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  name                = Kurt Heise |
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  |Name = Kurt Heise
  political position  = Michigan House of Representatives District 20 |
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  |Profile picture = Kurt Heise.jpg
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 20
  assumed office     = 2011 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
  term ends          = 2013 |
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|Tenure = January 1, 2011-Present
  political party    = [[Republican]] |
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
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|Assumed office = 2011
  website             = [http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=020 Official House website]|
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|Political party = Republican
}}{{tnr}}'''Kurt Heise''' is a [[Republican Party|Repubilcan]] member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 20th District since January 1, 2011.
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|Base salary = $71,685/year
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|Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kurt Heise''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 20 since January 1, 2011.
  
==Previous offices held==
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Heise was formerly a city attorney in Dearborn Heights and the city of Woodhaven. Kurt is a Trustee on the Plymouth-Canton Educational Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Rouge, and serves as a consultant for Wayne State University's Urban Watershed program alongside an adjunct professorship.
  
Heise is a Trustee on the Plymouth-Canton Educational Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Rouge, and formerly served as Chairman of the Rouge River Action Plan Advisory Council.  
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Heise graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in 1988. He went on to earn his Masters of Law in Labor Law from Wayne State University Law School.
  
==Political campaign history==
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Heise's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.heise4us.com/ "heise4us," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
Heise began his career as a city attorney in Dearborn Heights and the City of Woodhaven, followed by serving as mayor's deputy in Dearborn Heights.
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'''Jobs'''
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*Excerpt:"I believe in the proven philosophy that government does not create jobs, the private sector does."
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'''Taxes'''
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*Excerpt:"I have also voted 'yes' on across-the-board tax cuts for working families and seniors, starting this year and continuing through 2016."
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'''Education'''
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*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."
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'''The Economy'''
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*Excerpt:"I will do whatever it takes to retain jobs and attract new jobs to Michigan."
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'''The Right to Life'''
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*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."
  
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Heise served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Criminal Justice
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Elections and Ethics
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|Committee3 = Judiciary
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|Committee4 = Transportation and Infrastructure
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heise served on these committees:
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Committee2 = Families and Children's Services
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|Committee3 = Judiciary
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|Chair3 = Vice-chair
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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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>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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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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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Michigan House of Representatives, District 20, General Election
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =
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|winner1 = Kurt Heise
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Tim Roraback
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|votes1 = 27357
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|votes2 = 21446
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}}
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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]]''
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===More Voting Record Details===
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===More voting record details===
 
*List of all of Kurt Heise’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=50&CVN=10000&AP=False&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2010&EndDate=2%2F10%2F2011&EntityID=27259&Keywords=&op=Search roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
 
*List of all of Kurt Heise’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=50&CVN=10000&AP=False&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2010&EndDate=2%2F10%2F2011&EntityID=27259&Keywords=&op=Search roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
  
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=144027 ''Follow the Money'', "Heise, Kurt." Retrieved June 1, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=61570
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 20]]
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|totalraised2010=74850
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 20]]
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Heise
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|full name = John Walsh
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139362
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 61570
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|org1 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org2 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org3 = Wayne Disposal
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|org4 = Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
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|org5 = DTE Energy
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|orgamount1 = 2500
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|orgamount2 = 1475
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|orgamount3 = 1450
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|orgamount4 = 1350
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|orgamount5 = 1200
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Heise
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|full name = Kurt Heise
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 61570
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|org1 = Heise, Kurt L.
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|org2 = Michigan Farm Bureau
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|org3 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Insurance Coalition
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|org5 = Bolger Restore Michigan Fund
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|orgamount1 = 20000
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 2500
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|orgamount4 = 2000
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|orgamount5 = 2000
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|}}
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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 22, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
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'''Kurt Heise''' received a '''75%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
  
===Contact===
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==Personal==
Rep. Kurt Heise<br>
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Heise and his wife Catherine have two children.
N-699 House Office Building
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P.O. Box 30014
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Lansing, MI  48909
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Phone: (517) 373-3816
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KurtHeise@house.mi.gov<br>
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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 + Heise + 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>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Kurt+Heise+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Kurt Heise News Feed</rss>
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.heise4us.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=20 Website]
 
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=20 Website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124106 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124106 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124106 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125833 2010]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=50&CVN=10000&AP=False&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2010&EndDate=2%2F10%2F2011&EntityID=27259&Keywords=&op=Search Michigan Votes - John Walsh]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Results=50&CVN=10000&AP=False&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2010&EndDate=2%2F10%2F2011&EntityID=27259&Keywords=&op=Search Michigan Votes - John Walsh]
 
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kurt-Heise-for-State-Representative/257621118598 Kurt Heise on Facebook]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 18:48, 1 June 2013

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
J.D.Wayne 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 since January 1, 2011.

Heise was formerly a city attorney in Dearborn Heights and the city of Woodhaven. Kurt is a Trustee on the Plymouth-Canton Educational Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Rouge, and serves as a consultant for Wayne State University's Urban Watershed program alongside an adjunct professorship.

Heise graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in 1988. He went on to earn his Masters of Law in Labor Law from Wayne State University Law School.

Issues

Campaign themes

Heise's website highlights 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."

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 these 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

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.[3]

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.

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

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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.[4]

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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Kurt Heise received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

Personal

Heise and his wife Catherine have two children.

Recent news

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

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

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