Michigan Department of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref><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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|Chamber=Michigan House of Representatives, District 84
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|party=Republican
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|winner1 = Dan Grimshaw
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|candidate2 = Kurt Damrow
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|candidate3 = Sami Khoury
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|votes1 = 4002
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|votes2 = 3238
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|votes3 = 1813
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===2010===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Damrow ran for election to the District 84 Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition.  He faced [[Terry Brown]] (D) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Damrow won election to the District 84 Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition.  He defeated [[Terry Brown]] (D) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Kurt Damrow (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''15,183'''
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| colspan="2" | Terry Brown (D)
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| align="right" | 15,153
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==Campaign donors==
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===2010===
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In 2010, Damrow raised $7,785 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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His largest contributor was the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which donated $1,000 to his campaign.
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==Recall efforts==
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::''See also: [[Kurt Damrow recall, Michigan House of Representatives (2011)]]
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On June 1, 2011, Jack Jensen filed language with the Huron County Clerk seeking the [[recall]] of Damrow from office, citing failure by Damrow to properly report campaign finance information, as well as supporting legislation that could hurt families, seniors, schools and local government. The clerk held a hearing on June 13 to determine if the language submitted “is or is not of sufficient clarity to enable the officer whose recall is sought and the electors to identify the course of conduct which is the basis for the recall.”<ref>[http://www.michigansthumb.com/articles/2011/06/01/news/local_news/doc4de65c887bd9a338896178.txt ''Huron Daily Tribune,'' "Effort to recall Damrow," June 1, 2011]</ref>
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At that meeting the election commission rejected the language for being too editorialized.<ref>[http://www.michigansthumb.com/articles/2011/06/15/news/local_news/doc4df8a06dde98c856737761.txt ''Huron Daily Tribune,'' "New language filed to recall Damrow," June 15, 2011]</ref> Jensen submitted new, less complicated language, which was unanimously approved at a meeting on June 30. Organizers announced they would immediately begin collecting the 7,679 signatures necessary for a recall.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2011/07/petition_language_approved_in.html ''MLive,'' "Petition language approved in bid to recall State Rep. Kurt Damrow," July 1, 2011]</ref>
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The recall campaign aimed to have the signatures collected by August 5 in order to make the November ballot, but fell short. They then attempted to collect the signatures by September 28 in order to put a vote for recall on the February 2012 ballot<ref>[http://www.michigansthumb.com/articles/2011/08/06/news/local_news/doc4e3d27e464c19366098580.txt ''Huron Daily Tribune,'' "Despite missing first deadline, Damrow recall effort will go on," August 6, 2011]</ref> but the effort failed.
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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 25, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
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'''Kurt Damrow''' received a '''75%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Personal==
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Damrow and his wife Kim have two children.
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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 '''Kurt + Damrow + 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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==External links==
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*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=084 House website]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=112975 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=112975 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125974 2010]
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Revision as of 01:42, 19 April 2013

Kurt Damrow
Kurt Damrow.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 84
Incumbent
In office
2011 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms
CandidateVerification
Kurt Damrow was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 84 from January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2013.

Damrow is a retired Michigan Air National Guardsman. He was formerly a county commissioner.

Damrow graduated from Spec's Howard School of Broadcast Arts and the Nashville Auctioneering Institute.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kurt Damrow endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Damrow was in the Republican primary on August 7 by Dan Grimshaw.[2][3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Grimshaw 44.2% 4,002
Kurt Damrow Incumbent 35.8% 3,238
Sami Khoury 20% 1,813
Total Votes 9,053

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Damrow won election to the District 84 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Terry Brown (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Damrow (R) 15,183
Terry Brown (D) 15,153

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Damrow raised $7,785 in contributions. [4]

His largest contributor was the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which donated $1,000 to his campaign.

Recall efforts

See also: Kurt Damrow recall, Michigan House of Representatives (2011)

On June 1, 2011, Jack Jensen filed language with the Huron County Clerk seeking the recall of Damrow from office, citing failure by Damrow to properly report campaign finance information, as well as supporting legislation that could hurt families, seniors, schools and local government. The clerk held a hearing on June 13 to determine if the language submitted “is or is not of sufficient clarity to enable the officer whose recall is sought and the electors to identify the course of conduct which is the basis for the recall.”[5]

At that meeting the election commission rejected the language for being too editorialized.[6] Jensen submitted new, less complicated language, which was unanimously approved at a meeting on June 30. Organizers announced they would immediately begin collecting the 7,679 signatures necessary for a recall.[7]

The recall campaign aimed to have the signatures collected by August 5 in order to make the November ballot, but fell short. They then attempted to collect the signatures by September 28 in order to put a vote for recall on the February 2012 ballot[8] but the effort failed.

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.[9]

January 2011 - March 2012

Kurt Damrow received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[9]

Personal

Damrow and his wife Kim have two children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Kurt + Damrow + Michigan + Legislature

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

Kurt Damrow News Feed

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Preceded by
Terry Brown (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 84
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Terry Brown (D)