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  |Name = Rick Outman
 
  |Name = Rick Outman
 
  |Profile picture = Rick Outman.jpg
 
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 70
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 70
  |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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  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Pension  =  
 
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
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  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = November 4, 2014
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  |Office website = http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=070
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  |Office website = http://repoutman.gophouse.org
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/templates/displayfiles/tmpl23.asp?SiteID=3090&PageID=57137&Trial=false
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/templates/displayfiles/tmpl23.asp?SiteID=3090&PageID=57137&Trial=false
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Rick Outman''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 70 since January 1, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Rick Outman''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 70.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Outman is the owner of Outman Excavating.
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==Biography==
 
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Outman earned his B.S. in Teaching  from Grand Valley State University. His professional experience includes working as the owner of Outman Excavating.
Outman graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Teaching.
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Outman's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/templates/displayfiles/tmpl23.asp?SiteID=3090&PageID=57137&Trial=false "campaignsitebuilder," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''Small Business Owner Focused on Job Creation'''
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*Excerpt:"While it is not the job of government to make jobs, it is the job of government to make an environment that is friendly so businesses can create jobs."
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'''I Believe Life is Precious'''
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*Excerpt:"Life is a gift from God, and I will fight to protect His most precious gift: life. We must protect the most vulnerable in our communities: the sick, the elderly, and the unborn. This is why I am Pro-Life."
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'''Dedicated to Creating Transparency in Government'''
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*Excerpt:"Lawmakers often forget who employs them, US! I believe that it is important to create accountability and transparency in our government. The books should be open for all to see and everything should be done out in the open."
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'''Defender of the 2nd Amendment'''
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*Excerpt:"From my time in the military serving our country and a lifetime spent hunting, my belief that the right to bear arms is part of what makes this country great. This belief led me to join the National Rifle Association, and I will fight to protect and restore our freedoms in every way."
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Outman served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Outman served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Outman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/templates/displayfiles/tmpl23.asp?SiteID=3090&PageID=57137&Trial=false "campaignsitebuilder," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''Small Business Owner Focused on Job Creation'''
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*Excerpt: "While it is not the job of government to make jobs, it is the job of government to make an environment that is friendly so businesses can create jobs."
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'''I Believe Life is Precious'''
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*Excerpt: "Life is a gift from God, and I will fight to protect His most precious gift: life. We must protect the most vulnerable in our communities: the sick, the elderly, and the unborn. This is why I am Pro-Life."
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'''Dedicated to Creating Transparency in Government'''
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*Excerpt: "Lawmakers often forget who employs them, US! I believe that it is important to create accountability and transparency in our government. The books should be open for all to see and everything should be done out in the open."
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'''Defender of the 2nd Amendment'''
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*Excerpt: "From my time in the military serving our country and a lifetime spent hunting, my belief that the right to bear arms is part of what makes this country great. This belief led me to join the National Rifle Association, and I will fight to protect and restore our freedoms in every way."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI HD70 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Outman won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 70. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Mike Huckleberry]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<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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Outman won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 70. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Mike Huckleberry]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<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]]''
  
Outman won election to the District 70 Seat in 2010.  He defeated [[Denise Drury]], [[Lloyd Scoby]], [[Ed Sternisha]] and [[Michael Van Kleeck]]  in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated [[Michael Huckleberry]] (D) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Outman won election to the District 70 seat in 2010.  He defeated [[Denise Drury]], [[Lloyd Scoby]], [[Ed Sternisha]] and [[Michael Van Kleeck]]  in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated [[Michael Huckleberry]] (D) 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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|link=<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=66807 ''Follow the Money'', "Outman, Rick," accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
 
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==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Rick + Outman + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Rick+Outman+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Rick Outman News Feed</rss>
 
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012]</ref>
 
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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Rick Outman''' received a '''73%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Rick Outman''' received a '''73%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Outman's endorsements included the following:
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*Right to Life of Michigan<ref>[https://secure.rtl.org/apps/elections/listing ''Right to Life of Michigan'', "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Outman and his wife Kris have three children.
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Outman and his wife, Kris, have three children.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Rick + Outman + Michigan + Legislature'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Rick+Outman+Michigan+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Rick Outman News Feed}}
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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]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=070 House website]
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*[http://repoutman.gophouse.org Office website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000108/rick-outman/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://vote-mi.org/Intro.aspx?State=MI&Id=MIOutmanRick Profile from Vote-USA]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=105560 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=105560 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105560 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=105560 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125925 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125925 2010]
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Rick Outman
Rick Outman.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 70
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sGrand Valley State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Rick Outman is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 70. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Outman earned his B.S. in Teaching from Grand Valley State University. His professional experience includes working as the owner of Outman Excavating.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Commerce
Elections and Ethics
Energy and Technology
Families, Children, and Seniors

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Outman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Small Business Owner Focused on Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "While it is not the job of government to make jobs, it is the job of government to make an environment that is friendly so businesses can create jobs."

I Believe Life is Precious

  • Excerpt: "Life is a gift from God, and I will fight to protect His most precious gift: life. We must protect the most vulnerable in our communities: the sick, the elderly, and the unborn. This is why I am Pro-Life."

Dedicated to Creating Transparency in Government

  • Excerpt: "Lawmakers often forget who employs them, US! I believe that it is important to create accountability and transparency in our government. The books should be open for all to see and everything should be done out in the open."

Defender of the 2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "From my time in the military serving our country and a lifetime spent hunting, my belief that the right to bear arms is part of what makes this country great. This belief led me to join the National Rifle Association, and I will fight to protect and restore our freedoms in every way."

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. James Hoisington defeated Ken Hart in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Rick Outman was unopposed in the Republican primary. Outman defeated Hoisington in the general election.[2][3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 70 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Outman Incumbent 61.8% 13,376
     Democratic James Hoisington 38.2% 8,283
Total Votes 21,659
Michigan House of Representatives, District 70 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Hoisington 54% 1,138
Ken Hart 46% 970
Total Votes 2,108

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Outman won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 70. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Mike Huckleberry (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 70, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Outman Incumbent 54.5% 17,709
     Democratic Mike Huckleberry 45.5% 14,809
Total Votes 32,518

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Outman won election to the District 70 seat in 2010. He defeated Denise Drury, Lloyd Scoby, Ed Sternisha and Michael Van Kleeck in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Michael Huckleberry (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 70 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Outman (R) 12,932
Michael Huckleberry (D) 10,086
Patty Hone (L) 518

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Outman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Outman raised a total of $518,506 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[8]

Rick Outman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 70 Won $302,833
2010 Michigan State House, District 70 Won $203,810
2008 Michigan State House, District 70 Defeated $11,863
Grand Total Raised $518,506

2012

Outman won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Outman raised a total of $302,833.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Outman's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Committee Of Michigan$168,783
Joe Haveman House Fund$5,500
Bolger Restore Michigan Fund$5,000
Mike Callton Action Fund$5,000
One Tough Nerd PAC$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$302,833
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Outman won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Outman raised a total of $203,810.

2008

Outman lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Outman raised a total of $11,863.

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.[9]

January 2011 - March 2012

Rick Outman received a 73% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[9]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Outman's endorsements included the following:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[10]

Personal

Outman and his wife, Kris, have three children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Rick + Outman + Michigan + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Rick Outman News Feed

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Huckleberry (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 70
2011–present
Succeeded by
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