|Michigan House of Representatives, District 23|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||University of Michigan, 2003|
|Birthday||April 11, 1980|
|Place of birth||Dearborn, Michigan|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Somerville has previously served as chairman of the Wayne County Young Republicans, and as precinct delegate for the 15th Congressional District.
Somerville earned his bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. His professional experience includes being self-employed in sales and marketing, and working as a manager for Walgreens.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Somerville served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Financial Services, Vice-chair|
|• Local Government|
|• Tax Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Somerville served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
Somerville's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Reviving Michigan’s economy will continue to be Somerville’s top priority for hard working taxpayers in the 23rd District. The government does not create jobs, the private-sector does!"
- Excerpt: "We must continue to be good stewards of the taxpayer’s money. Our hardworking taxpayers have a right to know where and how their money is being spent."
- Excerpt: "Our children need an excellent education in order to compete in the knowledge economy and to ensure that they experience a high quality of life."
- Excerpt: "Somerville believes that life in all of its forms and stages is a gift from God and it should be cherished, honored, and protected. Somerville will always fight to protect the rights of the unborn."
- Excerpt: "Gun laws don’t deter criminals, but they do disarm law-abiding citizens. This makes them easier targets, easier to attack, and eventually leads to the end of individual freedom."
Voting record details
- List of all of Pat Somerville’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
Somerville won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 23. He defeated Jeremy Cady in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Tom Boritzki (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Pat Somerville Incumbent||50.5%||22,810|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 23 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Pat Somerville Incumbent||82.3%||5,592|
Somerville won election to the District 23 Seat in 2010. He defeated Matthew McCormick and Daniel McIntyre in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Deb Kennedy (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 23 General election (2010)|
|Pat Somerville (R)||15,927|
|Deb Kennedy (D)||13,877|
Comprehensive donor information for Somerville is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Somerville raised a total of $169,673 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.
|Pat Somerville's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 23||$140,223|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 23||$29,450|
|Grand Total Raised||$169,673|
2012Somerville won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Somerville raised a total of $140,223.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Pat Somerville's campaign in 2012|
|House Republican Campaign Committee Of Michigan||$17,266|
|Mike Callton Action Fund||$5,000|
|Michigan Chamber Of Commerce||$5,000|
|One Tough Nerd PAC||$5,000|
|15th Congressional District Republican Committee Of Michigan||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$140,223|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Somerville won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Somerville raised a total of $29,450.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Pat Somerville's campaign in 2010|
|15th Congressional District Republican Committee Of Michigan||$800|
|Michigan Bankers Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$29,450|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Pat Somerville received a 85% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Michigan Votes - Pat Somerville
- Campaign Facebook page
- "pat4rep," Official Campaign Website
- Michigan Department of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Somerville, Pat." Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
Deb Kennedy (D)
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