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Randy Richardville
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Michigan State Senate, District 17
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Michigan State Senate
2011 – present
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
1998 – 2004
Education
Bachelor'sAlbion College
Master'sAquinas College
Personal
BirthdayAugust 15, 1959
Place of birthMonroe County, Michigan
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Randy Richardville (b. August 15, 1959) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He currently serves as Majority Leader.

Richardville served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1998 to 2004, during which time he served as Majority Leader.

Biography

Richardville earned his bachelor's degree from Albion College and his master's degree from Aquinas College. His professional experience includes working as an Economic Development Director for the City of Monroe from 2004 to 2007.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Randy Richardville endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Vote record

2009-2010

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
  • Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
  • 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.
  • Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.

Elections

2012

See also: Randy Richardville recall, Michigan State Senate (2012)

In January 2012, local tea party leaders publicly called for a recall of Richardville due to his stated opposition to right-to-work legislation.[2]

In early May 2012, petition language against Richardville was rejected in a 3-0 vote by officials in Monroe County because it was unclear. The petition's sponsor, Jeff Andring, had the option to appeal the decision or to reword the petition.[3]

Andring filed a second petition, which was again rejected 3-0 by the Elections Commission on May 22. The commission said the wording was not clear enough, while Andring called the decision “politically motivated.”[4]

On June 12, 2012, petition language against Richardville was approved. One of the reasons for recall listed on the petition was Richardville's support for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.[5] It is unclear how many signatures were collected - the recall did not go to a vote.

2011

See also: Randy Richardville recall, Michigan State Senate (2011)

On July 6, 2011, the Monroe County Elections Commission unanimously approved recall language against Richardville. Targeting him for his vote to tax retirees' pensions, the language consists of one sentence: “While serving in the Michigan Senate on May 12, 2011, Sen. Richardville voted yes on Michigan House Bill 4361 (S-5) as amended.” The petition was the second attempt by Ernest A. Whiteside to begin the recall process against Richardville. Recall proponents had 180 days to gather 22,246 valid signatures in order to schedule a recall election.[6]

The efforts failed to collect enough signatures to place the recall on the November 2011 ballot.

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Richardville won re-election to the 17th District seat in 2010. He defeated Al Bain in the primary. He then defeated Democrat John Spencer and Libertarian Ronald Muszynski in the November 2 general election.

Michigan State Senate, District 17 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Randy Richardville (R) 51,657
John Spencer (D) 32,980
Ronald Muszynski (R) 2,415

2006

On November 7, 2006, Richardville ran for District 17 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Bob Schockman.[7]

Richardville raised $545,468 for his campaign.[8]

Michigan State Senate, District 17
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Randy Richardville (R) 52,113
Bob Schockman (D) 45,445

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Richardville is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Richardville raised a total of $1,476,876 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[9]

Randy Richardville's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $59,770
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 17 Won $184,840
2008 Michigan State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $185,601
2006 Michigan State Senate, District 17 Won $545,467
2002 Michigan State House, District 56 Won $107,536
2000 Michigan State House, District 56 Won $261,477
1998 Michigan State House, District 56 Won $89,406
1996 Michigan State House, District 56 Defeated $42,779
Grand Total Raised $1,476,876

2012

Richardville was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Richardville raised a total of $59,770.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Randy Richardville's campaign in 2012
JP Morgan Chase & Co$6,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$5,000
UPS$3,000
Ford Motor Co.$2,350
Altria$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$59,770
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Richardville won re-election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Richardville raised a total of $184,840.

2008

Richardville was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Richardville raised a total of $185,601.

2006

Richardville won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Richardville raised a total of $545,468.

2002

Richardville won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Richardville raised a total of $107,536.

2000

Richardville won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Richardville raised a total of $261,477.

1998

Richardville won election to the Michigan State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Richardville raised a total of $89,406.

1996

Richardville lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Richardville raised a total of $42,779.

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.[10]

January 2011 - March 2012

Randy Richardville received a 64% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[10]

Personal

Richardville is divorced and has two children.

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Michigan State Senate District 17
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