|Michigan House of Representatives, District 20|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||University of Michigan, 1998|
|Master's||Wayne State University Law School|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Issues
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I believe in the proven philosophy that government does not create jobs, the private sector does."
- Excerpt: "I have also voted 'yes' on across-the-board tax cuts for working families and seniors, starting this year and continuing through 2016."
- 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."
- 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
- List of all of Kurt Heise’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Heise served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Criminal Justice, Chair|
|• Elections and Ethics|
|• Transportation and Infrastructure|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heise served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Families and Children's Services|
|• Judiciary, Vice-chair|
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kurt Heise Incumbent||56.1%||27,357|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 20 General election (2010)|
|Kurt Heise (R)||20,920|
|Joan Wadsworth (D)||15,128|
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.
|Kurt Heise's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 20||$61,570|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 20||$74,850|
|Grand Total Raised||$136,420|
2012Heise 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|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$1,350|
|Total Raised in 2012||$61,570|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Heise won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Heise raised a total of $61,570.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kurt Heise's campaign in 2010|
|Heise, Kurt L.||$20,000|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$2,500|
|Michigan Insurance Coalition||$2,000|
|Bolger Restore Michigan Fund||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$61,570|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Kurt Heise received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Michigan Votes - John Walsh
- Campaign Facebook page
- "heise4us," Official Campaign Website
- 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
- Michigan Department of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Heise, Kurt." Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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