Rick Outman

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Rick Outman
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Michigan House of Representatives District 70
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sGrand Valley State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Office website
Campaign website
Rick Outman is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 70 since January 1, 2011.

Outman is the owner of Outman Excavating.

Outman graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Teaching.


Campaign Themes

Outman's website highlights 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."

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Outman has been appointed to these committees:



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Outman ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election is November 6.[2]


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.

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


In 2010, Outman raised $203,810 in contributions. [3]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Michigan $137,118
Michigan Republican Party $5,000
Bolger Restore Michigan Fund $5,000
Turnaround PAC $4,000

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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.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

Rick Outman received a 73% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]


Outman and his wife Kris have three children.

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