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|Position             = Michigan House of Representatives District 67
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|Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 67
|Status               = Representative-elect
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|Status = Incumbent
|Political party     = Democratic
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|Tenure = January 1, 2013 - present
|Profession          = Lansing Fire Chief
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}}{{tnr}}'''Tom Cochran''' is a [[Democratic]] representative-elect of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Tom Cochran''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 67. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cochran served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 = Insurance
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|Committee2 = Transportation and Infrastructure
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Campaign Themes===
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===Campaign themes===
Cochran's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://votetomcochran.com/ "votetomcochran," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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====2012====
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Cochran's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://votetomcochran.com/ "votetomcochran," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
 
'''Voice your opinion'''
 
'''Voice your opinion'''
*Excerpt:"I care about the issues facing Mid-Michigan, and more importantly I care to hear your opinion."
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*Excerpt: "I care about the issues facing Mid-Michigan, and more importantly I care to hear your opinion."
 
'''Public Safety'''
 
'''Public Safety'''
*Excerpt:"Public safety is about caring for citizens within a community and keeping them safe. This is the primary objective and goal for police, emergency medical services (EMS) and firefighters."
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*Excerpt: "Public safety is about caring for citizens within a community and keeping them safe. This is the primary objective and goal for police, emergency medical services (EMS) and firefighters."
 
'''Senior & Middle Class Taxes'''
 
'''Senior & Middle Class Taxes'''
*Excerpt:"I seek to change the Michigan tax code imposed by our current Republican-led Legislature, which negatively impacts seniors and the hard-working middle class citizens of Michigan."
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*Excerpt: "I seek to change the Michigan tax code imposed by our current Republican-led Legislature, which negatively impacts seniors and the hard-working middle class citizens of Michigan."
 
'''Elder Care and Rights'''
 
'''Elder Care and Rights'''
*Excerpt:"An estimated 90,000 older and vulnerable adults are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation each year. It’s an alarming number that needs to be and can be reduced with the right amount of education and awareness."
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*Excerpt: "An estimated 90,000 older and vulnerable adults are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation each year. It’s an alarming number that needs to be and can be reduced with the right amount of education and awareness."
 
'''Jobs'''
 
'''Jobs'''
*Excerpt:"Job creation and strengthening Michigan’s economy should be the legislature's top priorities. I believe that by taking advantage of our highly skill workforce and by fostering opportunities in renewable energy, high tech new manufacturing while encouraging small business entrepreneurs we can get people back to work."
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*Excerpt: "Job creation and strengthening Michigan’s economy should be the legislature's top priorities. I believe that by taking advantage of our highly skill workforce and by fostering opportunities in renewable energy, high tech new manufacturing while encouraging small business entrepreneurs we can get people back to work."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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Cochran won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 67. He defeated [[Walt Sorg]] and [[Jerry Ketchum]] in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated [[Jeff Oesterle]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 6, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
 
Cochran won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 67. He defeated [[Walt Sorg]] and [[Jerry Ketchum]] in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated [[Jeff Oesterle]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 6, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
  
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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===2012===
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|org1 = Michigan House Democratic Fund
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|org3 = Michigan Professional Fire Fighters
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|org4 = Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of Michigan
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|org5 = Michigan Auto Workers
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|orgamount1 = 145882
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Cochran and his wife Kathy have three sons.<ref>[http://votetomcochran.com/about_tom ''Votetomcochran.com'' "About Tom," Accessed August 6, 2012]</ref>
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Cochran and his wife, Kathy, have three sons.<ref>[http://votetomcochran.com/about_tom ''Votetomcochran.com'' "About Tom," Accessed August 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/139966/tom-cochran Votesmart]  
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*[http://067.housedems.com/ Office website]
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/139966/tom-cochran Project Vote Smart profile]  
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 02:55, 31 October 2013

Tom Cochran
Tom Cochran.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 67
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Board Member, Mason School District
Education
Bachelor'sSiena Heights University
Personal
Place of birthLansing
ProfessionLansing Fire Chief
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tom Cochran is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 67. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Insurance
Transportation and Infrastructure

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Cochran's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Voice your opinion

  • Excerpt: "I care about the issues facing Mid-Michigan, and more importantly I care to hear your opinion."

Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "Public safety is about caring for citizens within a community and keeping them safe. This is the primary objective and goal for police, emergency medical services (EMS) and firefighters."

Senior & Middle Class Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I seek to change the Michigan tax code imposed by our current Republican-led Legislature, which negatively impacts seniors and the hard-working middle class citizens of Michigan."

Elder Care and Rights

  • Excerpt: "An estimated 90,000 older and vulnerable adults are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation each year. It’s an alarming number that needs to be and can be reduced with the right amount of education and awareness."

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Job creation and strengthening Michigan’s economy should be the legislature's top priorities. I believe that by taking advantage of our highly skill workforce and by fostering opportunities in renewable energy, high tech new manufacturing while encouraging small business entrepreneurs we can get people back to work."

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cochran won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 67. He defeated Walt Sorg and Jerry Ketchum in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Jeff Oesterle (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 67, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cochran 56.4% 24,916
     Republican Jeff Oesterle 43.6% 19,275
Total Votes 44,191
Michigan House of Representatives, District 67 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cochran 45.7% 2,087
Walt Sorg 36.7% 1,679
Jerry Ketchum 17.6% 803
Total Votes 4,569

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cochran is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cochran raised a total of $269,178 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[4]

Tom Cochran's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 67 Won $269,178
Grand Total Raised $269,178

2012

Cochran won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cochran raised a total of $269,178.

Personal

Cochran and his wife, Kathy, have three sons.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Barbara Byrum (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 67
2013–present
Succeeded by
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