Pat Somerville

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Pat Somerville
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Michigan House of Representatives District 23
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'sUniversity of Michigan, 2003
Personal
BirthdayApril 11, 1980
Place of birthDearborn, MI
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Pat Somerville (b. April 11, 1980) is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 23 since January 1, 2011.

Somerville is self-employed in sales and marketing. He has also worked as a manager for Walgreens, and has previously served as chairman of the Wayne County Young Republicans, and as precinct delegate for the 15th Congressional District.

Somerville graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Issues

Campaign themes

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

Jobs/Economy

  • 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!"

Budget/State Spending

  • 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."

Education

  • 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."

Pro-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."

Pro-Second Amendment

  • 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."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Financial Services, Vice-chair
Local Government
Tax Policy

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Somerwville 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.[2][3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat Somerville Incumbent 50.5% 22,810
     Democratic Tom Boritzki 49.5% 22,371
Total Votes 45,181


Michigan House of Representatives, District 23 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Somerville Incumbent 82.3% 5,592
Jeremy Cady 17.7% 1,200
Total Votes 6,792

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

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)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pat Somerville (R) 15,927
Deb Kennedy (D) 13,877

More voting record details

Campaign donors

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.[4]

Pat Somerville's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 23 Won $140,223
2010 Michigan State House, District 23 Won $29,450
Grand Total Raised $169,673

2012

Somerville 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

2010

Somerville won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Somerville raised a total of $29,450.

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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Pat Somerville received a 85% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

Personal

Somerville is single.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deb Kennedy (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 23
2011–present
Succeeded by
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