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Tom Casperson
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Michigan State Senate, District 38
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2002 - 2008
Education
High schoolEscanaba High School (1977)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 20, 1959
Place of birthEscanaba, Michigan
ReligionAssembly of God
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom Casperson (b. July 20, 1959) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Casperson served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 108 from 2003 to 2009.

Biography

Casperson's professional experience includes working for his family business, Casperson and Son Trucking, for 27 years. His work in the trucking industry, particularly a 1997 log truck accident spurred Tom to act, leading him to invent a safer way to transport lumber. He drafted a bill, and it was eventually signed into law in 2003.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes, Chair
Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing
Transportation, Chair

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Christopher Germain defeated Chris LaMarche in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Tom Casperson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Casperson faces Germain in the general election.[1][2][3]

Michigan State Senate, District 38 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Germain 50.7% 5,446
Chris LaMarche 49.3% 5,300
Total Votes 10,746

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Casperson won election to the 38th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Michael Lahti in the November 2 general election.[4]

Michigan State Senate, District 38 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Casperson (R) 49,868
Michael Lahti (D) 39,320

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Casperson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Casperson raised a total of $945,656 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[5]

Tom Jasperson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 38 Not up for election $95,846
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 38 Won $504,350
2006 Michigan State House, District 108 Won $131,100
2004 Michigan State House, District 108 Won $115,517
2002 Michigan State House, District 108 Won $98,843
Grand Total Raised $945,656

2012

Casperson was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Casperson raised a total of $95,846.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Casperson's campaign in 2012
Citizens Action Fund$5,000
Michigan Petroleum Association$4,500
Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association$4,294
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$3,500
Cliffs Natural Resources$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$95,846
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Casperson won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Casperson raised a total of $504,350.

2006

Casperson won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Casperson raised a total of $131,100.

2004

Casperson won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Casperson raised a total of $115,517.

2002

Casperson won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Casperson raised a total of $98,843.

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Tom Casperson received a 49% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Casperson's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[7]

Personal

Casperson and his wife, Diane, have four children.

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See also

External links

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 38
2011–present
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