Nancy Jenkins

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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, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sEvangel University, 1986
Master'sUniversity of Toledo, 1991
Office 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.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jenkins has been appointed to these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Subcommittee on Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on State Police, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Transportation



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jenkins is unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7.[1]


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


In 2010, Jenkins raised $208,351 in contributions. [2]

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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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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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