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Revision as of 15:24, 20 March 2013

Matt Lori
Matt Lori.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 59
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Michigan University, 1986
Personal
ProfessionSheriff
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Matt Lori is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 59 since January 1, 2009.

Lori has a B.A. in public administration from Western Michigan University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Additionally, he has extensive continuing education related to law enforcement. Lori's wife Linda is a retired public school teacher. They have two adult sons.

Lori has served as St. Joseph County Sheriff for 20 years and has worked in law enforcement for 29 years. He has also served on the Three Rivers Health Board of Directors for eight years.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Matt Lori endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Voting record

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.
  • 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.

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Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lori won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 59. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Mike Moroz (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Lori Incumbent 62.3% 22,510
     Democratic Mike Moroz 37.7% 13,640
Total Votes 36,150

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lori won re-election to the District 59 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Carol Higgins (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 59 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matt Lori (R) 17,604
Carol Higgins (D) 6,846

2008

On November 04, 2008, Matt Lori ran for District 59 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Carol Higgins. [3]

Matt Lori raised $32,857 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 59
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matt Lori (R) 23,844
Carol Higgins (D) 15,980

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Lori received $20,425 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[5]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matt Lori's campaign in 2010
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,000
Michigan Manufactured Housing RV & Campground Association$1,500
Semco Energy$1,100
Michigan Health & Hospital Association$1,000
Comm-PAC$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $20,425

2008

In 2008 Matt Lori collected $32,857 in donations. [6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Electric Cooperative Association $1,750
Michigan Association of Realtors $1,000
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $1,000
Michigan Farm Bureau $1,000
Michigan Auto Dealers Association $1,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Matt Lori
N-993 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-0832
MattLori@house.mi.gov

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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.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Matt Lori received a 66% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

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