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==Committee Assignments, 2009-2010==
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==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schmidt has been appointed to these committees:
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Commerce, Chair
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Energy and Technology, Vice Chair
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Insurance, Member
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Transportation, Member
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schmidt served on these committees:
 
* [[Commerce Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Commerce]]
 
* [[Commerce Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Commerce]]
 
* [[Health Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Health Policy]]
 
* [[Health Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Health Policy]]

Revision as of 19:18, 10 May 2011

Roy Schmidt
Michigan House of Representatives District 76
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
Current term ends
January 1, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website House Site
Roy Schmidt is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 76 since January 1, 2009.

Rep. Schmidt received his bachelor's degree from Aquinas College.Schmidt and his wife, Donna, live in Grand Rapids. They have three sons, Eric (and his wife, Kim), Ryan (and his wife, Lisa) and Tyler.

Previous offices held

He was elected to four consecutive terms as Grand Rapids City Commissioner, where he served for 16 years. He was elected president of the City Commission in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Political campaign history

Voting 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.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • 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.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • 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.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • 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.

More Voting Record Details

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schmidt has been appointed to these committees: Commerce, Chair Energy and Technology, Vice Chair Insurance, Member Transportation, Member

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Schmidt won re-election to the District 76 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Marc Tonnemacher in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 76 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roy Schmidt (R) 11,678
Marc Tonnemacher (D) 5,929
Matthew Friar (L) 389
Bill Mohr (U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan) 352

2008

On November 04, 2008, Roy Schmidt ran for District 76 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Marc Tonnemacher, Bill Mohr, and Matthew Friar. [1]

Roy Schmidt raised $109,751 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 76
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roy Schmidt (D) 23,416
Marc Tonnemacher (R) 7,049
Bill Mohr (UST) 1,340
Matthew Friar (L) 1,022

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Roy Schmidt collected $109,751 in donations. [3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Roy PAC $5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America $2,500
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $2,500
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $1,500

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Roy Schmidt
N1095 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0822
RoySchmidt@house.mi.gov

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