Pete Lund

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Peter Lund
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Michigan House of Representatives District 36
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sAdrian College
Master'sWayne State University
Personal
Birthday03/13/1964
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Peter Lund is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 36th District since January 1, 2009 and currently serving as Majority Whip.

Rep. Lund received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Adrian College. He received an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance from Wayne State University. Representative Lund is the owner of Direct Mailers, and a part-time professor of Public Finance at Walsh College. Prior to running and winning office as a state representative in 2008, Lund served as Macomb County Commissioner for eleven years. On February 10, 2009, representative Lund introduced legislation for the first time. The legislation would stop property taxes from increasing while property values are declining, an issue Lund felt had been very important to constiuents throughout the election.

Pete Lund resides in Shelby Township with his wife, Karen Potchynok-Lund. He has two daughters.

Previous offices held

Lund served as a Macomb County commissioner for eleven years before being elected state representative.

Political campaign history

  • 2008 election for State House
    • Pete Lund (R) 61%
    • Robert Murphy (D) 39%

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • 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.

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Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lund has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lund won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 36. He defeated Tadd Siglow in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Robert Murphy (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Lund Incumbent 64.1% 26,870
     Democratic Robert Murphy 35.9% 15,024
Total Votes 41,894


Michigan House of Representatives, District 36 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Lund Incumbent 74.5% 8,572
Tadd Siglow 25.5% 2,937
Total Votes 11,509

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lund won re-election to the District 36 Seat in 2010. He defeated Sebastian Previti and Brian Senia in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Robert Murphy (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 36 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Lund (R) 25,523
Robert Murphy (D) 11,027

2008

On November 04, 2008, Peter Lund ran for District 36 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Robert Murphy. [2]

Peter Lund raised $50,872 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 36
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Lund (R) 30,753
Robert Murphy (D) 19,905

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Lund received $45,790 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pete Lund's campaign in 2010
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$4,250
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$3,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$2,500
Michigan Mcdonalds Operators Association$1,400
Michigan Society Of Anesthesiologists$1,325
Total Raised in 2010 $45,790

2008

In 2008 Peter Lund collected $50,872 in donations. [5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Peter Lund $22,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $2,000
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $1,150
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $1,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Peter Lund
S-885 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-0843
PeteLund@house.mi.gov

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Peter Lund received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Personal

Lund and his wife Karen have two children.

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