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Mike Green
Mike Green.jpg
Michigan State Senate District 31
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Tuscola County Commissioner
1985 – 1992
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 28, 1948
Place of birthRisco, Missouri
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Green (b. September 28, 1948) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing the 31st District since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Mike served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1995-2001, representing District 84.

Before his election to the legislature, Green owned and operated a successful business, Green's Log Rails and Custom Log Furniture from 2003-2010. He was also a tool and die maker at General Motors. Green retired from GM with 30 years in the skilled trades. During this time, he operated the Green family farm for 17 years.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Green won election to the 31st District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Jeff Mayes in the November 2 general election.[1]

Michigan State Senate, District 31 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Green (R) 51,678
Jeff Mayes (D) 36,629

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Green raised $558,796 in contributions. [2]

His six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Michigan $402,052
Jansen Legacy Fund $10,000
Richardville Leadership Fund $10,000
Michigan Jobs Fund $10,000
Knights Of The Round Table $10,000
Pappageorge Leadership Fund $10,000

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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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Mike Green received a 63% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]

Recall efforts

See also: Mike Green recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)

On June 2, 2011, a recall petition targeting Green for his support of taxing pensions was filed with the Tuscola County Clerk's office. Paul Piche, who submitted the language, stated, "What was done is wrong and he has to understand there is a price for how he votes. I think there are enough people out there to get signatures. It may not be that hard.”[4] The petition was rejected by the County Election Commission on June 13 for being too ambiguous.[5] Two days later Piche filed a second petition with revised language.[6] The petition language was approved on July 5, giving Piche 90 days to collect 23,229 signatures in order to initiate a recall election.[7]

The effort did not collect enough signatures to place the recall on the November 2011 ballot.

Personal

Green and his wife Paula have five children.

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Political offices
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Michigan State Senate District 31
2011–present
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