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  |Name = Kurt Damrow
 
  |Name = Kurt Damrow
 
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 84
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 84
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Candidate
  |Tenure = January 1. 2011-Present
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]]
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  |Assumed office = 2011
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  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Base salary = $71,865/year
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  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
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  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Term limits = 3 terms
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  |Term limits = 3 terms (6 years)
  |Next election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 84|November 4, 2014]]
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  |Prior office = Michigan House of Representatives, District 84
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  |Prior office years = 2011 - 2013
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kurt Damrow''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 84 since January 1, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kurt Damrow''' {{2014is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2014|2014]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 84|District 84]] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/14PRI/14PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "2014 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed May 1, 2014]</ref>
  
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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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==Biography==
 
Damrow is a retired Michigan Air National Guardsman. He was formerly a county commissioner.
 
Damrow is a retired Michigan Air National Guardsman. He was formerly a county commissioner.
  
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Damrow has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Damrow served on these committees:
 
* [[Judiciary Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Judiciary]]
 
* [[Judiciary Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Judiciary]]
 
* [[Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security]], Chair
 
* [[Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security]], Chair
 
* [[Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation]]
 
* [[Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation]]
==Issues==
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{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>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI HD84 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
Damrow is opposed in the Republican primary on August 7 by [[Dan Grimshaw]] and [[Sami Khoury]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 7, 2012]</ref>
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Damrow ran for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 84|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 84. was defeated 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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{{Primary election box 2012
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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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|Inc1 =
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|candidate2 = Kurt Damrow
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|Inc2 = Y
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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===
 
===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 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 [[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]].<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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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
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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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 ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
  
 
His largest contributor was the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which donated $1,000 to his campaign.
 
His largest contributor was the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which donated $1,000 to his campaign.
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==Endorsements==
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20120426201933/http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/09/mitt-romney-announces-support-michigan-speaker-house-jase-bolger-and-additional-m ''Romney for President'', "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011] (Archived)</ref>
  
 
==Recall efforts==
 
==Recall efforts==
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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.
 
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.
  
==Recent news==
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==Scorecards==
 
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Kurt + Damrow + Michigan + Legislature'''
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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>
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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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"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Damrow and his wife Kim have two children.
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Damrow and his wife, Kim, have two children.
  
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==Recent news==
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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==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=084 House website]
 
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=084 House website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=112975 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=112975 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=112975 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=112975 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125974 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125974 2010]
  
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Kurt Damrow
Kurt Damrow.jpg
Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84
2011 - 2013
CandidateVerification
Kurt Damrow is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 84 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]

Damrow was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 84 from January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2013.

Biography

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:

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. David Jaroch defeated Richard Badger in the Democratic primary. Edward Canfield defeated six other challengers in the Republican primary. Jaroch faces Canfield in the general election.[2][3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jaroch 63.1% 1,953
Richard Badger 36.9% 1,141
Total Votes 3,094
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Canfield 30.9% 3,239
James Wencel 17.9% 1,880
Dan Grimshaw 13.2% 1,388
Tom Wassa 12.3% 1,285
Kurt Damrow 11.1% 1,162
Marlene Jobe 7.9% 828
Curtis Boehmer 6.7% 707
Total Votes 10,489

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Damrow ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 84. was defeated in the Republican primary on August 7 by Dan Grimshaw.[5][6]

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.[7][8]

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.[9]

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

Endorsements

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. [10]

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.”[11]

At that meeting the election commission rejected the language for being too editorialized.[12] 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.[13]

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[14] 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.[15]

January 2011 - March 2012

Kurt Damrow received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[15]

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.

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External links

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