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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.
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%.
Key Votes of 2009-2010
More Voting Record Details
- List of all of Martin Knollenberg’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).
- List of Martin Knollenberg’s 31 missed roll-call votes
- Transportation, and Public Transit Subcommittee
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Martin Knollenberg
N-890 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Martin Knollenberg
- Project Vote Smart - Representative Martin Knollenberg profile
- Michigan Votes - Martin Knollenberg
- Michigan House Republicans - Martin Knollenberg
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
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