Mike Green, Michigan
|Michigan State Senate District 31|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Tuscola County Commissioner|
|1985 – 1992|
|Date of birth||September 28, 1948|
|Place of birth||Risco, Missouri|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Green has been appointed to these committees:
- Banking and Financial Institutions
- Natural Resources, Environmental and Great Lakes
- Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development, Chair
- Subcommittee on Capital Outlay
- Subcommittee on the Department of Environmental Quality, Chair
- Subcommittee on the Department of Natural Resources, Chair
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
|Michigan State Senate, District 31 General election (2010)|
|Mike Green (R)||51,678|
|Jeff Mayes (D)||36,629|
In 2010, Green raised $558,796 in contributions. 
His six largest contributors were:
|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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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
Mike Green received a 63% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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.” The petition was rejected by the County Election Commission on June 13 for being too ambiguous. Two days later Piche filed a second petition with revised language. The petition language was approved on July 5, giving Piche 90 days to collect 23,229 signatures in order to initiate a recall election.
The effort did not collect enough signatures to place the recall on the November 2011 ballot.
Green and his wife Paula have five children.
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Official Election Results from 2010 State Senate races
- 2010 contributions
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
- Arenac County Independent, "Omer man files recall petition against Green," June 3, 2011
- Huron Daily Tribune, "Election commissions deny language filed to recall Green, Damrow," June 14, 2011
- MLive, "Omer man files second recall petition against State Sen. Mike Green," June 28, 2011
- MLive, "Petition language approved in bid to recall State Sen. Mike Green," July 19, 2011
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