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Mike Nofs

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Michael Nofs
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Michigan State Senate District 19
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2003 – 2008
Calhoun County Board of Commissioners
1993 – 2002
Education
Bachelor'sSpring Arbor University (1991)
Associate'sKellogg Community College (1974)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 19, 1953
Place of birthEaton Rapids, Michigan
ProfessionLaw Enforcement
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael Nofs (b. November 19, 1953) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 19 since 2009. Previously, Nofs was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2003 to 2008. Nofs was also chair of the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners from 1993-1995 and 2001-2002; and commissioner of the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners, 4th District from 1993-2002.

Nofs' professional experiences include post commander for Michigan State Police, Battle Creek; trooper with Michigan State Police, Battle Creek; deputy with Calhoun County Sheriff Department; police officer and patrolman with Marshall City Police Department; and cadet with the Battle Creek City Police Department.

Nofs earned his AAs in criminal justice from Kellogg Community College and his BA in management in human resources from Spring Arbor University.

On November 4, 2009, Nofs won the election for Michigan Senate to replace Mark Schauer when he was elected to Congress. Nofs will fulfill Schauer's term and then have to run again in 2010 for a four year term.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Banking & Financial Institution, Vice-chair
Economic Development
Energy and Technology, Chair
Families, Seniors and Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

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.
  • 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.
  • Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
  • Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
  • 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.
  • Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Nofs won re-election to the 19th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Democrat Brenda Abbey in the November 2 general election.

Michigan State Senate, District 19 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Michael Nofs (R) 46,543
Brenda Abbey (D) 26,657

2006

On November 7, 2006, Nofs won re-election for the Michigan House of Representatives election for the 62nd district. In this election he raised $127,709-; of that total $127,549- (100.2%) was from in state contributions, $9,800- (7.7%) was from out of state contributions, and $-10,000 (-7.9%) was from/to unknown sources.[3]

Michigan House - 62nd district
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Michael Nofs (R) 15,639
Lynne Haley (D) 13,533

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Nofs received $435,008 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]


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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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Michael Nofs received a 48% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

Personal

Nofs has five children. [6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Schauer
Michigan State Senate District 19
2009–present
Succeeded by
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