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|Position = Michigan State Senate, District 31
 
|Position = Michigan State Senate, District 31
|Status = Incumbent
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|Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
 
|Tenure =[[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] - present
 
|Tenure =[[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] - present
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]]
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]]
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|First elected =[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
|First elected =[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
|Term limits = [[State legislatures with term limits|2 terms (8 years)]]
 
|Term limits = [[State legislatures with term limits|2 terms (8 years)]]
|Next election = [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014#District 31|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Prior office =Tuscola County Commissioner
 
|Prior office =Tuscola County Commissioner
 
|Prior office years =1985 – 1992
 
|Prior office years =1985 – 1992
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|Profession =  
 
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|Religion =Baptist
 
|Religion =Baptist
|Office website =http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/Green.asp?District=31
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|Office website =http://www.misenategop.com/senators/Green.asp?District=31
|Campaign website =
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|Campaign website = http://www.mikegreenforsenate.com/
 
|Personal website =
 
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{{tnr}}'''Mike Green''' (b. September 28, 1948) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 31.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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{{tnr}}'''Mike Green''' (b. September 28, 1948) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing [[Michigan State Senate District 31|District 31]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
 
Green served in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 84 from 1995 to 2001.
 
Green served in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 84 from 1995 to 2001.
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Green's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.mikegreenforsenate.com/issues/ ''mikegreenforsenate.com'', "Issues," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
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'''Obamacare and Health Care'''
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*Excerpt: "Mike Green is 100% opposed to Obamacare and has worked for its repeal, fighting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion and federal health care exchange."
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'''Life, Faith, and Family'''
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*Excerpt: "Mike Green is 100% Pro-life and an uncompromising defender of traditional values."
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'''Second Amendment, Sportsmen and Public Safety'''
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*Excerpt: "Mike Green is the strongest champion of the rights of gun owners, hunters, anglers, sportsmen and crime victims in the Michigan Legislature."
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'''Jobs, the Economy and Government Spending'''
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*Excerpt: "a commitment to make this state a place where his 5 adult children and 20 grandchildren – and all of our kids and grandkids – would be able to live, work, raise a family and create jobs if they chose."
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'''Transportation Infrastructure'''
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*Excerpt: "Mike Green believes the state must address its deteriorating highways, roads, streets and bridges with current tax dollars without forcing gas tax increases on Michigan residents and businesses that they cannot afford."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI SD31 2014}}
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
::''See also: [[Mike Green recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)]]
 
::''See also: [[Mike Green recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)]]
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|year=1996
 
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|Editdate= May 31, 2013
 
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=14471 ''Follow the Money'', "Green, Michael L." Retrieved May 31, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=14471 ''Follow the Money'', "Green, Michael L," accessed May 31, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=137427
 
|totalraised2012=137427
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Mike Green''' received a '''63%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Mike Green''' received a '''63%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Green's endorsements include:
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*Right to Life of Michigan<ref>[https://secure.rtl.org/apps/elections/listing ''Right to Life of Michigan'', "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan State Senate]]
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*[[Michigan State Senate#Standing Senate Committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/Green.asp?District=31 Office website]
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*[http://www.misenategop.com/senators/Green.asp?District=31 Profile from the Michigan State Senate]
*[http://img.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=8682 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.mikegreenforsenate.com/ Official campaign website]
*[http://img.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=8682 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000031/mike-green/ Profile from Open States]
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*[http://img.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=8682 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://img.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=8682 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134985 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126117 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2748 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=35535 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=35044 1996]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134985 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126117 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2748 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=35535 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=35044 1996]
  
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[[Category:Michigan]]
 
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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$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
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
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mike Green (b. September 28, 1948) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Green served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 84 from 1995 to 2001.

Biography

Green's professional experience includes owning and operating Green's Log Rails and Custom Log Furniture from 2003 to 2010, working as a tool and die maker at General Motors and operating his family's farm.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Banking & Financial Institution
Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Green's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Obamacare and Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Mike Green is 100% opposed to Obamacare and has worked for its repeal, fighting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion and federal health care exchange."

Life, Faith, and Family

  • Excerpt: "Mike Green is 100% Pro-life and an uncompromising defender of traditional values."

Second Amendment, Sportsmen and Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "Mike Green is the strongest champion of the rights of gun owners, hunters, anglers, sportsmen and crime victims in the Michigan Legislature."

Jobs, the Economy and Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "a commitment to make this state a place where his 5 adult children and 20 grandchildren – and all of our kids and grandkids – would be able to live, work, raise a family and create jobs if they chose."

Transportation Infrastructure

  • Excerpt: "Mike Green believes the state must address its deteriorating highways, roads, streets and bridges with current tax dollars without forcing gas tax increases on Michigan residents and businesses that they cannot afford."

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Ron Mindykowski was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Green defeated Kevin Daley and Jeffery Phillips in the Republican primary.[2][3]

Michigan State Senate, District 31 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Green Incumbent 49.6% 10,645
Kevin Daley 46% 9,873
Jeffery Phillips 4.5% 964
Total Votes 21,482

2011

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.

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.[8]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Green is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Green raised a total of $1,060,290 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[9]

Mike Green's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 31 Not up for election $137,427
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 31 Won $558,796
2002 Michigan State Senate, District 31 Defeated $248,566
1998 Michigan State House, District 84 Won $50,460
1996 Michigan State House, District 84 Won $65,041
Grand Total Raised $1,060,290

2012

Green was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Green raised a total of $137,427.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Green's campaign in 2012
Michigan Association Of Realtors$7,250
DTE Energy$6,950
CMS Energy$4,300
Michigan Bankers Association$4,250
Citizens Action Fund$4,030
Total Raised in 2012$137,427
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Green won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Green raised a total of $558,796.

2002

Green lost the election for the Michigan State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Green raised a total of $248,566.

1998

Green won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Green raised a total of $50,460.

1996

Green won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Green raised a total of $65,041.

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.[10]

January 2011 - March 2012

Mike Green received a 63% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[10]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Green's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[11]

Personal

Green and his wife, Paula, have five children.

Recent news

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