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Richard Rajkovich
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 66
Bachelor'sWestern Michgian University
Master'sWestern Michgian University
ProfessionTeacher/educator (retired)
Campaign website
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Richard Rajkovich was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 66 of the Michigan House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Rajkovich's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Re-evaluate Corporate Tax Cuts

  • Excerpt:"Corporate tax cuts should be earned - with a set of guidelines based on job hires, in-sourcing and environmental standing."

Repeal Emergency Financial Law

  • Excerpt:"A financial expert assistance program that would advise & help form recovery plans should be considered rather than replacing municipal governments with Emergency financial managers."

Support Collective Bargaining

  • Excerpt:"I do support the protection of collective bargaining. The U.S. economy regularly improves when management and labor negotiate."

Small Business Tax Cuts

  • Excerpt:"I support tax cuts to firms that hire and retain workers, including our vets."

Restoration of Public Funds in Education

  • Excerpt:"Public taxes support public education not private for-profit schools. Good schools create investment, jobs, opportunity, healthy economies, security."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rajkovich ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 66. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Aric Nesbitt (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 66, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAric Nesbitt Incumbent 58.6% 22,997
     Democratic Richard Rajkovich 41.4% 16,276
Total Votes 39,273

Campaign themes

"Government's priority is to provide services for what the public cannot provide individually. Generally speaking, government serves for the general good, for economic growth, public health and a strong, secure defense.

I want to see collective bargaining protected, a restoration of low-income tax credits and a resinding or replacment for commerical personal property tax revenues. I would like to see an increase in minimum wage to create spending power and to increase small business earnings. I want to see recent worker's compensation changes re-visited, reconsidered -- to see windfall corporate tax cuts earned -- tied to job hires and environmental standing and a restoration of full-funding to public education to create investment and jobs, thus a strong economy. I want the right to vote to be a fair, straightforward process; assured for every citizen."[3]

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