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Tory Rocca
Tory Rocca.jpg
Michigan State Senate, District 10
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
2004 – 2010
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan
Master'sUniversity of Michigan, 1995
J.D.University Of Michigan Law School, 1999
Personal
Birthday1973
Place of birthSterling Heights, Michigan
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tory Rocca is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Rocca served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 30 from 2005 to 2011.

Biography

Rocca earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan. His professional experience includes working as an attorney; he has been involved in business and product liability law.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Banking & Financial Institution
Families, Seniors and Human Services, Vice-chair
Judiciary
Regulatory Reform, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rocca served on the following committees:

Issues

Legislation

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.

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Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Kenneth Jenkins was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Tory Rocca defeated Jake Null in the Republican primary. Rocca faces Jenkins in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Michigan State Senate, District 10 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTory Rocca Incumbent 62.7% 51,465
     Democratic Kenneth Jenkins 37.3% 30,657
Total Votes 82,122

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Rocca won election to the 10th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Paul Gieleghem (D) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Michigan State Senate, District 10 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tory Rocca (R) 44,486
Paul Gieleghem (D) 37,369

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Tory Rocca ran for District 30 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Grant Hughes.[6]

Tory Rocca raised $31,108 for his campaign.[7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tory Rocca (R) 25,713
Grant Hughes (D) 17,150

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rocca is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Rocca raised a total of $439,014 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[8]

Tory Rocca's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 10 Not up for election $72,975
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 10 Won $255,322
2008 Michigan State House, District 30 Won $31,108
2006 Michigan State House, District 30 Won $31,255
2004 Michigan State House, District 30 Won $48,354
Grand Total Raised $439,014

2012

Rocca was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rocca raised a total of $72,975.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tory Rocca's campaign in 2012
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$8,000
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union$5,000
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association$3,500
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$3,500
Michigan Bankers Association$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$72,975
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Rocca won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Rocca raised a total of $255,322.

2008

Rocca won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Rocca raised a total of $31,108.

2006

Rocca won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Rocca raised a total of $31,255.

2004

Rocca won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Rocca raised a total of $48,354.

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.[9]

January 2011 - March 2012

Tory Rocca received a 48% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[9]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Mickey Switalski
Michigan State Senate District 10
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 30
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Jeff Farrington