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Richard Hammel
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Michigan House of Representatives District 48
Former member
In office
2007-2013
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Leader, Michigan State House of Representatives
2011-2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan-Flint
Personal
Place of birthMount Morris Township, MI
CandidateVerification
Richard Hammel was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 48 from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2013. He served as the State House Minority Leader.

Rep. Hammel earned a Bachelor of Applied Science-Industrial Technology from the University of Michigan-Flint. He graduated from Beecher High School in Mount Morris Township. Rep. Hammel and his wife, Debra, have four grown daughters: Alishea, Andrea, Karen and Jessica. They have four grandchildren: Kaydance, Maygen, Blake and Will.

Previous offices held

Rep. Hammel was a Genesee County commissioner for nine years. He served as chair for seven years. He also served as a Mount Morris Township Trustee for four years.


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, 2009-2010

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hammel won re-election to the District 48 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Susan Culver in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 48 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Richard Hammel (D) 15,323
Susan Culver (R) 11,401

2008

On November 04, 2008, Richard Hammel ran for District 48 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Ralph Burger. [1]

Richard Hammel raised $43,259 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 48
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Richard Hammel (D) 28,251
Ralph Burger (R) 13,703

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Hammel received $64,198 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]


2008

In 2008 Richard Hammel collected $43,259 in donations. [4]

His six largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $3,759
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America $3,000
Michigan Farm Bureau $2,500
Michigan Association of Realtors $2,200
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $1,500
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $1,500

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Richard Hammel
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-7557
richardhammel@house.mi.gov

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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

Richard Hammel received a 16% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 48
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Pam Faris (D)