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After high school in Monroe, Sen. Kahn attended Delta College, MSU, and Wayne State University where he received his MD degree.<ref>[http://www.senatorrogerkahn.com/meet-senator-kahn/ ''senatorrogerkahn.com,'' "Meet Senator Kahn," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
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After high school in Monroe, Kahn attended Delta College, MSU, and Wayne State University where he received his MD degree.<ref>[http://www.senatorrogerkahn.com/meet-senator-kahn/ ''senatorrogerkahn.com,'' "Meet Senator Kahn," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Roger Kahn
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Michigan State Senate, District 32
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2004 – 2006
Education
M.D.Wayne State University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 28, 1945
Place of birthMonroe, Michigan
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Roger Kahn is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Whip.

Kahn served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2004 to 2006, and was a Saginaw County Commissioner.

Biography

After high school in Monroe, Kahn attended Delta College, MSU, and Wayne State University where he received his MD degree.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kahn served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Roger Kahn endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Vote 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.
  • 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.
  • Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
  • Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
  • 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.
  • Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.

SEIU contribution

Kahn received a $5,000 campaign contribution from the Service Employees International Union on June 9, 2011, the day HB4003 was sent to the Senate. HB4003 was set to end the Home Healthcare Dues Skim program, under which the SEIU received more than $28 million. Kahn's office did not respond to requests for comment by reporters.[3]

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Kahn won re-election to the 32nd District seat in 2010. He defeated Gary Dunn in the primary. He then defeated Debasish Mridha (D), Albert Chia, Jr. (L), and Keith Beyerlein (UST) in the November 2 general election.

Michigan State Senate, District 32 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Kahn (R) 43,577
Debasish Mridha (D) 32,692
Keith Beyerlein (US Taxpayers Party of Michigan) 1,618
Albert Chia, Jr. (L) 702

2006

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Kahn ran for District 32 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Carl Williams and Lloyd Clarke.[4]

Kahn raised $809,816 for his campaign.[5]

Michigan State Senate, District 32
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Kahn (R) 45,781
Carl Williams (D) 45,331
Lloyd Clarke 2,305

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kahn is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Kahn raised a total of $1,629,225 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[6]

Roger Kahn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $213,795
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 32 Won $217,585
2008 Michigan State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $234,882
2006 Michigan State Senate, District 32 Won $809,816
2004 Michigan State House, District 94 Won $153,147
Grand Total Raised $1,629,225

2012

Kahn was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kahn raised a total of $213,795.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roger Kahn's campaign in 2012
Chaldean Chamber Of Commerce$9,000
Healthcare Association Of Michigan$8,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$8,000
DTE Energy$6,500
SEIU Healthcare Michigan$5,500
Total Raised in 2012$213,795
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kahn won re-election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Kahn raised a total of $217,585.

2008

Kahn was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Kahn raised a total of $234,882.

2006

Kahn won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Kahn raised a total of $809,816.

2004

Kahn won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Kahn raised a total of $153,147.

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.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Roger Kahn received a 53% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

Personal

Kahn and his wife, Nyla Garcia, have eight children.

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