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'''Martin Knollenberg''' is a [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 41st district.
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[[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.
  
[[Republican]] '''John Walsh''' of  [[Sunshinereview:Livonia, Michigan|Livonia]] is the current state representative for the [http://www.michigan.gov/documents/House_19_30774_7.pdf 19th District] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] serving his first term. Rep. Walsh graduated from Michigan State University in 1984 and then attended Wayne State University Law School graduating in 1987. John practiced corporate law for 15 years prior to joining Schoolcraft College as an executive in 2001; he and his wife Janice are the parents of Shelby (13) and Jack (10).
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Knollenberg was elected to the State House in 2006 and re-elected in 2008.
 
   
 
   
 
==Previous Offices Held==
 
==Previous Offices Held==
  
He has previously serving residents in the 19th District as Chair of the Livonia Planning Commission; a member and Vice President of the Livonia City Council; Chairman of the Livonia Economic Development Partnership; Chairman of the Board, Livonia Chamber of Commerce; and Vice Chair of the Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees.  
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He had previously served as an Oakland County Commissioner from 2002 to 2004 and Oakland County Parks and Recreation commissioner from 2004 to 2006.  
  
 
==Political Campaign History==
 
==Political Campaign History==
  
==John Walsh’s Voting Record==
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*'''2008 Election'''
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**Marty Knollenberg (R) 57.46%
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**Evan Ross Treharne (D) 41.98%
  
===John Walsh on Key Votes of the 2009-2010 Legislature===
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*'''2006 Election'''
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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.
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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.
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*'''2004 Election'''
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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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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.
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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.
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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%.
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==Martin Knollenberg’s Voting Record==
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===Martin Knollenberg on Key Votes of the 2009-2010 Legislature===
  
 
===More Voting Record Details===
 
===More Voting Record Details===
*List of all of John Walsh’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=16788&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 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).
*List of John Walsh’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=16788&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2009&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 1 missed roll-call votes]  
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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]  
  
==John Walsh’s Committee Assignments, 2009-2010 Legislature==
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==Martin Knollenberg’s Committee Assignments, 2009-2010 Legislature==
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*Not Listed
  
==John Walsh’s Campaign Contributions==
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==Martin Knollenberg’s Campaign Contributions==
[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=walsh&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched=* Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
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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
  
 
===Contact===
 
===Contact===
Rep. John Walsh<br>
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Rep. Martin Knollenberg<br>
N-698 House Office Building<br>
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N-890 House Office Building<br>
 
P.O. Box 30014<br>
 
P.O. Box 30014<br>
 
Lansing, MI  48933<br>
 
Lansing, MI  48933<br>
(517) 373-3920<br>
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(517) 373-1783<br>
JohnWalsh@house.mi.gov<br>
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MartyKnollenberg@house.mi.gov<br>
  
  

Revision as of 13:57, 3 December 2009

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Republican Martin Knollenberg of Troy is the current state representative for the 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.

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

Previous Offices Held

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

Political Campaign History

  • 2008 Election
    • Marty Knollenberg (R) 57.46%
    • Evan Ross Treharne (D) 41.98%
  • 2006 Election

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 Election

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%.

Martin Knollenberg’s Voting Record

Martin Knollenberg on Key Votes of the 2009-2010 Legislature

More Voting Record Details

Martin Knollenberg’s Committee Assignments, 2009-2010 Legislature

  • Not Listed

Martin Knollenberg’s Campaign Contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Martin Knollenberg
N-890 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-1783
MartyKnollenberg@house.mi.gov


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