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|Name = Patrick Colbeck
 
|Name = Patrick Colbeck
 
|Profile picture =Patrick Colbeck.jpg
 
|Profile picture =Patrick Colbeck.jpg
|Position = Michigan State Senate District 7
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|Position = Michigan State Senate, District 7
|Status = Incumbent
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|Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
 
|Tenure =[[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] - present
 
|Tenure =[[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] - present
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]]
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]]
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|Profession = Businessman
 
|Profession = Businessman
 
|Religion =
 
|Religion =
|Office website =http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/Colbeck.asp?District=7
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|Office website =http://www.misenategop.com/senators/Colbeck.asp?District=7
 
|Campaign website =http://www.colbeckformisenate.com/
 
|Campaign website =http://www.colbeckformisenate.com/
 
|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
}}{{tnr}}'''Patrick Colbeck''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 7 since January 1, 2011.  He currently serves as [[State Senate Assistant Majority Caucus Leader]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Patrick Colbeck''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing [[Michigan State Senate District 7|District 7]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.  Colbeck currently serves as [[State Senate Assistant Majority Caucus Leader|Majority Caucus Chair]].
  
Colbeck has more than 20 years of professional experience in the Aerospace, Defense, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Automotive, Information Technology and financial services fields. Alongside his work as a Senator, Colbeck is an independent management consultant and president of Perspective Shifts, LLC since 2004. In 2007, Patrick formed Tek Made Easy, a web hosting services company
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==Biography==
 
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Colbeck earned his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He also studied at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Michigan State University and the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.  His professional experience includes working in the aerospace, defense, pharmaceutical, healthcare, telecommunications, automotive, information technology and financial services fields. He has been an independent management consultant and President of Perspective Shifts, LLC. In 2007, Patrick formed Tek Made Easy, a web hosting services company.  
Colbeck graduated from the University of Michigan with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering. He has also studied at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Michigan State University, and the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Colbeck served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Colbeck served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Colbeck's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.colbeckformisenate.com/my_plan ''colbeckformisenate.com'', "My Priorities," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
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*Become #1 Job Growth State in Nation
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*Implement Effective Healthcare Solutions
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*Cut Spending and Lower Taxes
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*Promote Educational Excellence
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*Respect Our Constitution
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*Adopt Real Transparency
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*Promote Honesty and Integrity
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI SD7 2014}}
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===2011===
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::''See also: [[Patrick Colbeck recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)]]
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Recall language targeting Colbeck for his support of the Emergency financial manager law was approved by the Wayne County Clerks office in mid-August 2011. Petitioners had 180 days to gather 27,300 signatures in order to trigger a recall election.<ref>[http://northville.patch.com/articles/the-recall-process ''Northville Patch,'' "The Recall Process," September 15, 2011]</ref> Recall organizer Mary Kelley said, "Our wording is simple. People don't want an unelected bureaucrat running their cities or schools."<ref>[http://northville.patch.com/articles/colbeck-recall-petition-approved-but-will-it-yield-results ''Northville Patch,'' "Colbeck Recall Petition Approved But Will It Yield Results?," September 15, 2011]</ref>
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The effort failed to collect enough signatures to put the recall on the November 2011 ballot.
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010]]''
Colbeck won election to the 7th District of the [[Michigan State Senate]] in 2010.  He defeated Democrat Kathleen Law, Libertarian Marlin Brandys, and Independents Michael Kheibari and John Stewart in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/10GENall.html Official Election Results from 2010 State Senate races]</ref>
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Colbeck won election to the 7th District of the [[Michigan State Senate]] in 2010.  He defeated Democrat Kathleen Law, Libertarian Marlin Brandys, and Independents Michael Kheibari and John Stewart in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/10GENall.html ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "Election Results - General Election - November 02, 2010," March 2, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=144198 ''Follow the Money'', "Colbeck, Patrick J," accessed May 30, 2013]</ref>
 
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==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Patrick + Colbeck + Michigan + Senate'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Patrick+Colbeck+Michigan+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Patrick Colbeck News Feed</rss>
 
 
==Recall efforts==
 
::''See also: [[Patrick Colbeck recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)]]
 
Recall language targeting Colbeck for his support of the Emergency financial manager law was approved by the Wayne County Clerks office in mid-August 2011. Petitioners had 180 days to gather 27,300 signatures in order to trigger a recall election.<ref>[http://northville.patch.com/articles/the-recall-process ''Northville Patch,'' "The Recall Process," September 15, 2011]</ref> Recall organizer Mary Kelley said, "Our wording is simple. People don't want an unelected bureaucrat running their cities or schools."<ref>[http://northville.patch.com/articles/colbeck-recall-petition-approved-but-will-it-yield-results ''Northville Patch,'' "Colbeck Recall Petition Approved But Will It Yield Results?," September 15, 2011]</ref>
 
 
The effort failed to collect enough signatures to put the recall on the November 2011 ballot.
 
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
 
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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Patrick Colbeck''' received a '''71%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Patrick Colbeck''' received a '''71%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Colbeck's endorsements include:
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*Right to Life of Michigan<ref>[https://secure.rtl.org/apps/elections/listing ''Right to Life of Michigan'', "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Colbeck has a wife, Angie.
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Colbeck is married to his wife, Angie.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Patrick + Colbeck + Michigan + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Patrick+Colbeck+Michigan+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Patrick Colbeck News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan State Senate]]
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*[[Michigan State Senate#Standing Senate Committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.colbeckformisenate.com/ Colbeck for Michigan Senate 2010]
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*[http://www.misenategop.com/senators/Colbeck.asp?District=7 Office website]
*[http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/Colbeck.asp?District=7 Senate website]
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*[http://www.colbeckformisenate.com/ Official campaign website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=123123 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000007/patrick-colbeck/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=123123 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=123123 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=123123 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134961 2012] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126056 2010]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134961 2012] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126056 2010]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colbeck-for-MI-Senate/342810049751 Facebook profile]
 
  
 
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Patrick Colbeck
Patrick Colbeck.jpg
Michigan State Senate, District 7
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
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan
Master'sUniversity of Michigan
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Patrick Colbeck is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Colbeck currently serves as Majority Caucus Chair.

Biography

Colbeck earned his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He also studied at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Michigan State University and the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. His professional experience includes working in the aerospace, defense, pharmaceutical, healthcare, telecommunications, automotive, information technology and financial services fields. He has been an independent management consultant and President of Perspective Shifts, LLC. In 2007, Patrick formed Tek Made Easy, a web hosting services company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Education
Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

  • Become #1 Job Growth State in Nation
  • Implement Effective Healthcare Solutions
  • Cut Spending and Lower Taxes
  • Promote Educational Excellence
  • Respect Our Constitution
  • Adopt Real Transparency
  • Promote Honesty and Integrity

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Dian Slavens was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Patrick Colbeck defeated Matthew Edwards in the Republican primary. Colbeck faces Slavens in the general election.[2][3][4]

Michigan State Senate, District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Colbeck Incumbent 75.1% 14,494
Matthew Edwards 24.9% 4,807
Total Votes 19,301

2011

See also: Patrick Colbeck recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)

Recall language targeting Colbeck for his support of the Emergency financial manager law was approved by the Wayne County Clerks office in mid-August 2011. Petitioners had 180 days to gather 27,300 signatures in order to trigger a recall election.[5] Recall organizer Mary Kelley said, "Our wording is simple. People don't want an unelected bureaucrat running their cities or schools."[6]

The effort failed to collect enough signatures to put the recall on the November 2011 ballot.

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Colbeck won election to the 7th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Kathleen Law, Libertarian Marlin Brandys, and Independents Michael Kheibari and John Stewart in the November 2 general election.[7]

Michigan State Senate, District 7 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick Colbeck (R) 40,122
Kathleen Law (D) 2,895
John Stewart (I) 2,895
Marlin Brandys (L) 2,895
Michael Kheibari (I) 2,895

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Colbeck is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Colbeck raised a total of $304,553 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[8]

Patrick Colbeck's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 7 Not up for election $65,039
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 7 Won $239,514
Grand Total Raised $304,553

2012

Colbeck was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Colbeck raised a total of $65,039.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patrick Colbeck's campaign in 2012
Michigan Jobs Fund$4,552
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$3,150
DTE Energy$2,700
Michigan State Police Troopers Association$2,000
Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates$1,200
Total Raised in 2012$65,039
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Colbeck won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Colbeck raised a total of $239,514.

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.[9]

January 2011 - March 2012

Patrick Colbeck received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[9]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Colbeck's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[10]

Personal

Colbeck is married to his wife, Angie.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Patrick + Colbeck + Michigan + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Patrick Colbeck News Feed

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See also

External links

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