|Michigan House of Representatives District 20|
|January 1, 2011-Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|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|
|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."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Heise served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heise served on 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).
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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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