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Heise won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 20. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Tim Roraback]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed June 5, 2012]</ref>
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Heise won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 20. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Tim Roraback]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'', "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed June 5, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Kurt Heise
Kurt Heise.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 20
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 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan, 1998
Master'sWayne State University Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kurt Heise is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Heise earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and his master's degree in Labor Law from Wayne State University Law School. His professional experience includes working as a city attorney in Dearborn Heights and Woodhaven.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Heise's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "I believe in the proven philosophy that government does not create jobs, the private sector does."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I have also voted 'yes' on across-the-board tax cuts for working families and seniors, starting this year and continuing through 2016."

Education

  • Excerpt: "I voted against the Governor's plan to cut funding for K-12 schools. I have also supported common-sense charter school legislation for parents in Wayne County who want that option."

The Economy

  • Excerpt: "I will do whatever it takes to retain jobs and attract new jobs to Michigan."

The Right to Life

  • Excerpt: "I believe in the fundamental human right to life, from conception to natural death, and have supported legislation in Lansing to protect this right."

Voting record details

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Criminal Justice, Chair
Elections and Ethics
Judiciary
Transportation and Infrastructure

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heise served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Kurt Heise endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

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. Nate Smith-Tyge was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kurt Heise was unopposed in the Republican primary.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heise won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 20. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Tim Roraback (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Heise Incumbent 56.1% 27,357
     Democratic Tim Roraback 43.9% 21,446
Total Votes 48,803

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Heise won election to the District 20 seat in 2010. He defeated Steve Booher, Jr. in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Joan Wadsworth (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7][8]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 20 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Heise (R) 20,920
Joan Wadsworth (D) 15,128

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Heise is available dating back to . Based on available campaign finance records, Heise raised a total of $136,420 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[9]

Kurt Heise's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 20 Won $61,570
2010 Michigan State House, District 20 Won $74,850
Grand Total Raised $136,420

2012

Heise won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Heise raised a total of $61,570.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Walsh's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$2,500
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$1,475
Wayne Disposal$1,450
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association$1,350
DTE Energy$1,200
Total Raised in 2012$61,570
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Heise won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Heise raised a total of $61,570.

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.[10]

January 2011 - March 2012

Kurt Heise received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[10]

Personal

Heise and his wife, Catherine, have two children. He has served as a Trustee on the Plymouth-Canton Educational Foundation, on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Rouge, and as a consultant for Wayne State University's Urban Watershed program alongside an adjunct professorship.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marc Corriveau
Michigan House of Representatives District 20
2011–present
Succeeded by
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