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}}{{tnr}}'''Mike Shirkey''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 65.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mike Shirkey''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 65.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Shirkey {{2014is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2014|2014]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014#District 16|District 16]] of the [[Michigan State Senate]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/14PRI/14PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', “2014 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing,” accessed May 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 02:25, 6 August 2014

Mike Shirkey
Mike Shirkey.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Michigan State Senate, District 16
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Michigan House of Representatives, District 65
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
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sGeneral Motors Institute, 1978
Master'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mike Shirkey is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 65. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Shirkey is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 16 of the Michigan State Senate.[1]

Biography

Shirkey earned his bachelor's degree from General Motors Institute (GMI) in 1978 and his M.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1979. His professional experience includes working as the owner of Orbitform, an engineering company that manufactures forming, fastening, joining and assembly equipment; and for General Motors in various management and engineering roles.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Energy and Technology, Vice-chair
Financial Liability Reform
Government Operations
Health Policy
Michigan Competitiveness, Chair

2011-2012

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

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. Kevin Commet was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mike Shirkey was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shirkey won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 65. He defeated Dan Fulara in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Bonnie Johnson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Shirkey Incumbent 56.8% 22,862
     Democratic Bonnie Johnson 43.2% 17,381
Total Votes 40,243
Michigan House of Representatives, District 65 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Shirkey Incumbent 78.8% 6,786
Dan Fulura 21.2% 1,822
Total Votes 8,608

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Shirkey won election to the District 65 seat in 2010. He defeated Sharon Renier and Joe Rokicsak in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Janet Rochefort (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 65 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Shirkey (R) 17,889
Janet Rochefort (D) 10,405

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Shirkey is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Shirkey raised a total of $352,961 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[6]

Mike Shirkey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 65 Won $172,532
2010 Michigan State House, District 65 Won $180,429
Grand Total Raised $352,961

2012

Shirkey won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Shirkey raised a total of $172,532.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Shirkey's campaign in 2012
Shirkey, Michael (also filed as Shirkey, Mike)$15,526
Jackson County Republican Committee$5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$4,534
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$4,000
Michigan Republican Party$3,582
Total Raised in 2012$172,532
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Shirkey won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Shirkey raised a total of $180,429.

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 Shirkey received a 81% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Shirkey's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[8]

Personal

Shirkey and his wife, Sue, have three children.

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2011–present
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