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Tom Leonard
Tom Leonard.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 93
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
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
Assistant Attorney General
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan
J.D.Michigan State University College of Law
Office website
Campaign website
Tom Leonard is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 93. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Insurance, Vice-chair
Michigan Competitiveness


Campaign themes


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

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Jobs and the economy must remain priority #1 for our elected leaders. As your state representative, I will work to keep taxes low and remove excessive regulations that hinder job growth in our state."

Fighting Crime

  • Excerpt: "I am a strong supporter of Attorney General Bill Schuette’s VO-4 initiative, which allows prosecutors to require a minimum 25-year sentence for certain repeat criminals who have committed four felonies while progressing to more violent crimes. "

Defending Life

  • Excerpt: "I am 100% pro-life and am proud to be endorsed by the Right to Life of Michigan – PAC."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "As a CPL holder and member of the NRA, I understand the importance of preserving the right to keep and bear arms."


  • Excerpt: "Farmers are some of the best conservationists in our society and their very livelihood depends on the land which they manage."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Josh Derke was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Tom Leonard was unopposed in the Republican primary. Michael Trebesh ran as an independent candidate. Leonard defeated Derke and Trebesh in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 93 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Leonard Incumbent 56.2% 18,740
     Democratic Josh Derke 34.9% 11,643
     Independent Michael Trebesh 8.9% 2,974
Total Votes 33,357


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Leonard won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 93. He defeated Kevin Kirk, Jeremiah Napier, and Michael Frederick Trebesh in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Paul Silva (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 93, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Leonard 56.6% 25,283
     Democratic Paul Silva 43.4% 19,377
Total Votes 44,660

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Leonard is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Leonard raised a total of $122,109 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[7]

Tom Leonard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 93 Won $122,109
Grand Total Raised $122,109


Leonard won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Leonard raised a total of $122,109.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Leonard's campaign in 2012
Tom Leonard III$20,600
DTE Energy$3,000
Clinton County Republican Committee$2,500
Randy Richardville Leadership Fund$2,280
Michigan Health & Hospital Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$122,109
Source:Follow the Money



In 2014, Leonard's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[8]

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Preceded by
Paul Opsommer (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 93
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