|Governor of Michigan|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||August 5, 2014|
|U.S. House, Michigan, District 7|
|Michigan State Senate|
|Michigan House of Representative|
|Master's||Western Michigan University, Michigan State University|
|Birthday||October 2, 1961|
|Place of birth||Howell, Michigan|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Voting Record
- 4 Elections
- 5 Personal
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Schauer is a native of Howell, Michigan. He holds a bachelor's degree from Albion College and worked extensively for the community service organization Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan before entering politics.
In 1996, after two years serving on the Battle Creek City Commission, Schauer unseated the incumbent to win election to the Michigan House of Representatives. He was subsequently re-elected in 1998 and 2000 and then moved on to serving two terms in the State Senate.
U.S. House (2009-2011)
Schauer was elected to represent Michigan's 7th congressional district in the U.S. House in 2008, defeating incumbent Tim Walberg in the general election. After one term, Walberg won back the seat from Schauer in 2010.
Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership
According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Schauer has voted with the House Democratic leadership 94.0% of the time. That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 95.5% of the time in 2010.
Washington Post Analysis
A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that he votes 94.6% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.
Schauer supported the "Cap and Trade" bill. Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.
Finally, Schauer voted in favor of the health care reform bill. 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.
State Senate (2003-2009)
State House (1997-2003)
- See also: Michigan gubernatorial election, 2014
Schauer is running for election as Governor of Michigan in 2014, when Republican incumbent Rick Snyder is first up for re-election.  He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary election on August 5, 2014, followed by the general election November 4, 2014.
In April 2012, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting in the 2012 election. Tim Walberg ranked 6th on the list. The article notes that Tim Walberg lost the district to centrist Schauer (D) in 2008. He then beat Schauer in a rematch by 5 points in 2010. The redistricting process, controlled by Republicans, made sure to cut Schauer’s home base out of the district and made it a few points more Republican. According to the article, Schauer said that he would not run for a rematch because of the new map.
On November 2, 2010, Tim Walberg won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Mark H. Schauer (D), Greg Merle (L), Scott Eugene Aughney (U.S. Taxpayers), Richard Wunsch (G), and Danny Davis (Write-In) in the general election.
Schauer and his wife Christine have four grandchildren and owned a small business in Battle Creek.
- Governor of Michigan
- Michigan gubernatorial election, 2014
- United States House of Representatives
- Michigan's 7th congressional district
- Mark Schauer for Governor Campaign Website, "Home," accessed May 29, 2013
- Politics1, "2013-2014 Election Calendar," accessed May 29, 2013
- Mark Schauer for Governor 2014 Campaign Website, "About Mark," accessed May 29, 2013
- A Line of Sight, July 2010
- The Washington Post analysis
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009
- Rasmussen "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009
- Rasmussen "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009
- Rasmussen "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010
- Rasmussen "61% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law," September 20, 2010
- Public Policy Polling, "Snyder's popularity plummets," December 18, 2012
- The Hill "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed December 23, 2011