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Nancy Jenkins
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Michigan House of Representatives District 57
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
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
Bachelor'sEvangel University, 1986
Master'sUniversity of Toledo, 1991
Office website
Campaign website
Nancy Jenkins is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 57 since January 1, 2011.

Jenkins is a district representative for Senator Cameron Brown. She has also worked as a real estate title examiner with several companies.

Jenkins graduated from Evangel University in 1986, then went on to earn her master's degree in Political Science from the University of Toledo in 1991.


Campaign Themes

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

  • Excerpt:"Supporting policies and reforms that will encourage job creation"
  • Excerpt:"Reducing government regulations that hinder job growth"
  • Excerpt:"Keeping taxes low for everyone"
  • Excerpt:"Making government more effective and efficient"
  • Excerpt:"Protecting life from conception to the natural end"

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012


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



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jenkins won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 57. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Jim Berryman (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Jenkins Incumbent 52.5% 21,150
     Democratic Jim Berryman 47.5% 19,135
Total Votes 40,285


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jenkins won election to the District 57 Seat in 2010. She defeated Jim Van Doren in the August 3 Republican primary. She defeated Harvey Schmidt (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 57 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Jenkins (R) 16,660
Harvey Schmidt (D) 12,385

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Jenkins raised $208,351 in contributions. [3]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Michigan $137,500
Michigan Farm Bureau $5,000
Michigan Republican Party $5,000
Bolger Restore Michigan Fund $5,000

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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.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

Nancy Jenkins received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]

Recall effort

See also: Nancy Jenkins recall, Michigan House of Representatives (2011)

In June 2011, recall language was approved targeting Nancy Jenkins for recall for her support of a strengthened emergency financial manager law. Organizers needed to deliver 7,317 signatures to the Secretary of State by 5 p.m. on August 5 in order to trigger a recall vote, something they said would not be a problem.[5]

However, it appears the signatures never existed. A series of strange events surrounded Daniel Long, who was to deliver the petitions. On August 25, members of a state recall committee made a formal request for an investigation by the state police into what happened to the petitions. Long turned over some 1,400 signatures to the state group, but claimed to have more than 10,000.[6]

In early November, state police closed the investigation, stating there was "no evidence any signed petitions disappeared," while Lenawee County Prosecutor Jonathan Poer ruled here was no evidence to support any criminal charges.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dudley Spade (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 57
Succeeded by