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Nancy Jenkins

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Nancy Jenkins
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 57
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
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sEvangel University, 1986
Master'sUniversity of Toledo, 1991
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Nancy Jenkins is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 57. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Jenkins was a district representative for former state senator Cameron Brown.

Biography

Jenkins graduated from Evangel University in 1986, and earned her master's degree in Political Science from the University of Toledo in 1991. Her professional experience includes working as a real estate title examiner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Jenkins's website highlighted 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"

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives 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. Sharon Wimple is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Nancy Jenkins is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

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.[3]

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

2010

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.[4][5]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Jenkins is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jenkins raised a total of $431,125 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[6]

Nancy Jenkins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 57 Won $222,774
2010 Michigan State House, District 57 Won $208,351
Grand Total Raised $431,125

2012

Jenkins won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jenkins raised a total of $222,774.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nancy Jenkins's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Committee Of Michigan$82,473
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$5,400
Michigan Farm Bureau$5,000
One Tough Nerd PAC$5,000
Michigan Association Of Realtors$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$222,774
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jenkins won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Jenkins raised a total of $125,904.

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

Nancy Jenkins received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Jenkins' endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[8]

Controversies

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.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dudley Spade (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 57
2011–present
Succeeded by
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