|Michigan House of Representatives District 20|
|January 1. 2011-Present|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||University of Michigan, 1998|
|J.D.||Wayne State University Law School|
- 1 Issues
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
Heise's website highlights 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."
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heise has been appointed to these committees:
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|
More 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).
In 2010, Heise raised $74,850 in contributions. 
His three largest contributors were:
|Heise, Kurt L||$20,000|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$2,500|
Rep. Kurt Heise
N-699 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-3816
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.
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- Official campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Michigan Votes - John Walsh
- Kurt Heise on Facebook
- "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
- 2010 contributions
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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