Mike Kowall

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Mike Kowall
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Michigan State Senate, District 15
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
Michigan House of Representatives
1998 – 2002
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Kowall is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Kowall served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 44 from 1998 to 2002.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Economic Development, Chair
Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes
Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing
Transportation, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mike Kowall endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Tom Crawford faces Michael D. Smith in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Kowall is challenged by Matt Maddock and Ron Molnar in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Michigan's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Kowall announced in July 2011 that he would run for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. The 11th District, where Kowall planned to run, was represented at the time by Thaddeus McCotter (R), who at the time was running for President of the United States. Kowall said the newly drawn redistricting map would bolster his campaign because his entire Senate district was contained within the 11th Congressional District.[3] On January 18, 2012, following McCotter's decision to end his campaign and run for re-election instead, Kowall suspended his campaign.[4]

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Kowall won election to the 15th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Pam Jackson in the November 2 general election.[5]

Michigan State Senate, District 15 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Kowall (R) 65,216
Pam Jackson (D) 39,233

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kowall is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kowall raised a total of $229,417 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[6]

Mike Kowall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 15 Not up for election $79,344
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 15 Won $150,073
Grand Total Raised $229,417

2012

Kowall was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kowall raised a total of $79,344.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Kowall's campaign in 2012
Nopac$6,144
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$3,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,584
DTE Energy$2,300
Meijer, Inc.$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$79,344
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kowall won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Kowall raised a total of $150,073.

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.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Mike Kowall received a 64% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Kowall's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[8]

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