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|Name =Roger Kahn
political position  = Michigan Senate District 32 |
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|Position = Michigan State Senate, District 32
assumed office     = 2007 |
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term ends          = 2010 |
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|Tenure =2007 - present
political party    = [[Republican]] |
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]]
profession          = Cardiologist |
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|Assumed office = 2007
  website             = [http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/Kahn.asp?District=32 Senate site] |
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}}{{tnr}}'''Roger Kahn''' has been a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan Senate]] since 2007 with his term expiring in 2010. Kahn is eligible for re-election in 2010. Before becoming a Senator, Kahn served in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] from 2004 to 2006 and was a County Commissioner for Saginaw County.
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{{tnr}}'''Roger Kahn''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 32 since January 1, 2007. He currently serves as [[State Senate Assistant Majority Whip|Assistant Majority Whip]]. Before becoming a Senator, Kahn served in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] from 2004 to 2006 and was a County Commissioner for Saginaw County.
  
Kahn graduated from Delta College with his Bachelor's Degree and graduated with his Medical Degree from Wayne State.  Kahn is a cardiologist when the Senate is not in session and was a former clinical professor at Michigan State.
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Kahn is a cardiologist when the Senate is not in session and was a former clinical professor at Michigan State.
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Kahn graduated from Delta College with his Bachelor's Degree and graduated with his Medical Degree from Wayne State University.  
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kahn served on the following committees:
  
Kahn serves on these committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations
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|Chair1 = Chair
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* [[Appropriation Committee, Michigan Senate|Appropriation]]
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===2011-2012===
* [[Transportation Committee, Michigan Senate|Transportation]] (Vice Chair)<ref>[http://www.senate.michigan.gov/committees/standing.htm "Michigan Senate" List of Standing Committees]</ref>
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kahn served on these committees:
  
==District 32==
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Kahn represents Michigan Senate District 32.  District 32 includes the Greater Saginaw region<ref>[http://www.senate.michigan.gov/2003/32.pdf "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts]</ref>.
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kahn served on these committees:
  
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==District 32==
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Kahn represents Michigan Senate District 32.  District 32 includes the Greater Saginaw region<ref>[http://www.senate.michigan.gov/2003/32.pdf "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts]</ref>.
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==Issues==
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/09/mitt-romney-announces-support-michigan-speaker-house-jase-bolger-and-additional-m ''Mitt Romney Campaign Website'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011]</ref>
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===Vote record===
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====Key votes of 2009-2010====
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*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
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* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12976 Driver Responsibility Fees], Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12780 Crony Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12632 Golf Carts], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12005 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags], Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Remonumentation of State Border], Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Fire Safe Cigarettes], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11469 A Good Tax Gone Bad?], Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11219 It’s From the Children], Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10862 Don’t Blame Canada], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10864 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 2], Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 3], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10494 Grapes of Wrath], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10499 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.
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===SEIU contribution===
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Senator Kahn received a $5,000 campaign contribution from 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.<ref>[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/16413 ''michigancapitolconfidential.com'' "SEIU Sent Key GOP Senator $5K on Day Bill to End 'Forced Unionization' Arrived in Senate" Febreuary 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010]]''
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Kahn won re-election to the 32nd District Seat in 2010.  He defeated [[Gary Dunn]] in the primary.  He then defeated Democrat [[Debasish Mridha]], Libertarian [[Albert Chia, Jr.]], and [[Keith Beyerlein]] in the November 2 general election.
  
===2008===
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{{Votebox |
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  office = Michigan State Senate, District 32 General election (2010)
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Roger Kahn (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''43,577'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Debasish Mridha (D)
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| align="right" | 32,692
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Keith Beyerlein (US Taxpayers Party of Michigan)
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| align="right" | 1,618
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| colspan="2" | Albert Chia, Jr. (L)
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| align="right" | 702
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|}
  
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===2006===
 
On November 07, 2006, Kahn ran for District 32 of the [[Michigan State Senate]], beating Carl Williams and Lloyd Clarke. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/06GEN/07032000.html ''Michigan State Senate official election results for 2008'']</ref>
 
On November 07, 2006, Kahn ran for District 32 of the [[Michigan State Senate]], beating Carl Williams and Lloyd Clarke. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/06GEN/07032000.html ''Michigan State Senate official election results for 2008'']</ref>
  
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==Personal==
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Kahn
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|Editdate= May 31, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=5522 ''Follow the Money'', "Kahn, Roger." Retrieved May 31, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=213795
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|office2012=Michigan State Senate, District 32
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|totalraised2010=217585
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|Michigan State Senate, District 32]]
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|totalraised2008=234882
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|office2008=Michigan State Senate, District 32
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|totalraised2006=809816
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2006|Michigan State Senate, District 32]]
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|totalraised2004=153147
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|result2004=Won
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|office2004=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2004|Michigan State House, District 94]]
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}}
  
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===2012===
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|name = Kahn
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|total raised = 213795
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|org1 = Chaldean Chamber Of Commerce
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|org2 = Health Care Association Of Michigan
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|org3 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org4 = DTE Energy
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|org5 = SEIU Healthcare Michigan
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|orgamount1 = 9000
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|orgamount2 = 8000
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|orgamount4 = 6500
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name= Kahn
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|full name= Roger Kahn
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|office = Michigan State Senate
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 217585
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|org1 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org2 = Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance
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|org3 = Michigan Association Of Health Plans
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|org4 = Michigan Bankers Association
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|org5 = Michigan State Medical Society
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|orgamount1 = 6799
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===2008===
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|name = Kahn
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|full Name = Roger Kahn
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|office= Michigan State Senate
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 234882
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|org1 = Service Employees Local 79
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|org2 = Bishop Maj Fund Leadership PAC
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|org3 = Michigan Education Association
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|org4 = Michigan Association Of Realtors
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|org5 = Michigan State Medical Society
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|orgamount1 = 6000
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 4942
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===2006===
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|name = Kahn
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|office= Michigan State Senate
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 809816
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|org1 = Michigan Senate Republican Campaign Committee
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|org2 = Kahn, Roger N.
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|org3 = Jason Allen Majority Fund
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|org4 = Cox 5200 Club
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|org5 = Impact Community Action Fund
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|orgamount1 = 389211
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|orgamount2 = 29865
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|orgamount3 = 10000
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|orgamount4 = 10000
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|orgamount5 = 10000
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|}}
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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = Kahn
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|full Name = Roger Kahn
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 153147
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|org1 = Kahn, Roger
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|org2 = Michigan State Medical Society
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|org3 = Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance
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|org4 = Great Lakes Education Project
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|org5 = Michigan Osteopathic Association
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|orgamount1 = 36486
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|orgamount2 = 4979
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|orgamount3 = 3500
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|orgamount4 = 3000
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|orgamount5 = 2500
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|}}
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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 '''Roger + Kahn + Michigan + Senate'''
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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>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Roger+Kahn+Michigan+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Roger Kahn News Feed</rss>
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==Scorecards==
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
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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 22, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
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'''Roger Kahn''' received a '''53%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Personal==
 
Roger is married to Nyla Garcia.  They have eight children and reside in Saginaw, Michigan.
 
Roger is married to Nyla Garcia.  They have eight children and reside in Saginaw, Michigan.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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{{submit a leg link}}
 
* [http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/Kahn.asp?District=32 Official Michigan State Senate website]
 
* [http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/Kahn.asp?District=32 Official Michigan State Senate website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=37854 Project Vote Smart biography]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=37854 Project Vote Smart summary]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97585 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90317 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68549 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2855 2002]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=37854 Project Vote Smart biography]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134986 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=126122 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97585 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90317 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68549 2004]
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* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roger-Kahn/29562338048 Senator Kahn's facebook]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=5351&Keywords=&op=Search Voting record from Michigan Votes]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=5351&Keywords=&op=Search Voting record from Michigan Votes]
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* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lansing-MI/Michigan-Senate-Republicans/71839767381 Michigan Senate Republicans facebook]
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* [http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podcasts-commentary-from-state/id258593474 Senator Kahn's podcasts and commentary on iTunes]
  
 
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Revision as of 09:23, 11 June 2013

Roger Kahn
Kahn.jpg
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 since January 1, 2007. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Whip. Before becoming a Senator, Kahn served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2004 to 2006 and was a County Commissioner for Saginaw County.

Kahn is a cardiologist when the Senate is not in session and was a former clinical professor at Michigan State.

Kahn graduated from Delta College with his Bachelor's Degree and graduated with his Medical Degree from Wayne State University.

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 these committees:

2009-2010

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

District 32

Kahn represents Michigan Senate District 32. District 32 includes the Greater Saginaw region[1].

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

  • Click below to see how this representative voted.
  • 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

Senator Kahn received a $5,000 campaign contribution from 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 Democrat Debasish Mridha, Libertarian Albert Chia, Jr., and Keith Beyerlein 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

On November 07, 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
Health Care 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.

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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

Roger is married to Nyla Garcia. They have eight children and reside in Saginaw, Michigan.

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