|Michigan House of Representatives District 59|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Western Michigan University, 1986|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Campaign contributions
- 6 Recent news
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 External links
- 9 References
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lori served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lori served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Community Health, Chair
- Subcommittee on Corrections
- Subcommittee on General Government, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lori served on these committees:
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.
More voting record details
- List of all of Matt Lori’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 Matt Lori’s 3 missed roll-call votes
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Matt Lori Incumbent||62.3%||22,510|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 59 General election (2010)|
|Matt Lori (R)||17,604|
|Carol Higgins (D)||6,846|
Matt Lori raised $32,857 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 59|
|Matt Lori (R)||23,844|
|Carol Higgins (D)||15,980|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Lori received $20,425 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|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|
|Michigan Health & Hospital Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$20,425|
In 2008 Matt Lori collected $32,857 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|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|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Matt Lori
N-993 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
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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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Matt Lori received a 66% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Matt Lori's campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Matt Lori
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Matt Lori
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Matt Lori on LinkedIn
- 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
- Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Lori's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributors to Matt Lori
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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