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  |Name = Phil Cavanagh
 
  |Name = Phil Cavanagh
 
  |Profile picture = Phil Cavanagh.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Phil Cavanagh.jpg
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 10
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 10
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
  |Tenure = January 1, 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - present
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
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  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = November 4, 2014
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  |Next election =  
 
  |Prior office = Commissioner, Wayne County
 
  |Prior office = Commissioner, Wayne County
 
  |Prior office years = 2001-2008
 
  |Prior office years = 2001-2008
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  |Profession = CEO/Lead Consultant/Strategist, MI Strategic Solutions, LLC,
 
  |Profession = CEO/Lead Consultant/Strategist, MI Strategic Solutions, LLC,
 
  |Religion =  
 
  |Religion =  
  |Office website = http://017.housedems.com/
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  |Office website = http://010.housedems.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.philcavanagh.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.philcavanagh.com/
 
  |Personal website = http://www.facebook.com/AskPhilCavanagh
 
  |Personal website = http://www.facebook.com/AskPhilCavanagh
}}{{tnr}}'''Phil Cavanagh''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the District 10 since January 1, 2013. Cavanagh represented District 17 from 2011 to 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Phil Cavanagh''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing [[Michigan House of Representatives District 10|District 10]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Cavanagh is a former four term member of the Wayne County Commission. He also served as an appointee to the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Authority and on the Wayne County Land Bank Authority.
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Cavanagh is a former four-term member of the Wayne County Commission. He also served as an appointee to the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Authority and on the Wayne County Land Bank Authority.
  
Cavanagh holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a bachelor’s in accounting from Aquinas College and a master’s in Business Administration and a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy.  
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==Biography==
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Cavanagh earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Aquinas College, and his M.B.A. and J.D. the University of Detroit Mercy.  
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cavanagh served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cavanagh served on the following committees:
  
 
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cavanagh served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cavanagh served on the following committees:
  
 
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*'''Protecting MI workers'''  
 
*'''Protecting MI workers'''  
 
"Protecting collective bargaining rights and ensuring that workers have a safe working environment are key to accomplishing this."<ref name=themes/>  
 
"Protecting collective bargaining rights and ensuring that workers have a safe working environment are key to accomplishing this."<ref name=themes/>  
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===Voting record details===
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*List of all of Phil Cavanagh’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=27246&CategoryID=0&Keywords=&op=Search&CVN=10000 roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Cavanagh won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 10. He defeated [[Leslie Love]], [[David McNeal]] and [[Jerry Thomas]] in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated [[Jasmine Bridges]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12PRI/12PRIall.html ''Michigan Department of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
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Cavanagh won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 10. He defeated [[Leslie Love]], [[David McNeal]] and [[Jerry Thomas]] in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated [[Jasmine Bridges]] (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12PRI/12PRIall.html ''Michigan Department of State,'' "Election Results - Primary Election - August 07, 2012," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
Cavanagh won election to the District 17 Seat in 2010.  He defeated Frank Tomcsik in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Mike Adams]] (R) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Cavanagh won election to the District 17 seat in 2010.  He defeated Frank Tomcsik in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Mike Adams]] (R) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10PRI/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===More voting record details===
 
*List of all of Phil Cavanagh’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=27246&CategoryID=0&Keywords=&op=Search&CVN=10000 roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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==Campaign contributions==
 
[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=cavanagh&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched=* Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
 
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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'''Phil Cavanagh''' received a '''13%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Phil Cavanagh''' received a '''13%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
  
==Recall effort==
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==Controversies==
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===Recall effort===
 
A [[Republican]] group started a recall campaign against Cavanagh and fellow Democratic state Reps. [[Dian Slavens]] and [[Tim Bledsoe]] in the fall of 2011. Early in January 2012, attorney and GOP strategist Stu Sandler said they would be suspending all three recalls.<ref>[http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20120108/NEWS16/201080463/Group-abandons-Cavanagh-recall?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Royal ''Hometown Life,'' "Group abandons Cavanagh recall," January 8, 2012]</ref>
 
A [[Republican]] group started a recall campaign against Cavanagh and fellow Democratic state Reps. [[Dian Slavens]] and [[Tim Bledsoe]] in the fall of 2011. Early in January 2012, attorney and GOP strategist Stu Sandler said they would be suspending all three recalls.<ref>[http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20120108/NEWS16/201080463/Group-abandons-Cavanagh-recall?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Royal ''Hometown Life,'' "Group abandons Cavanagh recall," January 8, 2012]</ref>
 
===Contact===
 
Rep. Phil Cavanagh<br>
 
N696 House Office Building<br>
 
P.O. Box 30014<br>
 
Lansing, MI 48909-7514<br>
 
Phone: (517) 373-0857<br>
 
philcavanagh@house.mi.gov
 
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://017.housedems.com/ Michigan Legislature - Representative Phil Cavanagh] official government website
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*[http://010.housedems.com/ Office website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000055/phil-cavanagh/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=89602 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=89602 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=89602 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=89602 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125584 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125584 2010]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=27246&CategoryID=0&Keywords=&op=Search&CVN=10000 Michigan Votes - Phil Cavanagh]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=27246&CategoryID=0&Keywords=&op=Search&CVN=10000 Michigan Votes - Phil Cavanagh]
*[http://www.philcavanagh.com/ Official Campaign Website]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/AskPhilCavanagh Campaign Facebook page]
*[http://www.facebook.com/AskPhilCavanagh Cavanagh on Facebook]
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==References==
 
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Phil Cavanagh
Phil Cavanagh.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Commissioner, Wayne County
2001-2008
Education
Bachelor'sAquinas College, 1983
Master'sUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1998
J.D.University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1998
Personal
ProfessionCEO/Lead Consultant/Strategist, MI Strategic Solutions, LLC,
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Phil Cavanagh is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Cavanagh is a former four-term member of the Wayne County Commission. He also served as an appointee to the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Authority and on the Wayne County Land Bank Authority.

Biography

Cavanagh earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Aquinas College, and his M.B.A. and J.D. the University of Detroit Mercy.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Financial Liability Reform, Vice-chair
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cavanagh served on the following committees:

Issues

2012

Campaign themes

A questionnaire distributed by the League of Women Voters asked the candidates to provide information about their legislative priorities and proposed actions regarding those priorities. Cavanagh submitted the following response:

  • Improving the educational system

"I am reviewing a variety of facets pertaining to the educational system including curriculum and teacher evaluation methods. The House already passed teacher tenure reform."[1]

  • Fighting/reducing crime

"Police officers should be adequately funded, and if the PPT is repealed, there needs to be a method for replacing lost revenue to municipalities."[1]

  • Protecting MI workers

"Protecting collective bargaining rights and ensuring that workers have a safe working environment are key to accomplishing this."[1]

Voting record details

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cavanagh won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 10. He defeated Leslie Love, David McNeal and Jerry Thomas in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Jasmine Bridges (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]Associated Press, "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012</ref>

Michigan House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Cavanagh Incumbent 86.4% 36,190
     Republican Jasmine Bridges 13.6% 5,682
Total Votes 41,872
Michigan House of Representatives, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Cavanagh Incumbent 51.3% 5,625
Leslie Love 36.1% 3,962
David McNeal 6.9% 753
Jerry Thomas 5.8% 632
Total Votes 10,972

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cavanagh won election to the District 17 seat in 2010. He defeated Frank Tomcsik in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Mike Adams (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 17 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Cavanagh (D) 16,668
Mike Adams (R) 9,985

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cavanagh is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Cavanagh raised a total of $158,080 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[5]

Phil Cavanagh's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 10 Won $105,450
2010 Michigan State House, District 17 Won $52,630
Grand Total Raised $158,080

2012

Cavanagh won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cavanagh raised a total of $105,540.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phil Cavanagh's campaign in 2012
Cavanagh, Phil$10,735
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$4,720
DTE Energy$4,200
Michigan Education Association$3,725
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers$2,950
Total Raised in 2012$105,540
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cavanagh won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cavanagh raised a total of $52,630.

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

Phil Cavanagh received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Controversies

Recall effort

A Republican group started a recall campaign against Cavanagh and fellow Democratic state Reps. Dian Slavens and Tim Bledsoe in the fall of 2011. Early in January 2012, attorney and GOP strategist Stu Sandler said they would be suspending all three recalls.[7]

Recent news

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See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harvey Santana (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 1
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Andy Dillon (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 1
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Bill LaVoy (D)