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  |Name = Martin Knollenberg
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 41
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}}{{tnr}}'''Martin Knollenberg''' was a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 41 from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2013.
  
[[Republican]] '''Martin Knollenberg''' of  [[Sunshinereview:Troy, Michigan|Troy]] is the current state representative for the [http://www.michigan.gov/documents/House_41_30799_7.pdf 41th District] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] serving his second term. "Marty" is the son of former U.S. Congressman Joe Knollenberg, who represented Michigan's 9th congressional district from 1993 until 2009.
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"Marty" is the son of former U.S. Congressman Joe Knollenberg, who represented Michigan's 9th congressional district from 1993 until 2009.
  
 
Knollenberg was elected to the State House in 2006 and re-elected in 2008.
 
Knollenberg was elected to the State House in 2006 and re-elected in 2008.
 
   
 
   
==Previous Offices Held==
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He previously served as an Oakland County Commissioner from 2002 to 2004 and Oakland County Parks and Recreation commissioner from 2004 to 2006.
  
He had previously served as an Oakland County Commissioner from 2002 to 2004 and Oakland County Parks and Recreation commissioner from 2004 to 2006.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Knollenberg served on these committees:
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* [[Banking and Financial Services Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Banking and Financial Services]], Chair
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* [[Commerce Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Commerce]]
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* [[Redistricting and Elections Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Redistricting and Elections]]
  
==Political Campaign History==
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Knollenberg served on these committees:
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* [[New Economy and Quality of Life Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|New Economy and Quality of Life]]
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* [[Commerce Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Commerce]]
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* [[Transportation Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Transportation]]
  
*'''2008 Election'''
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===2007-2008===
**Marty Knollenberg (R) 57.46%
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*Commerce
**Evan Ross Treharne (D) 41.98%
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*Education
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** [[Transportation Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Transportation]] and Public Transit Subcommittee
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==Issues==
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/09/mitt-romney-announces-support-michigan-speaker-house-jase-bolger-and-additional-m ''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]</ref>
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===Voting record===
  
*'''2006 Election'''
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====Key votes of 2009-2010====
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*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
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* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12976 Driver Responsibility Fees], Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12780 Crony Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12537 Right to Work], Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12487 Dept. of State Cost-Saving], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12632 Golf Carts], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12005 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Fire Safe Cigarettes], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11469 A Good Tax Gone Bad?], Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11219 It’s From the Children], Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10864 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10871 First Class Schools],  Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 2], Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 3], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10574 Secret Ballot], Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10576 Property Taxes Assaulted Again], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10493 Sneak Attack], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10494 Grapes of Wrath], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
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====More voting record details====
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*List of all of Martin Knollenberg’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=10878&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
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*List of Martin Knollenberg’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=10878&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2007&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 31 missed roll-call votes]
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==Elections==
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===2012===
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::''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Kollenberg is not running for re-election to the House in 2012.
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===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
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Knollenberg won re-election to the District 41 Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition.  He defeated [[Ed Spillers]] (D) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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{{Votebox |
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  office = Michigan House of Representatives, District 41 General election (2010)
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Martin Knollenberg (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''22,751'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Ed Spillers (D)
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| align="right" | 11,571
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|}
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===2008===
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On November 04, 2008, Martin Knollenberg ran for District 41 of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], beating Evan Treharne. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08041000.html ''Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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Martin Knollenberg raised $161,083 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106733 ''Follow the Money's report on
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Knollenberg's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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{{Votebox |
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  office = Michigan House of Representatives, District 41
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Martin Knollenberg (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''27,211'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Evan Treharne (D)
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| align="right" | 19,649
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|}
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===2006===
 
In the August 2006 primary, Knollenberg faced Clawson School Board Trustee and attorney Mike Bosnic. Knollenberg won by a 53.5-46.5% margin. The contest was labeled by Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS), a Lansing-insider political publication, as the fourth most interesting primary in Michigan.  
 
In the August 2006 primary, Knollenberg faced Clawson School Board Trustee and attorney Mike Bosnic. Knollenberg won by a 53.5-46.5% margin. The contest was labeled by Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS), a Lansing-insider political publication, as the fourth most interesting primary in Michigan.  
  
 
Knollenberg defeated Democratic college student Eric Gregory in the November general election by a 58-42% margin. Knollenberg was one of few Republicans to garner a greater percentage of votes in his 2006 general election than he or his predecessor did in 2004, overcoming the largely anti-Republican sentiment of the election.
 
Knollenberg defeated Democratic college student Eric Gregory in the November general election by a 58-42% margin. Knollenberg was one of few Republicans to garner a greater percentage of votes in his 2006 general election than he or his predecessor did in 2004, overcoming the largely anti-Republican sentiment of the election.
  
*'''2004 Election'''
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===2004===
 
Knollenberg was also a candidate for election in the 2004 Republican primary for the 41st District House seat, being vacated by term-limited representative John Pappageorge. He faced former-State Representative Bob Gosselin who was running for his final term after leaving office in 2002 to run for state Senate, and upstart candidate Mike Bosnic.
 
Knollenberg was also a candidate for election in the 2004 Republican primary for the 41st District House seat, being vacated by term-limited representative John Pappageorge. He faced former-State Representative Bob Gosselin who was running for his final term after leaving office in 2002 to run for state Senate, and upstart candidate Mike Bosnic.
  
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Despite Pappageorge's endorsement of Knollenberg and the charges against Gosselin, the August primary was won by Gosselin with 38% of the vote, with Knollenberg garnering 29% and Bosnic 28%.
 
Despite Pappageorge's endorsement of Knollenberg and the charges against Gosselin, the August primary was won by Gosselin with 38% of the vote, with Knollenberg garnering 29% and Bosnic 28%.
  
==Martin Knollenberg’s Voting Record==
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==Campaign donors==
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===2010===
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In 2010, Knollenberg received $58,840 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
  
===Martin Knollenberg on Key Votes of the 2009-2010 Legislature===
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|Chamber = Michigan House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $58,840
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|org1 = Knollenberg Leadership Fund
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|org2 = Knollenberg For Congress Cmte
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|org3 = Michigan Prosperity Fund
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|org4 = Common Sense Leadership PAC
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|org5 = UPS
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|orgdonor1 = $5,000
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|orgdonor2 = $5,000
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|orgdonor3 = $4,075
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|orgdonor4 = $2,500
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|orgdonor5 = $2,000
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|}}
  
===More Voting Record Details===
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===2008===
*List of all of Martin Knollenberg’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=10878&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
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*List of Martin Knollenberg’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=10878&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2007&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 31 missed roll-call votes]
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==Martin Knollenberg’s Committee Assignments, 2009-2010 Legislature==
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In 2008 Martin Knollenberg collected $161,083 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106733 2008 contributors to Martin Knollenberg]</ref>
*Not Listed
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==Martin Knollenberg’s Campaign Contributions==
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His six largest contributors in 2008 were:  
[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Knollenberg%20%20&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
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===Contact===
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Rep. Martin Knollenberg<br>
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N-890 House Office Building<br>
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| House Republican Campaign Committee
P.O. Box 30014<br>
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Lansing, MI  48933<br>
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(517) 373-1783<br>
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| Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
MartyKnollenberg@house.mi.gov<br>
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| align="right" | $4,020
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| DTE Energy
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| align="right" | $3,900
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| Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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| align="right" | $3,450
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| UPS
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| align="right" | $3,000
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| Knollenberg Leadership Fund
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| align="right" | $3,000
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Martin + Knollenberg + Michigan + Legislature'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Martin+Knollenberg+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Martin Knollenberg News Feed</rss>
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==Scorecards==
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
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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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
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'''Martin Knollenberg''' received a '''77%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Campaign contributions==
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[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Knollenberg%20%20&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://house.michigan.gov/rep.asp?DIST=041 Michigan Legislature - Representative Martin Knollenberg]  
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=38241 Project Vote Smart - Representative Martin Knollenberg] profile
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*[http://www.martyknollenberg.com/ Marty Knollenberg's campaign website]
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*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=041 Michigan Legislature - Representative Martin Knollenberg]  
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=38241 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=38241 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=10878 Michigan Votes - Martin Knollenberg]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=10878 Michigan Votes - Martin Knollenberg]
* [http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=41 Michigan House Republicans - Martin Knollenberg]
 
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106733 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90327 2006]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106733 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90327 2006]
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*[http://twitter.com/knollenberg Marty Knollenberg on Twitter]
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Revision as of 15:53, 6 September 2013

Martin Knollenberg
Marty Knollenberg.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 41
Former member
In office
2007 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sAlbion College
Personal
Place of birthDetroit, MI
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
CandidateVerification
Martin Knollenberg was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 41 from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2013.

"Marty" is the son of former U.S. Congressman Joe Knollenberg, who represented Michigan's 9th congressional district from 1993 until 2009.

Knollenberg was elected to the State House in 2006 and re-elected in 2008.

He previously served as an Oakland County Commissioner from 2002 to 2004 and Oakland County Parks and Recreation commissioner from 2004 to 2006.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

2007-2008

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Martin Knollenberg endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

  • Click below to see how this representative voted.
  • 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.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • 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.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • 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.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • 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.

More voting record details

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kollenberg is not running for re-election to the House in 2012.

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Knollenberg won re-election to the District 41 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Ed Spillers (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 41 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin Knollenberg (R) 22,751
Ed Spillers (D) 11,571

2008

On November 04, 2008, Martin Knollenberg ran for District 41 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Evan Treharne. [2]

Martin Knollenberg raised $161,083 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 41
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin Knollenberg (R) 27,211
Evan Treharne (D) 19,649

2006

In the August 2006 primary, Knollenberg faced Clawson School Board Trustee and attorney Mike Bosnic. Knollenberg won by a 53.5-46.5% margin. The contest was labeled by Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS), a Lansing-insider political publication, as the fourth most interesting primary in Michigan.

Knollenberg defeated Democratic college student Eric Gregory in the November general election by a 58-42% margin. Knollenberg was one of few Republicans to garner a greater percentage of votes in his 2006 general election than he or his predecessor did in 2004, overcoming the largely anti-Republican sentiment of the election.

2004

Knollenberg was also a candidate for election in the 2004 Republican primary for the 41st District House seat, being vacated by term-limited representative John Pappageorge. He faced former-State Representative Bob Gosselin who was running for his final term after leaving office in 2002 to run for state Senate, and upstart candidate Mike Bosnic.

Gosselin, who had built a reputation in the legislature as a conservative lawmaker who espoused family values, was the subject of Knollenberg's campaign mailings announcing a 1998 arrest in an undercover prostitution sting and a previous conviction where Gosselin had plead out. The 1998 solicitng charges against Gosselin were dismissed.

Bosnic was also a subject of Knollenberg's literature. He was accused by Knollenberg of accepting an illegal $2,500 contribution from the Heroes of Public Education, which was then a new PAC subject to a smaller campaign contribution limit. Campaign finance reports later revealed that the Secretary of State required Bosnic to repay $2,000 dollars of the donations because it exceeded campaign limits.

Despite Pappageorge's endorsement of Knollenberg and the charges against Gosselin, the August primary was won by Gosselin with 38% of the vote, with Knollenberg garnering 29% and Bosnic 28%.

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Knollenberg received $58,840 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Martin Knollenberg's campaign in 2010
Knollenberg Leadership Fund$5,000
Knollenberg For Congress Cmte$5,000
Michigan Prosperity Fund$4,075
Common Sense Leadership PAC$2,500
UPS$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $58,840

2008

In 2008 Martin Knollenberg collected $161,083 in donations. [5]

His six largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Committee $49,701
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,020
DTE Energy $3,900
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $3,450
UPS $3,000
Knollenberg Leadership Fund $3,000

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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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Martin Knollenberg received a 77% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

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