|Michigan State Senate District 32|
|2007 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Michigan House of Representatives|
|2004 – 2006|
|M.D.||Wayne State University|
|Date of birth||January 28, 1945|
|Place of birth||Monroe, Michigan|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 District 32
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Recent news
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kahn has been appointed to these committees:
- Appropriations, Chair
- Fiscal Agency Board of Governors, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kahn served on these committees:
Kahn represents Michigan Senate District 32. District 32 includes the Greater Saginaw region.
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.
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.
- 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)|
|Roger Kahn (R)||43,577|
|Debasish Mridha (D)||32,692|
|Keith Beyerlein (US Taxpayers Party of Michigan)||1,618|
|Albert Chia, Jr. (L)||702|
Kahn raised $809,816 for his campaign.
|Michigan State Senate, District 32|
|Roger Kahn (R)||45,781|
|Carl Williams (D)||45,331|
In 2010, Kahn received $217,585 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Michigan State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Roger Kahn's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$6,799|
|Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance||$5,950|
|Michigan Association Of Health Plans||$5,400|
|Michigan Bankers Association||$4,900|
|Michigan State Medical Society||$4,848|
|Total Raised in 2010||$217,585|
In 2006 Roger Kahn collected $809,816 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Michigan Senate Republican Campaign Committee||$389,211|
|Knights of the Round Table||$10,000|
|Jason Allen Majority Fund||$10,000|
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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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Roger Kahn received a 53% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Roger is married to Nyla Garcia. They have eight children and reside in Saginaw, Michigan.
- Official Michigan State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart summary
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Senator Kahn's facebook
- Voting record from Michigan Votes
- Michigan Senate Republicans facebook
- Senator Kahn's podcasts and commentary on iTunes
- "Michigan Senate" List of Standing Committees
- "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts
- 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
- michigancapitolconfidential.com "SEIU Sent Key GOP Senator $5K on Day Bill to End 'Forced Unionization' Arrived in Senate" Febreuary 6, 2012
- Michigan State Senate official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Kahn's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- 2006 contributors to Roger Kahn
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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