Mark Jansen

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Mark Jansen
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Michigan State Senate, District 28
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
1996 – 2002
Gaines Township Clerk
1992 – 1996
Education
Bachelor'sGrand Valley State University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 13, 1959
Place of birthGrinnell, Iowa
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Jansen is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 28 since 2007. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Caucus Leader. Jansen is eligible for re-election in 2010. Jansen also served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1996 to 2002 and also served as the Assistant Majority Whip for the Republicans from 1997 to 1998. Before being elected into the Michigan Legislature, Jansen was the Clerk for Gaines Township from 1992 to 1996.

Jansen graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State. Before becoming a legislator, Jansen was a Computer Systems Analyst, and was a Youth Services Director. Jansen currently works for Habitat for Humanity when the Legislature is not in session.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jansen served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Finance, Vice-chair
Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jansen served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jansen served on these committees:

District 28

Jansen represents Michigan Senate District 28. District 28 includes the outlying Grand Rapids Region[1].

Issues

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
  • Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
  • Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Jansen won re-election to the 28th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Democrat Robin Golden and Libertarian Jamie Lewis in the November 2 general election.

Michigan State Senate, District 28 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Jansen (R) 74,529
Robin Golden (D) 26,276
Jamie Lewis (R) 3,069

2006

On November 07, 2006, Jamsen ran for District 28 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Albert Abbasse and Jamie Lewis. [2]

Jansen raised $204,009 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan State Senate, District 28
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Jansen (R) 78,234
Albert Abbasse (D) 42,227
Jamie Lewis (L) 2,646

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jansen is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Jansen raised a total of $516,216 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[4]

Mark Jansen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $22,957
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 28 Won $62,685
2008 Michigan State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $58,957
2006 Michigan State Senate, District 28 Won $204,009
2000 Michigan State House, District 72 Won $68,515
1998 Michigan State House, District 72 Won $52,169
1996 Michigan State House, District 72 Won $46,924
Grand Total Raised $516,216

2012

Jansen was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jansen raised a total of $22,957.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Jansen's campaign in 2012
Citizens Action Fund$6,207
JP Morgan Chase & Co$2,000
Meijer Inc$2,000
Michigan Association Of Theatre Owners$1,250
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$22,957
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jansen won re-election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Jansen raised a total of $62,685.

2008

Jansen was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Jansen raised a total of $58,957.

2006

Jansen won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Jansen raised a total of $204,009.

2000

Jansen won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Jansen raised a total of $68,515.

1998

Jansen won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Jansen raised a total of $52,169.

1996

Jansen won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Jansen raised a total of $46,924.

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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

Mark Jansen received a 66% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

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