Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




Difference between revisions of "Paul Opsommer"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - "|Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}" to "|Political party = Republican")
m (Text replace - "Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>" to "''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>")
(2 intermediate revisions by one user not shown)
Line 4: Line 4:
 
  |Profile picture = Paul Opsommer.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Paul Opsommer.jpg
 
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 93
 
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 93
  |Status = Incumbent
+
  |Status = Former member
  |Tenure = 2007-Present
+
  |Tenure = 2007 - 2013
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]]
+
  |Term ends =  
  |Assumed office = 2007
+
  |Assumed office =  
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Leadership =  
 
  |Leadership =  
Line 19: Line 19:
 
  |Leadership 5 =  
 
  |Leadership 5 =  
 
  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Years leadership 5 =  
  |Base salary = $71,865/year
+
  |Base salary =  
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
+
  |Per diem =  
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
Line 27: Line 27:
 
  |First elected = 2006
 
  |First elected = 2006
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
+
  |Next election =  
 
  |Prior office =  
 
  |Prior office =  
 
  |Prior office years =  
 
  |Prior office years =  
Line 51: Line 51:
 
  |Profession =  
 
  |Profession =  
 
  |Religion = Catholic
 
  |Religion = Catholic
  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=093
+
  |Office website =  
 
  |Campaign website =  
 
  |Campaign website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Paul Opsommer''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 93 since January 1, 2007 and currently serving as [[State House Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore|Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore]].
+
}}{{tnr}}'''Paul Opsommer''' was a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 93 from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2013. He served as the [[State House Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore|Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore]].
  
 
Rep. Opsommer graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in secondary education. Paul and his wife of 35 years, Barbara, have lived in Clinton County for the last 32 years. They have two sons and two grandchildren.
 
Rep. Opsommer graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in secondary education. Paul and his wife of 35 years, Barbara, have lived in Clinton County for the last 32 years. They have two sons and two grandchildren.
Line 61: Line 61:
  
 
Opsommer is a former DeWitt mayor and city councilman. He also has extensive experience on many local government agencies and boards, including DeWitt Schools Strategic Planning, Clinton County Conservation District, DeWitt Downtown Development Association, the DeWitt Area Community Alliance, and the Tri-County Ground Water Management Board.
 
Opsommer is a former DeWitt mayor and city councilman. He also has extensive experience on many local government agencies and boards, including DeWitt Schools Strategic Planning, Clinton County Conservation District, DeWitt Downtown Development Association, the DeWitt Area Community Alliance, and the Tri-County Ground Water Management Board.
 
==Political campaign history==
 
  
 
==Voting record==
 
==Voting record==
Line 99: Line 97:
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Opsommer has been appointed to these committees:
+
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Opsommer served on these committees:
 
* [[Energy and Technology Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Energy and Technology]]
 
* [[Energy and Technology Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Energy and Technology]]
 
* [[Health Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Health Policy]]
 
* [[Health Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Health Policy]]
Line 156: Line 154:
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Opsommer received $43,583 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
+
In 2010, Opsommer received $43,583 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
{{slp donor box 2010
 
{{slp donor box 2010
Line 212: Line 210:
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Paul + Opsommer + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Paul + Opsommer + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''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=Paul+Opsommer+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Paul Opsommer News Feed</rss>
+
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Paul+Opsommer+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Paul Opsommer News Feed}}
 
+
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
Line 222: Line 219:
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=093 Michigan Legislature - Representative Paul Opsommer]
 
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=66293 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=66293 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=66293 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=66293 Project Vote Smart biography]
Line 232: Line 228:
 
{{start box}}
 
{{start box}}
 
{{s-off}}
 
{{s-off}}
{{succession box | before = - | title = Michigan House of Representatives District 93 | years = 2007–present | after = NA}}
+
{{succession box | before = - | title = Michigan House of Representatives District 93 | years = 2007 - 2013 | after = [[Tom Leonard]] (R)}}
 
{{end box}}
 
{{end box}}
  
Line 238: Line 234:
 
{{Michigan House of Representatives}}
 
{{Michigan House of Representatives}}
 
{{Michigan}}
 
{{Michigan}}
[[Category:Current member, Michigan House of Representatives]]
+
[[Category:Former member, Michigan House of Representatives]]
 
{{houseelec|2006}}
 
{{houseelec|2006}}
 
[[Category:Republican Party]]
 
[[Category:Republican Party]]

Revision as of 14:35, 23 December 2013

Paul Opsommer
Paul Opsommer.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 93
Former member
In office
2007 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1975
Personal
BirthdayOctober 31, 1952
Place of birthDetroit, MI
ReligionCatholic
CandidateVerification
Paul Opsommer was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 93 from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2013. He served as the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore.

Rep. Opsommer graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in secondary education. Paul and his wife of 35 years, Barbara, have lived in Clinton County for the last 32 years. They have two sons and two grandchildren.

Previous offices held

Opsommer is a former DeWitt mayor and city councilman. He also has extensive experience on many local government agencies and boards, including DeWitt Schools Strategic Planning, Clinton County Conservation District, DeWitt Downtown Development Association, the DeWitt Area Community Alliance, and the Tri-County Ground Water Management Board.

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

  • Click below to see how this representative voted.
  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.


More voting record details

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Opsommer served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Opsommer won re-election to the District 93 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Travis Lacelle (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 93 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Paul Opsommer (R) 22,287
Travis Lacelle (D) 9,476

2008

On November 04, 2008, Paul Opsommer ran for District 93 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Ron McComb and Darryl Schmitz. [1]

Paul Opsommer raised $51,331 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 93
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Paul Opsommer (R) 26,515
Ron McComb (D) 17,957
Darryl Schmitz (L) 1,356

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Opsommer received $43,583 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]


2008

In 2008 Paul Opsommer collected $51,331 in donations. [4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
Michigan Farm Bureau $2,300
Gaffney Leadership Fund, Ed. $2,000
Paul Opsommer $2,000
CMS Energy $1,900

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Paul Opsommer
N-1197 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-1778
PaulOpsommer@house.mi.gov

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Paul + Opsommer + Michigan + Legislature

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

Paul Opsommer News Feed

  • Loading...

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

Paul Opsommer received a 77% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
-
Michigan House of Representatives District 93
2007 - 2013
Succeeded by
Tom Leonard (R)