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  |Name = Kurt Heise
 
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 20
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 20
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
  |Tenure = January 1, 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - present
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
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  |Associate's =  
 
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  |Bachelor's = University of Michigan, 1998
 
  |Bachelor's = University of Michigan, 1998
  |Master's =  
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  |Master's = Wayne State University Law School
  |J.D. = Wayne State University Law School
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  |Profession = Attorney
 
  |Profession = Attorney
 
  |Religion =  
 
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  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=020
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  |Office website = http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/heise/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.heise4us.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.heise4us.com/
 
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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.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kurt Heise''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing [[Michigan House of Representatives District 20|District 20]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
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.
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==Biography==
 
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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.
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.
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
Heise's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.heise4us.com/ "heise4us," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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====2012====
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Heise's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.heise4us.com/ "heise4us," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
 
'''Jobs'''
 
'''Jobs'''
*Excerpt:"I believe in the proven philosophy that government does not create jobs, the private sector does."
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*Excerpt: "I believe in the proven philosophy that government does not create jobs, the private sector does."
 
'''Taxes'''
 
'''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."
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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."
 
'''Education'''
 
'''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."
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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."
 
'''The Economy'''
 
'''The Economy'''
*Excerpt:"I will do whatever it takes to retain jobs and attract new jobs to Michigan."
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*Excerpt: "I will do whatever it takes to retain jobs and attract new jobs to Michigan."
 
'''The Right to Life'''
 
'''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."
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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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===Voting record details===
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*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%2F2013&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).
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heise served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heise served on the following committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
{{Committee Assignments
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Presidential preference===
 
===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>
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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>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI HD20 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
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 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed June 5, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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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 [[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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===More voting record details===
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==Campaign donors==
*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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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|totalraised2010=74850
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==Campaign donors==
 
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|full name = John Walsh
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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===
 
===2010===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2010
In 2010, Heise raised $74,850 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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|total raised = 61570
| Align="Right" | $20,000
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|org2 = Michigan Farm Bureau
| Michigan Farm Bureau
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|org3 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
| Align="Right" | $5,000
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|org4 = Michigan Insurance Coalition
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|org5 = Bolger Restore Michigan Fund
| Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|orgamount1 = 20000
| Align="Right" | $2,500
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 2500
 
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|orgamount4 = 2000
===Contact===
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|orgamount5 = 2000
Rep. Kurt Heise<br>
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N-699 House Office Building<br>
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P.O. Box 30014<br>
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Lansing, MI  48909<br>
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Phone: (517) 373-3816<br>
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KurtHeise@house.mi.gov<br>
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===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.<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>
 
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====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Kurt Heise''' received a '''75%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Kurt Heise''' received a '''75%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Heise's endorsements include:
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*Right to Life of Michigan<ref>[https://secure.rtl.org/apps/elections/listing ''Right to Life of Michigan'', "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Heise and his wife Catherine have two children.
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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.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Kurt + Heise + Michigan + Legislature'''
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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.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/heise/ Office website]
 
*[http://www.heise4us.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.heise4us.com/ Official campaign website]
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=20 Website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000058/kurt-heise/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124106 Project Vote Smart biography]
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* [http://vote-mi.org/Intro.aspx?State=MI&Id=MIHeiseKurt Profile from Vote-USA]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124106 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=124106 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=124106 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125833 2010]
 
*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]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kurt-Heise-for-State-Representative/257621118598 Kurt Heise on Facebook]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kurt-Heise-for-State-Representative/257621118598 Campaign Facebook page]
  
 
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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. Heise faces Smith-Tyge in the general election.[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]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Heise's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[11]

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.

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.

Kurt Heise News Feed

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See also

External links

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