|Michigan House of Representatives District 48|
|Minority Leader, Michigan State House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||University of Michigan-Flint|
|Place of birth||Mount Morris Township, MI|
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.
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.
More voting record details
- List of all of Richard Hammel’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Richard Hammel’s 18 missed roll-call votes
Committee Assignments, 2009-2010
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 48 General election (2010)|
|Richard Hammel (D)||15,323|
|Susan Culver (R)||11,401|
Richard Hammel raised $43,259 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 48|
|Richard Hammel (D)||28,251|
|Ralph Burger (R)||13,703|
In 2010, Hammel received $64,198 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard Hammel's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Association Of Health Plans||$4,116|
|Michigan Emergency Doctors||$4,000|
|Michigan Association Of Realtors||$4,000|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$2,800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$64,198|
In 2008 Richard Hammel collected $43,259 in donations. 
His six largest contributors in 2008 were:
|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|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Richard Hammel
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Richard Hammel received a 16% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Richard Hammel
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Richard Hammel
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Richard Hammel on Facebook
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Hammel's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Richard Hammel
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
|Michigan House of Representatives District 48
| Succeeded by|
Pam Faris (D)
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